Patents by Inventor Katsumi Nagata

Katsumi Nagata 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: 11270118
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices and apparatuses for a video surveillance system. The video surveillance system includes a camera configured to detect first image data. The video surveillance system includes a memory. The memory is configured to store the first image data. The video surveillance system includes a processor. The processor is coupled to the camera and the memory and configured to identify one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to generate metadata associated with the one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to tag the metadata to the one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to generate second image data that is a subset of the first image data based on the metadata tagged to the one or more objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11235734
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a vehicle security system. The vehicle security system includes a first camera positioned on a first vehicle and configured to capture first image data of a surrounding environment. The vehicle security system includes a memory that is configured to store the first image data. The vehicle security system includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine that an object or an action of the object within the surrounding environment is different than a baseline of the surrounding environment based on the first image data. The processor is configured to store, in the memory, the first image data based on the determination and cause a second camera positioned on a second vehicle or on an infrastructure to activate to capture second image data of the surrounding environment as the movement of the object in the interest was predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Patent number: 11233588
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed. A device includes one or more processors and one or more non-transitory memory modules storing machine-readable instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to receive a plurality of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) signals from a plurality of peripheral devices, and, for each of the plurality of peripheral devices, determine a count of the BLE signals received within a period of time. When executed, the machine-readable instructions cause the one or more processors to determine a threshold count value based on the count of each of the plurality of peripheral devices, and determine a proximity of the plurality of peripheral devices with respect to the device based on a comparison of the count of each of the plurality of peripheral devices and the threshold count value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Patent number: 11175669
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a confidence enhancement system. The confidence enhancement system includes a navigation unit configured to obtain navigational map information including a current location of the vehicle. The confidence enhancement system includes a sensor configured to obtain sensor data. The confidence enhancement system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is coupled to the navigation unit and the sensor. The electronic control unit is configured to determine a confidence score. The confidence score is related to safe operation of the autonomous driving of the vehicle based on the current location of the vehicle and the sensor data. The electronic control unit is configured to determine that the confidence score exceeds a confidence threshold and indicate that autonomous driving is safe at the current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Ryan Wiesenberg, Chris Risberg
  • Patent number: 11151387
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a detection system. The detection system includes a first camera configured to capture a first image data of a surrounding environment. The first image data includes multiple objects. The detection system includes a memory configured to store image data. The detection system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to obtain the first image data. The electronic control unit is configured to recognize the multiple objects. The electronic control unit is configured to determine that an object among the multiple objects within the surrounding environment is different than a baseline of the surrounding environment. The electronic control unit is configured to record and capture, in the memory and using the camera, the first image data for a time period before and after the determination that the object is different than the baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Shojiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20210319223
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices and apparatuses for a video surveillance system. The video surveillance system includes a camera configured to detect first image data. The video surveillance system includes a memory. The memory is configured to store the first image data. The video surveillance system includes a processor. The processor is coupled to the camera and the memory and configured to identify one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to generate metadata associated with the one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to tag the metadata to the one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to generate second image data that is a subset of the first image data based on the metadata tagged to the one or more objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11132562
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a detection system. The detection system includes a memory configured to store image data and a first camera configured to capture first image data including a first set of objects in the environment when the vehicle is moving. The electronic control unit is configured to obtain, from the first camera, the first image data including the first set of objects, determine a motion of an object of the first set of objects based on the first image data, and determine that the motion of the object will be different than a baseline motion for the object. The electronic control unit is configured to record and capture, in the memory and using the camera, the first image data for a time period before and after the determination that the motion of the object will be different than the baseline motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Shojiro Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11124070
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a configurable dashboard. The configurable dashboard system includes a sensor configured to detect or measure sensor data that includes a first parameter related to the off-road vehicle. The configurable dashboard system includes a user interface configured to display visualizations of parameters related to the off-road vehicle and images related to the off-road vehicle. The configurable dashboard system includes a processor coupled to the sensor and the user interface. The processor is configured to obtain, from the sensor, the first parameter related to the off-road vehicle. The processor is configured to render on the user interface a first visualization of the first parameter. The processor is configured to obtain, using the user interface, a selection of a second parameter related to the off-road vehicle. The processor is configured to render on the user interface a second visualization of the second parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Publication number: 20210279973
    Abstract: A system for redundant communications in a vehicle includes a primary network access device designed to transmit and receive first data using a first protocol and a long-range radio transceiver designed to transmit and receive second data over at least one radio channel. The system further includes an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the primary network access device and the long-range radio transceiver. The ECU is designed to determine an out-of-range condition in response to the primary network access device being unable to at least one of transmit or receive the first data. The ECU is further designed to generate a transmission message to be sent via the long-range radio transceiver in response to determining the out-of-range condition. The ECU is further designed to control the long-range radio transceiver to transmit the transmission message via the at least one radio channel in response to determining the out-of-range condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Publication number: 20210275368
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are directed to a vehicle. The vehicle includes a passenger compartment and a master controller. The passenger compartment has a plurality of rear passenger seats disposed on a track. Each seat of the plurality of rear passenger seats is configured to move on the track. The master controller is configured to receive a first data from a wheelchair and to direct a movement of each seat of the plurality of rear passenger seats along the track. In response to receiving the first data, the master controller actuates at least one actuator to move at least one of the plurality of rear passenger seats along the track to provide a transportation space for the wheelchair based on the first data received from the wheelchair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Stephen McFarland, JR., Jerry R. Tipper
