Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Majima

Hiroshi Majima 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: 20210327396
    Abstract: A display control device provided at a vehicle and including a processor, a first display section, a second display section adjacent to the first display section, and a third display section adjacent to the second display section in a different direction from the first display section. The processor being configured to: control the first display section, the second display section, and the third display section; acquire notification information to be notified to a driver of the vehicle; and execute an animation such that the notification information currently being displayed on one of the first display section or the third display section is displayed on the second display section and then displayed on another of the first display section or the third display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Kazuya OHTAKE, Rio MIZUNO, Kazuki SASAMOTO, Hiroshi MAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20210323470
    Abstract: A display control device includes a processor. The processor being configured to: gather a captured image from an imaging section that captures images of outside a vehicle; in a case in which an event notifiable to a driver of the vehicle has been detected based on peripheral information relating to a periphery of the vehicle, generate an interruption image including a captured image relating to the event and information indicating a direction in which the event has arisen relative to the vehicle; and perform processing to display the generated interruption image in a notification region configuring part of a display region of a display device that is visible to the driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Rio MIZUNO, Kazuya OHTAKE, Hiroshi MAJIMA, Kazuki SASAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10967869
    Abstract: A road surface condition estimation apparatus (1) is provided with a collecting device (111) for collecting, from vehicle (2), behavior information relating to a behavior of the vehicle; a determining device (112) for determining on the basis of the behavior information whether or not an abnormality condition is satisfied, the abnormality condition being set on the basis of a specific behavior that is expected to be taken by the vehicle when the vehicle encounters a road surface abnormality; and an estimating device (112) for estimating a condition of the road surface on the basis of a determined result of the determining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Kimura, Hiroshi Majima, Masaya Fujimori, Takeo Moriai, Tatsuya Obuchi
  • Publication number: 20210064891
    Abstract: An object is to enable a user to more readily design a maintenance plan according to the type of an abnormality of road. A first abnormal section that is a road section having a road condition of a first abnormality and a second abnormal section that is a road section having the road condition of a second abnormality that is different from the first abnormality are detected, based on vehicle information from a plurality of vehicles. Out of roads in a displayed map, the first abnormal section is provided with the state information in a first display mode, and the second abnormal section is provided with the state information in a second display mode that is different from the first display mode. The first abnormal section and the second abnormal section provided with the state information are displayed in a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke KIMURA, Tatsuya OBUCHI, Masaya FUJIMORI, Takeo MORIAI, Hiroshi MAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20210063196
    Abstract: An abnormal section that is a road section having an abnormal road condition is detected out of respective road sections, based on vehicle information from a plurality of vehicles. Out of roads in a displayed map, a small number of abnormal sections-part that has a number of consecutive abnormal sections (a continuous distance where the road condition is abnormal) less than a reference value is provided with state information in a first display mode. A large number of abnormal sections-part that has the number of consecutive abnormal sections equal to or greater than the reference value is provided with the state information in a second display mode that is different from the first display mode. The small number of abnormal sections-part and the large number of abnormal sections-part provided with the state information are displayed in a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yosuke Kimura, Tatsuya Obuchi, Masaya Fujimori, Takeo Moriai, Hiroshi Majima
  • Publication number: 20200132480
    Abstract: A route retrieval apparatus includes a route retrieval unit configured to perform route retrieval from a departure place to a destination, the route retrieval retrieving a route using one or two or more pieces of moving means among a plurality of pieces of moving means including sharing type moving means in which a vehicle with a relatively small riding capacity is used by unspecified people, and perform the route retrieval from the departure place to the destination, the route retrieval retrieving a route including usage of the sharing type moving means, such that the usage of the sharing type moving means is restricted to at least one of usage from the departure place or a periphery of the departure place and usage for reaching the destination or a periphery of the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi MAJIMA, Nariaki AMANO, Yukiya YAMANE, Kazuki KATO
  • Publication number: 20200134765
