Patents by Inventor Katsuhiko YOUROU

Katsuhiko YOUROU 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: 11120395
    Abstract: A delivery system includes a vehicle and a management server configured to communicate with the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to perform unmanned driving and used to deliver a baggage to a designated delivery destination. When an arrival time of a user, who moves to the delivery destination without riding on the vehicle, to the delivery destination is set, the management server is configured to transmit, to the vehicle, an instruction for moving the vehicle in accordance with a delivery route searched to allow the vehicle to reach the delivery destination at the set arrival time. The vehicle moves to the delivery destination in accordance with the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naomi Kataoka, Toshiaki Niwa, Yasuhiro Baba, Katsuhiko Yourou, Kazuyuki Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10994616
    Abstract: Each vehicle includes a detection device configured to detect a situation outside the vehicle. When a server receives from a depleted EV a help signal requesting power supply from another vehicle to the depleted EV, the server selects, from among the other vehicles, a rescue EV to supply electric power to the depleted EV. The rescue EV moves to the depleted EV, determines a stopping position of the rescue EV from a situation around the depleted EV detected by the detection device, and performs power supply to the depleted EV at the stopping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kagawa, Naomi Kataoka, Toshiaki Niwa, Yasuhiro Baba, Katsuhiko Yourou
  • Patent number: 10994615
    Abstract: Each vehicle includes a detection device configured to detect a situation outside the vehicle. When a server receives from a depleted EV a help signal requesting power supply from another vehicle to the depleted EV, the server selects, from among the other vehicles, a rescue EV to supply electric power to the depleted EV. The rescue EV moves to the depleted EV, stops behind the depleted EV detected by the detection device, and supplies power to the depleted EV while being stopped behind the depleted EV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Yourou, Naomi Kataoka, Toshiaki Niwa, Yasuhiro Baba, Kazuyuki Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10997798
    Abstract: A depleted EV transmits first information including a current location of the depleted EV to a server. Each of the other vehicles transmits second information including a current location of the vehicle to the server. When the server receives from the depleted EV a help signal requesting power supply from another vehicle to the depleted EV, the server selects, from among the other vehicles, a rescue EV to supply electric power to the depleted EV, using the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiaki Niwa, Naomi Kataoka, Yasuhiro Baba, Katsuhiko Yourou, Kazuyuki Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10802502
    Abstract: A movable body utilization system includes: a vehicle configured to perform automated driving; and a server configured to communicate with the vehicle. The server selects the vehicle conforming to a demand of a user who is not an owner of the vehicle when the server receives a utilization application for utilizing the vehicle for a predetermined purpose by the user, the demand including the vehicle utilizable for the predetermined purpose and a utilization fee of the vehicle. Then, the server transmits, to the selected vehicle, an instruction for allowing the user to utilize the vehicle. In accordance with the instruction, the vehicle is configured to move to the user who has made the utilization application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Yourou, Naomi Kataoka, Toshiaki Niwa, Yasuhiro Baba, Kazuyuki Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10777105
    Abstract: A vehicle is a movable body capable of traveling in a driver-operated mode and traveling in a driverless mode, and includes an advertisement display device and a controller. The advertisement display device is configured to switch between a first state to provide an advertisement outside of the vehicle and a second state to provide no advertisement outside of the vehicle. The controller is configured to control the advertisement display device to enter the first state during traveling in the driverless mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kagawa, Naomi Kataoka, Toshiaki Niwa, Yasuhiro Baba, Katsuhiko Yourou
  • Publication number: 20200281385
    Abstract: A movable body is configured to receive a package at a first location and wait for a recipient at a second location that is different from the first location. The movable body includes: a body configured to perform autonomous driving; a storage box attached to the body, the storage box being configured to temporarily store the package; and a controller configured to move the body from the first location to the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato ENDO, Katsuhiko YOUROU, Shunji TATEISHI, Nobukatsu FUJISHITA
  • Publication number: 20200282834
    Abstract: Provided is a movable system including a movable body to be used by a plurality of users, and a server device. When the server device receives identification information of a user from the movable body, the server device acquires setting information to set the form of the movable body based on the identification information of the user and transmits it to the movable body. The movable body includes a form changing unit configured to change the outer shape or the appearance of the movable body based on the setting information thus received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato ENDO, Katsuhiko YOUROU, Shunji TATEISHI, Nobukatsu FUJISHITA
  • Publication number: 20200285238
    Abstract: A control device controls a mobile object capable of traveling within a predetermined closed area, which allows a user to get on the mobile object at a first location within the predetermined closed area and to get off at a second location different from the first location. The control device controls the mobile object such that the mobile object travels to the first location when the mobile object remains in a state, for a predetermined period of time, in which no luggage is left in the mobile object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato ENDO, Katsuhiko YOUROU, Shunji TATEISHI, Nobukatsu FUJISHITA
  • Publication number: 20200286379
    Abstract: A mobile object for moving within a facility includes: a candidate location information acquisition device configured to acquire candidate location information regarding locations of a plurality of destination candidates in the facility; a current location information acquisition device configured to acquire current location information on the mobile object; an other mobile object information acquisition device configured to acquire other mobile object location information regarding locations of a plurality of other mobile objects that move within the facility; and a route acquisition device configured to acquire a route for moving to at least one destination candidate out of the destination candidates, based on the candidate location information, the current location information, and the other mobile object location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato ENDO, Katsuhiko YOUROU, Shunji TATEISHI, Nobukatsu FUJISHITA
  • Publication number: 20200286063
