Patents by Inventor Hiroki Okada

Hiroki Okada 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: 20190295281
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an image analyzing unit. The image analyzing unit includes an object region setting unit configured to set an object region, for image information obtained by capturing an imaging range, the object region corresponding to an object existing in the imaging range; a luminance information acquiring unit configured to acquire luminance information indicating luminance in the imaging range; and a correcting unit configured to correct the object region based on the luminance information in a luminance detection region set in a lower part of the object region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yuu YAMADA, Jun YOSHIDA, Yohichiroh OHBAYASHI, Hiroki KUBOZONO, Daisuke OKADA, Shintaroh KIDA, Sukehiro KIMURA, Tabito SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10395460
    Abstract: A portable terminal device of an authentication system includes a first communication unit that performs wireless communication with a vehicle-mounted device by using a first frequency band, a second communication unit that performs ultra-wideband wireless communication using a second frequency band, a notification unit configured to perform a predetermined notification operation, and a first controller that controls the first communication unit, the second communication unit, and the notification unit. The first controller controls the first communication unit to perform wireless communication for authentication with the vehicle-mounted device, and controls the second communication unit to perform wireless communication for measuring a distance from the portable terminal device to the vehicle-mounted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Okada
  • Publication number: 20190241156
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle includes a portable authentication terminal configured to authenticate a user who carries the portable authentication terminal, and a vehicle configured to communicate with the portable authentication terminal. The vehicle includes a sound generation unit configured to generate a predetermined sound within a vehicle cabin, an information reception unit configured to receive information transmitted from the portable authentication terminal, and a determination unit configured to determine whether the portable authentication terminal is within the cabin based on the received information. The portable authentication terminal includes a sound collection unit configured to collect a sound, and an information transmission unit configured to transmit information based on the collected sound to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki OKADA
  • Patent number: 10352715
    Abstract: Driving assistant systems and computer-implemented methods for improving landmark-based route guidance are provided. The computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processor, image data including one or more landmarks. The computer-implemented method further includes identifying, by the processor, a candidate landmark within the image data. The computer-implemented method further includes presenting, by the processor, the candidate landmark to a user. The computer-implemented method further includes, in response to the user accepting the candidate landmark, storing, by the processor, the candidate landmark and a location of the candidate landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Masakuni Okada, Takeyuki Shimura, Hiroki Yoshinaga
  • Publication number: 20190197221
    Abstract: An authentication system that executes user authentication processing in accordance with an authentication request includes at least one first device. The first device has a biological information acquiring unit that is configured to acquire biological information of a user, and a first authentication unit that outputs an authentication result of which the user is authenticated, based on the biological information. The authentication system includes a second device that is configured to communicate with the first device. The second device has an information acquiring-storing unit that is able to store identification information of the first device beforehand, a determination unit that is configured to determine whether the first device is registered, and a second authentication unit that is configured to perform user authentication, in accordance with an authentication result output by the first authentication unit, when the determination unit determines that the first device is registered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki OKADA, Ryuta ATSUMI, Satoshi FUJISAKI, Daisuke HIROKI, Shinpei ASAI, Kouji OOSUGI
  • Publication number: 20190186386
    Abstract: There is provided an engine stopping device including a stopping solenoid, where an operating shaft, interlocked to a control rack of a fuel injection pump, is rotatably supported by an engine case in a pass-through manner. The control rack is forcibly movable to a stopping position by an action of the stopping solenoid on an operation arm provided for a projecting portion of the operating shaft in an integrally rotatable manner. An extending-retracting rod of the stopping solenoid and the operation arm are interlocked by fitting engagement between a pin provided for the extending-retracting rod and a cut-out portion of the operation arm. The cut-out portion is configured in a shape elongated along a direction perpendicular to a movement trajectory of the extending-retracting rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Akira TANAKA, Hiroki OSO, Yoshinori TANAKA, Hideyuki KOYAMA, Takahiro YAMAZAKI, Nobuyoshi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190180536
    Abstract: A vehicular electronic key system includes an electronic key and a wireless communication device. The electronic key includes a first communication unit, a second communication unit, and a first controller that switches an operating state between an ON state where a function of the first communication unit is operated, and an OFF state where the function of the first communication unit is at least partially stopped, based on a result of communication of the second communication unit with the wireless communication device. The wireless communication device includes a third communication unit, and a second controller. The first controller switches the operating state when the first controller detects that the electronic key has been moved by a predetermined distance or longer outside a vehicle based on at least a result of communication of a predetermined signal by the second communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki OKADA