    Abstract: An information processing device is configured to communicate with a portable terminal of a user or mounted on the portable terminal. The information processing device includes a processor configured to cause a display device included in the portable terminal to display ticket information in response to a handling by the user, the ticket information corresponding to a ticket for transportation, wherein: an operation plan of the transportation is previously specified, the operation plan of the transportation including an operation route and an operation time of the transportation; the ticket expires while the transportation is operating; and the processor is configured to permit the display device to display the ticket information until a predetermined time elapses after the ticket expires, and prohibit the display device from displaying the ticket information after the predetermined time has elapsed since the ticket expires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi MAJIMA, Nariaki AMANO, Yukiya YAMANE, Kazuki KATO
  • Publication number: 20200132499
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus is configured to perform communication with a user terminal or installed in the user terminal and includes one or more processors configured to perform a route search for a route from a departure point to a destination using one or more types of transportation from among a plurality of types of transportation; display on a display unit of the user terminal one or more route candidates obtained from the route search; and, in a manner of associating with a route candidate obtained from the route search and displayed on the display unit using two or more types of transportation from among the plurality of types of transpiration, display on the display unit a name of a type of transportation from among the two or more types of transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi MAJIMA, Nariaki AMANO, Yukiya YAMANE, Kazuki KATO
  • Publication number: 20200132494
    Abstract: On a basis of history information of route search results using particular types of transportation, a first type of rates of the particular types of transportation being used in route candidates of each of route search results and a second type of rates of the particular types of transportation being used in route candidates each selected by a user from among the route candidates provided in each of the route search results are calculated on a per-type of transportation basis and on a per-combination of departure point area and destination area basis. Data is generated, on the per-combination of departure point area and destination area basis, where the departure point areas and the destination areas are associated with, on the per-type of transportation basis, the at least one type of rates from among the first type of rates and the second type of rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi MAJIMA, Nariaki AMANO, Yukiya YAMANE, Kazuki KATO
  • Publication number: 20200132481
    Abstract: An information providing device includes: a route search unit configured to search a route from a departure place to a destination place, the route using one or more of a plurality of movement means; and a display control unit configured to cause a display unit of a user terminal to display a route search result by the route search unit, in accordance with a display specification, the route search result including one or a plurality of route candidates, wherein a first display specification includes at least one of information of whether to display a particular route candidate and a display order of the particular route candidate in the plurality of route candidates, the first display specification is determined based on a unique condition that is specified for particular movement means, and the particular route candidate is a route candidate that uses the particular movement means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi MAJIMA, Nariaki AMANO, Yukiya YAMANE, Kazuki KATO
  • Patent number: 10632860
    Abstract: A vehicle for a controller includes an electronic control unit which includes an alternator that can generate electric power using rotation of an engine and a first battery and a second battery that can be charged by the alternator. The first battery is connected in parallel to the alternator and the second battery is connected in parallel to the alternator and the first battery via a second switch. The electronic control unit is configured not to charge the second battery with regenerative power generated by the alternator by switching the second switch to an OFF state when the temperature of the alternator is higher than a first predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeaki Suzuki, Hiroshi Majima
  • Publication number: 20190329786
    Abstract: A road surface condition estimation apparatus (1) is provided with a collecting device (111) for collecting, from vehicle (2), behavior information relating to a behavior of the vehicle; a determining device (112) for determining on the basis of the behavior information whether or not an abnormality condition is satisfied, the abnormality condition being set on the basis of a specific behavior that is expected to be taken by the vehicle when the vehicle encounters a road surface abnormality; and an estimating device (112) for estimating a condition of the road surface on the basis of a determined result of the determining device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yosuke KIMURA, Hiroshi Majima, Masaya Fujimori, Takeo Moriai, Tatsuya Obuchi
  • Patent number: 10437242
    Abstract: A vehicle remote operation system includes a controller correcting a map, which indicates a relationship between an operation amount of a reference vehicle and an operation amount of a vehicle to be operated, based on vehicle characteristic data of the vehicle to be operated, characteristic of the operation device being determined based on characteristic of an operation device of the reference vehicle, correcting an operation amount, which is indicated by the operation signal, in accordance with a characteristic of the vehicle to be operated by using the corrected map, and outputting a control signal indicating the corrected operation amount to the vehicle to be operated so that the vehicle to be operated can be operated in accordance with the corrected operation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki Tokura, Naoya Ishizaki, Tomoharu Maeda, Yushi Seki, Hiroshi Majima, Katsuya Terahata
  • Patent number: 10415529