  • Patent number: 11100801
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a detection system. The hazard detection system includes a first sensor configured to detect or measure first sensor data including driver behavior patterns and a second sensor configured to detect second sensor data including driving patterns of one or more other vehicles. The hazard detection system includes an electronic control unit coupled to the first sensor and the second sensor. The electronic control unit is configured to obtain the first sensor data and the second sensor data and determine that a hazardous condition is present based on the driver behavior patterns or the driving patterns. The electronic control unit is configured to alert a driver of the vehicle, the one or more other vehicles or another entity of the hazardous condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alyssa Pipe, Katsumi Nagata, Ryan Wiesenberg, Gunnar Heinisch, Clinton Williams
  • Publication number: 20210256248
    Abstract: A system including a vehicle electronic control unit, an imaging device, and a controller is disclosed. The controller includes a processor and memory storing computer-readable medium including executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the controller to capture an image of an operator of a vehicle by the imaging device, determine a facial expression of the operator, and transmit a vehicle operation command to the vehicle electronic control unit. The vehicle operation command causes the vehicle electronic control unit to perform a vehicle operation action based on the facial expression of the operator and an operation state of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Prathap Alvakonda
  • Patent number: 11095660
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices of an encryption key distribution system. The encryption key distribution system includes a first computing device, a second computing device and a third computing device. The first computing device includes a memory configured to store a first distributed ledger. The first computing device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to provide the first distributed ledger to the second computing device when the distance is less than a threshold distance. The electronic control unit is configured to receive a second distributed ledger from the second computing device. The electronic control unit is configured to verify the second computing device using the second distributed ledger. The electronic control unit is configured to receive an encryption key from the third computing device after the second computing device has been verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Divya Sai Toopran
  • Publication number: 20210245711
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a vehicle security system. The vehicle security system includes a first camera positioned on a first vehicle and configured to capture first image data of a surrounding environment. The vehicle security system includes a memory that is configured to store the first image data. The vehicle security system includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine that an object or an action of the object within the surrounding environment is different than a baseline of the surrounding environment based on the first image data. The processor is configured to store, in the memory, the first image data based on the determination and cause a second camera positioned on a second vehicle or on an infrastructure to activate to capture second image data of the surrounding environment as the movement of the object in the interest was predicted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Publication number: 20210229552
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a configurable dashboard. The configurable dashboard system includes a sensor configured to detect or measure sensor data that includes a first parameter related to the off-road vehicle. The configurable dashboard system includes a user interface configured to display visualizations of parameters related to the off-road vehicle and images related to the off-road vehicle. The configurable dashboard system includes a processor coupled to the sensor and the user interface. The processor is configured to obtain, from the sensor, the first parameter related to the off-road vehicle. The processor is configured to render on the user interface a first visualization of the first parameter. The processor is configured to obtain, using the user interface, a selection of a second parameter related to the off-road vehicle. The processor is configured to render on the user interface a second visualization of the second parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Patent number: 11062405
    Abstract: A system for ordering goods via a vehicle includes a location sensor, an input device to receive a first desired consumable order from a first POS, a network access device, and an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the location sensor, the input device, and the output device. The ECU is designed to determine or predict a first wait time between ordering the first desired consumable order and a corresponding first desired consumable being available for pickup at the first point of sale, determine a first route time corresponding to an amount of time for the vehicle to travel from the current location of the vehicle to the first point of sale, and control the network access device to transmit the first desired consumable order to the first point of sale when the first wait time is within a predetermined amount of time of the first route time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Divya Sai Toopran, Shojiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20210192862
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for initiating a telematics call in response to a collision involving a vehicle, including: receiving sensor data from a plurality of vehicle sensors; determining severity of the collision based on sensor data; and if the severity of the collision is above a determined threshold, initiating a telematics call to a live operator for assistance, but if the severity of the collision is not above the determined threshold, initiating the telematics call to an automated attendant for assistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: KATSUMI NAGATA, RYAN M. WIESENBERG, CHRISTOPHER J. RISBERG
  • Publication number: 20210167872
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed. A device includes one or more processors and one or more non-transitory memory modules storing machine-readable instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to receive a plurality of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) signals from a plurality of peripheral devices, and, for each of the plurality of peripheral devices, determine a count of the BLE signals received within a period of time. When executed, the machine-readable instructions cause the one or more processors to determine a threshold count value based on the count of each of the plurality of peripheral devices, and determine a proximity of the plurality of peripheral devices with respect to the device based on a comparison of the count of each of the plurality of peripheral devices and the threshold count value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Publication number: 20210150904
    Abstract: Methods and systems for notifying a driver of a first vehicle of obstacles discouraging passing of a second vehicle in front of the first vehicle. The system includes a sensor of the second vehicle configured to detect spatial data in proximity of the second vehicle. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) of the first vehicle. The ECU is configured to receive the spatial data from a transceiver of the second vehicle. The ECU is also configured to determine obstacle data based on the spatial data, the obstacle data identifying a presence of obstacles ahead of the second vehicle discouraging passing of the second vehicle by the first vehicle. The ECU is also configured to provide a notification to the driver of the first vehicle when the obstacle data indicates the presence of obstacles ahead of the second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10991251
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically monitoring a parking meter associated with a vehicle. The system includes a transceiver configured to receive location data of a mobile device associated with a user of the vehicle. The system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) of the vehicle configured to receive or determine parking meter data associated with the parking meter. The ECU is configured to determine, based on the parking meter data, whether a time remaining on the parking meter is below a time threshold. The ECU is configured to automatically communicate, to the mobile device, a warning communication indicating the time remaining on the parking meter when the time remaining on the parking meter is below the time threshold and the location data of the mobile device indicates that a location of the mobile device is more than a threshold distance away from a location of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Divya Sai Toopran