  • Patent number: 10317235
    Abstract: Driving assistant systems and computer-implemented methods for improving landmark-based route guidance are provided. The computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processor, image data including one or more landmarks. The computer-implemented method further includes identifying, by the processor, a candidate landmark within the image data. The computer-implemented method further includes presenting, by the processor, the candidate landmark to a user. The computer-implemented method further includes, in response to the user accepting the candidate landmark, storing, by the processor, the candidate landmark and a location of the candidate landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Masakuni Okada, Takeyuki Shimura, Hiroki Yoshinaga
  • Publication number: 20190170534
    Abstract: A lane guidance system for a vehicle for guiding a vehicle to a recommended lane in which the vehicle is recommended to run out of traffic lanes included in a route from a first point to a second point through the use of an output unit mounted on the vehicle includes: a calculating unit that calculates a predicted value of an occurrence probability of sudden lane change as information indicating the occurrence probability of sudden lane change when the vehicle runs in sections corresponding to a plurality of links; a setting unit that sets the recommended lane on the basis of the predicted value; and a generating unit that generates guidance information for the recommended lane and that outputs the guidance information to the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki OKADA, Ryo NEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190156606
    Abstract: A portable terminal device of an authentication system includes a first communication unit that performs wireless communication with a vehicle-mounted device by using a first frequency band, a second communication unit that performs ultra-wideband wireless communication using a second frequency band, a notification unit configured to perform a predetermined notification operation, and a first controller that controls the first communication unit, the second communication unit, and the notification unit. The first controller controls the first communication unit to perform wireless communication for authentication with the vehicle-mounted device, and controls the second communication unit to perform wireless communication for measuring a distance from the portable terminal device to the vehicle-mounted device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki OKADA
  • Patent number: 10293788
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle includes a portable authentication terminal configured to authenticate a user who carries the portable authentication terminal, and a vehicle configured to communicate with the portable authentication terminal. The vehicle includes a sound generation unit configured to generate a predetermined sound within a vehicle cabin, an information reception unit configured to receive information transmitted from the portable authentication terminal, and a determination unit configured to determine whether the portable authentication terminal is within the cabin based on the received information. The portable authentication terminal includes a sound collection unit configured to collect a sound, and an information transmission unit configured to transmit information based on the collected sound to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Okada
  • Patent number: 10249117
    Abstract: A vehicular electronic key system includes an electronic key and a wireless communication device. The electronic key includes a first communication unit, a second communication unit, and a first controller that switches an operating state between an ON state where a function of the first communication unit is operated, and an OFF state where the function of the first communication unit is at least partially stopped, based on a result of communication of the second communication unit with the wireless communication device. The wireless communication device includes a third communication unit, and a second controller. The first controller switches the operating state when the first controller detects that the electronic key has been moved by a predetermined distance or longer outside a vehicle based on at least a result of communication of a predetermined signal by the second communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Okada
  • Publication number: 20190096227
    Abstract: A vehicle state presentation system includes a terminal device including an ear mounting unit that is mounted on an ear of a user, and a vehicle. The vehicle includes a first communication unit that wirelessly communicates with the terminal device, and a first controller that causes the first communication unit to transmit a notification signal indicating that the vehicle detects a state of the vehicle other than a predetermined state to the terminal device, and the terminal device includes a second communication unit that wirelessly communicates with the vehicle, and a second controller that causes an output unit to perform a notification to the user based on the notification signal received by the second communication unit when the terminal device moves out of a predetermined distance range in which the vehicle is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki OKADA, Ryuta ATSUMI, Satoshi FUJISAKI, Daisuke HIROKI, Shinpei ASAI
  • Publication number: 20190092281