    Abstract: There is provided a controller for a vehicle that can execute, while the vehicle is stationary or moving, control of automatically stopping an engine upon determining that automatic stop conditions are met, and automatically restarting the engine upon determining that automatic restart conditions are met while automatic engine stop is in effect. At a time of first engine restart in one trip, the controller diagnoses whether a system that automatically restarts the engine is normal or abnormal. The automatic stop conditions for in-motion automatic engine stop include automatic stop execution conditions that are set based on a state of the vehicle, and automatic stop permit conditions that are set based on a travel environment. The controller sets the automatic stop permit conditions such that determination criteria are more stringent as a cumulative number of times of in-motion automatic engine stop in one trip is smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Majima
  • Patent number: 10401850
    Abstract: A vehicle remote operation system includes a controller correcting a map, which indicates a relationship between an operation amount of a reference vehicle and an operation amount of a vehicle to be operated, based on vehicle characteristic data of the vehicle to be operated, characteristic of the operation device being determined based on characteristic of an operation device of the reference vehicle, correcting an operation amount, which is indicated by the operation signal, in accordance with a characteristic of the vehicle to be operated by using the corrected map, and outputting a control signal indicating the corrected operation amount to the vehicle to be operated so that the vehicle to be operated can be operated in accordance with the corrected operation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki Tokura, Naoya Ishizaki, Tomoharu Maeda, Yushi Seki, Hiroshi Majima, Katsuya Terahata
  • Publication number: 20190179302
    Abstract: A vehicle remote operation system includes a controller correcting a map, which indicates a relationship between an operation amount of a reference vehicle and an operation amount of a vehicle to be operated, based on vehicle characteristic data of the vehicle to be operated, characteristic of the operation device being determined based on characteristic of an operation device of the reference vehicle, correcting an operation amount, which is indicated by the operation signal, in accordance with a characteristic of the vehicle to be operated by using the corrected map, and outputting a control signal indicating the corrected operation amount to the vehicle to be operated so that the vehicle to be operated can be operated in accordance with the corrected operation amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki TOKURA, Naoya ISHIZAKI, Tomoharu MAEDA, Yushi SEKI, Hiroshi MAJIMA, Katsuya TERAHATA
  • Publication number: 20180229614
    Abstract: A vehicle for a controller includes an electronic control unit which includes an alternator that can generate electric power using rotation of an engine and a first battery and a second battery that can be charged by the alternator. The first battery is connected in parallel to the alternator and the second battery is connected in parallel to the alternator and the first battery via a second switch. The electronic control unit is configured not to charge the second battery with regenerative power generated by the alternator by switching the second switch to an OFF state when the temperature of the alternator is higher than a first predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeaki SUZUKI, Hiroshi MAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20180202408
    Abstract: There is provided a controller for a vehicle that can execute, while the vehicle is stationary or moving, control of automatically stopping an engine upon determining that automatic stop conditions are met, and automatically restarting the engine upon determining that automatic restart conditions are met while automatic engine stop is in effect. At a time of first engine restart in one trip, the controller diagnoses whether a system that automatically restarts the engine is normal or abnormal. The automatic stop conditions for in-motion automatic engine stop include automatic stop execution conditions that are set based on a state of the vehicle, and automatic stop permit conditions that are set based on a travel environment. The controller sets the automatic stop permit conditions such that determination criteria are more stringent as a cumulative number of times of in-motion automatic engine stop in one trip is smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi MAJIMA
  • Patent number: 9821811
    Abstract: An electronic control device automatically stops an engine operation when a remaining electric power amount index value is equal to or larger than an engine stop permission threshold. The device automatically restarts the engine operation when the remaining electric power amount index value is smaller than an engine restart threshold after the engine operation is automatically stopped. The device changes the engine stop permission threshold from a first threshold, which has been set until a start of an activation of an electric actuator, to a second threshold, which is larger than the first threshold, when the automatic engine stop is not carried out and the activation of the actuator is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Majima
  • Patent number: 9523337
    Abstract: An idling stop control device of the invention acquires an index (SOCx) indicating a magnitude of a remaining charged electric power amount of a battery (41), restarts an operation of an engine (25) by operating a starter (43) when the index becomes smaller than a predetermined restart threshold (SOCstart) while an automatic stop of the operation of the engine has been carried out, and changes the threshold from a first threshold (SOC1) to a second threshold (SOC2) when an operation of an electric actuator (31) is started while the automatic stop has been carried out. The first threshold is a threshold set immediately before the operation of the actuator is started and the second threshold is smaller than the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Majima