    Abstract: A shopping support system includes a management server, a reservation device such as a shooter, an automatic sorter, and a register. The management server specifies a reserved product to be purchased in response to an operation input to the reservation device, controls the automatic sorter to pick up the reserved product to be purchased, transmits a price thereof to the register, and cause a moving object loaded with the settled product to move to a product receiving place by autonomous driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Endo, Katsuhiko Yourou, Shunji Tateishi, Nobukatsu Fujishita
  • Publication number: 20200272151
    Abstract: Provided is a moving object configured to move in an airport. The moving object includes a communication unit configured to acquire identification information of a user and second information acquisition means for acquiring information about a destination, to which baggage of the user is to be transported, from a server apparatus based on the identification information of the user. Furthermore, the moving object includes a control device for moving to the destination in a state where the baggage of the user is held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato ENDO, Katsuhiko YOUROU, Shunji TATEISHI, Nobukatsu FUJISHITA
  • Publication number: 20190164127
    Abstract: A delivery system includes a vehicle and a management server configured to communicate with the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to perform unmanned driving and used to deliver a baggage to a designated delivery destination. When an arrival time of a user, who moves to the delivery destination without riding on the vehicle, to the delivery destination is set, the management server is configured to transmit, to the vehicle, an instruction for moving the vehicle in accordance with a delivery route searched to allow the vehicle to reach the delivery destination at the set arrival time. The vehicle moves to the delivery destination in accordance with the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naomi KATAOKA, Toshiaki NIWA, Yasuhiro BABA, Katsuhiko YOUROU, Kazuyuki KAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190138023
    Abstract: Each vehicle is configured to perform automated driving and includes a camera and an ECU. The camera is configured to capture an image of a situation outside the vehicle. The ECU receives an image capture request including an image capture location through a communication module. The ECU performs control for causing the vehicle to move to the image capture location and capturing an image of a situation outside the vehicle by the camera in accordance with the image capture request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiaki NIWA, Naomi KATAOKA, Yasuhiro BABA, Katsuhiko YOUROU, Kazuyuki KAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190130800
    Abstract: A vehicle is a movable body capable of traveling in a driver-operated mode and traveling in a driverless mode, and includes an advertisement display device and a controller. The advertisement display device is configured to switch between a first state to provide an advertisement outside of the vehicle and a second state to provide no advertisement outside of the vehicle. The controller is configured to control the advertisement display device to enter the first state during traveling in the driverless mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki KAGAWA, Naomi KATAOKA, Toshiaki NIWA, Yasuhiro BABA, Katsuhiko YOUROU
  • Publication number: 20190130331
    Abstract: A management server is configured to receive a flight schedule and a boarding procedure progress status of a user from an airport server configured to manage a boarding procedure of the user, and is configured to specify a location of a delayed user in the airport, the delayed user being a user who is delayed for the boarding procedure. The management server is configured to dispatch a vehicle to the delayed user and transmit, to the vehicle, an instruction for carrying the delayed user to a location of a procedure which the delayed user has not been through in the boarding procedure. The vehicle is configured to: move to the delayed user in accordance with the instruction; and move, in accordance with the instruction, to the location of the procedure which the delayed user has not been through, after the delayed user rides on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naomi KATAOKA, Toshiaki NIWA, Yasuhiro BABA, Katsuhiko YOUROU, Kazuyuki KAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190126756
    Abstract: Each vehicle includes a detection device configured to detect a situation outside the vehicle. When a server receives from a depleted EV a help signal requesting power supply from another vehicle to the depleted EV, the server selects, from among the other vehicles, a rescue EV to supply electric power to the depleted EV. The rescue EV moves to the depleted EV, stops behind the depleted EV detected by the detection device, and supplies power to the depleted EV while being stopped behind the depleted EV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiko YOUROU, Naomi KATAOKA, Toshiaki NIWA, Yasuhiro BABA, Kazuyuki KAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190126768
    Abstract: A depleted EV transmits first information including a current location of the depleted EV to a server. Each of the other vehicles transmits second information including a current location of the vehicle to the server. When the server receives from the depleted EV a help signal requesting power supply from another vehicle to the depleted EV, the server selects, from among the other vehicles, a rescue EV to supply electric power to the depleted EV, using the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiaki NIWA, Naomi KATAOKA, Yasuhiro BABA, Katsuhiko YOUROU, Kazuyuki KAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190126757
    Abstract: Each vehicle includes a detection device configured to detect a situation outside the vehicle. When a server receives from a depleted EV a help signal requesting power supply from another vehicle to the depleted EV, the server selects, from among the other vehicles, a rescue EV to supply electric power to the depleted EV. The rescue EV moves to the depleted EV, determines a stopping position of the rescue EV from a situation around the depleted EV detected by the detection device, and performs power supply to the depleted EV at the stopping position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki KAGAWA, Naomi KATAOKA, Toshiaki NIWA, Yasuhiro BABA, Katsuhiko YOUROU
  • Publication number: 20190121366
    Abstract: A movable body utilization system includes: a vehicle configured to perform automated driving; and a server configured to communicate with the vehicle. The server selects the vehicle conforming to a demand of a user who is not an owner of the vehicle when the server receives a utilization application for utilizing the vehicle for a predetermined purpose by the user, the demand including the vehicle utilizable for the predetermined purpose and a utilization fee of the vehicle. Then, the server transmits, to the selected vehicle, an instruction for allowing the user to utilize the vehicle. In accordance with the instruction, the vehicle is configured to move to the user who has made the utilization application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiko YOUROU, Naomi KATAOKA, Toshiaki NIWA, Yasuhiro BABA, Kazuyuki KAGAWA