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a terminal device and a vehicle. The terminal device includes a first verification unit that verifies whether the terminal devices matches the vehicle through wireless communication when the terminal device enters an area in which wireless communication between the terminal device and the vehicle is available, and an operation instruction unit that receives an instruction to execute a predetermined operation of the vehicle from the user and the first verification unit has verified that the terminal device matches the vehicle, and transmits a signal according to the instruction to the vehicle, and the vehicle includes a second verification unit that communicates with the first identification unit and verify whether with the vehicle matches the terminal device, and an operation controller that receives the signal from the operation instruction unit and executes the predetermined operation according to the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki OKADA, Ryuta ATSUMI, Satoshi FUJISAKI, Daisuke HIROKI, Shinpei ASAI
  • Publication number: 20190092278
    Abstract: A terminal performs communication with an in-vehicle device to control a vehicle. The terminal includes a controller configured to switch and set a plurality of operation modes, and a vibration detection unit configured to detect vibration of the terminal. The operation modes include a first mode, a second mode different from the first mode, and a third mode where communication with the in-vehicle device is more restricted than in the first mode and the second mode. The controller is configured to, when the first mode is executed, in a case where vibration is not detected in the vibration detection unit for a predetermined time, switch the operation mode to the third mode, and when the second mode is executed, in a case where vibration is not detected in the vibration detection unit for a time longer than the predetermined time, switch the operation mode to the third mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki OKADA, Tomoyuki FUNAYAMA, Toru YOSHIHARA, Shigeki NISHIYAMA, Masashi KOMEYA, Yuuto KAMEYAMA
  • Patent number: 10240941
    Abstract: A lane guidance system for a vehicle for guiding a vehicle to a recommended lane in which the vehicle is recommended to run out of traffic lanes included in a route from a first point to a second point through the use of an output unit mounted on the vehicle includes: a calculating unit that calculates a predicted value of an occurrence probability of sudden lane change as information indicating the occurrence probability of sudden lane change when the vehicle runs in sections corresponding to a plurality of links; a setting unit that sets the recommended lane on the basis of the predicted value; and a generating unit that generates guidance information for the recommended lane and that outputs the guidance information to the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Okada, Ryo Neyama
  • Patent number: 10223853
    Abstract: A portable terminal device of an authentication system includes a first communication unit that performs wireless communication with a vehicle-mounted device by using a first frequency band, a second communication unit that performs ultra-wideband wireless communication using a second frequency band, a notification unit configured to perform a predetermined notification operation, and a first controller that controls the first communication unit, the second communication unit, and the notification unit. The first controller controls the first communication unit to perform wireless communication for authentication with the vehicle-mounted device, and controls the second communication unit to perform wireless communication for measuring a distance from the portable terminal device to the vehicle-mounted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Okada
  • Publication number: 20190054898
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle includes a portable authentication terminal configured to authenticate a user who carries the portable authentication terminal, and a vehicle configured to communicate with the portable authentication terminal. The vehicle includes a sound generation unit configured to generate a predetermined sound within a vehicle cabin, an information reception unit configured to receive information transmitted from the portable authentication terminal, and a determination unit configured to determine whether the portable authentication terminal is within the cabin based on the received information. The portable authentication terminal includes a sound collection unit configured to collect a sound, and an information transmission unit configured to transmit information based on the collected sound to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190047513
    Abstract: A server receives first identification information unique to a user of a vehicle from a first terminal device, receives second identification information unique to a user of a second terminal device from the second terminal device, generates second authentication information based on the first identification information, the second identification information, and first authentication information stored in a first storage unit, and transmits the second authentication information to the second terminal device. A vehicle verifies authenticity of the second authentication information acquired from the second terminal device based on the first identification information and the second identification information acquired from the second terminal device, and the first authentication information stored in a second storage unit, and in a case where authenticity is confirmed, unlocks a storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jumpei FUKE, Hiroki OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190051072
    Abstract: A portable terminal device of an authentication system includes a first communication unit that performs wireless communication with a vehicle-mounted device by using a first frequency band, a second communication unit that performs ultra-wideband wireless communication using a second frequency band, a notification unit configured to perform a predetermined notification operation, and a first controller that controls the first communication unit, the second communication unit, and the notification unit. The first controller controls the first communication unit to perform wireless communication for authentication with the vehicle-mounted device, and controls the second communication unit to perform wireless communication for measuring a distance from the portable terminal device to the vehicle-mounted device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki OKADA