Patents by Inventor Kazuki SUGIE

Kazuki SUGIE 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: 11332114
    Abstract: A vehicle control data generation method includes causing processing circuitry to execute an obtaining process that obtains a state of a vehicle and a specifying variable, an operating process that operates an electronic device, a reward calculating process that provides a greater reward when a characteristic of the vehicle meets a standard than when the characteristic does not meet the standard, and an updating process that updates relationship defining data. The update map outputs the updated relationship defining data. The reward calculating process includes a changing process that changes the reward, provided when the characteristic of the vehicle is a predetermined characteristic, such that the reward in a case where torque generated by an internal combustion engine is used to generate the propelling force of the vehicle differs from the reward in a case where the torque is not used to generate the propelling force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11333097
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine condition determination apparatus includes a storage device; and an execution device. The storage device stores mapping data that defines a mapping. The execution device is configured to execute an acquisition process of acquiring an internal combustion engine state variable every time a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine rotates by a predetermined angle, and a determination process of determining a condition of the internal combustion engine based on an output obtained through the mapping using the internal combustion engine state variable as an input. The mapping data is trained by machine learning. The execution device is configured to prohibit the determination process when a rotation speed of the crankshaft is equal to or higher than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11326541
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a storage device that stores mapping data including data that defines mapping that receives input data based on a plurality of detection values which are detection values of an in-vehicle sensor and which are before or after in time series and outputs a predetermined output value and that is learned by machine learning and an execution device that executes an acquisition process of acquiring the input data from the storage device, a calculation process of calculating the predetermined output value with the input data as an input of the mapping, and a transmission process of transmitting the detection values used when the input data is generated and time series data including data based on one or a plurality of detection values which are before or after the detection value used for the input data in time series to an outside of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11313309
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a memory configured to store relationship definition data that defines a relationship between a state of a vehicle and an action variable, which is a variable relating to an operation of electronic equipment in the vehicle, and a processor. The processor is configured to execute acquisition processing of acquiring a detection value of a sensor and driving preference information, operation processing of operating the electronic equipment, reward calculation processing of providing a greater reward when a characteristic of the vehicle satisfies a criterion than when the characteristic of the vehicle does not satisfy the criterion, and update processing of updating the relationship definition data. The processor is configured to, based on update mapping, output the relationship definition data updated to increase an expected return on the reward when the electronic equipment is operated in compliance with the relationship definition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11268467
    Abstract: A controller includes a memory device and an execution device, which executes an operation of an operated unit of an internal combustion engine. The execution device executes a first calculation process that uses adapted data sets in order to calculate an operated amount on the basis of a detected value of a state variable, a second calculation process that calculates, as the operated amount, a value that is determined by a relationship defining data set and the state variable, a reinforcement learning process that updates the relationship defining data set, first and operation processes that operate the operated unit in accordance with a calculated value of the operated amount, and a switching process that switches a process that operates the operated unit between the first operation process and the second operation process in accordance with the state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11263709
    Abstract: A supply information communication system, a communication module, a liquid supply facility, and a supply information communication method are provided. The communication module is mounted on a vehicle to which liquid is supplied from the liquid supply facility. An obtaining section of the liquid supply facility obtains identifying information for identifying the vehicle that is a supply destination of the liquid discharged by a supplying section. A transmitting section of the liquid supply facility transmits supply information to the vehicle identified by the identifying information. The supply information includes information indicating that the liquid has been supplied. The communication module includes a receiving section and a storing section. The receiving section receives the supply information addressed to the vehicle on which the communication module is mounted. The storing section stores the received supply information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Sugie, Harufumi Muto, Yosuke Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11255282
    Abstract: A state detection system for an internal combustion engine is provided. Rotation waveform variables include information on a difference between cylinders in the rotational speed of a crankshaft during periods in which the respective cylinders generate combustion torque. An obtainment process obtains a value of the rotation waveform variables and a value of a road surface state variable based on an output of a sensor that detects a state of the road surface. A selection process selects, from a plurality of types of mapping data stored in the storage device, the mapping data that is associated with the road surface state variable as the detection mapping. A determination process determines whether the engine is in a predetermined operating state based on an output value of the selected detection mapping that takes the rotation waveform variables as inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11248553
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a storage device and a processor. The storage device is configured to store relationship prescription data that prescribe a relationship between a state of a vehicle and an action variable that is a variable related to an operation of an electronic device in the vehicle. The processor is configured to calculate a reward corresponding to the operation of the electronic device. The processor is configured to update the relationship prescription data using, as inputs to updated mapping determined in advance, the state of the vehicle that is based on a detection value that is acquired, a value of the action variable that is used to operate the electronic device, and the reward corresponding to the operation of the electronic device when a computation load on the processor is equal to or less than a predetermined load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11235781
    Abstract: A vehicle control system is provided. A classification process classifies vehicles into groups based on information related to vehicles. In order to update relationship defining data for each of the classified groups, an update process inputs, into an update map, states of the vehicles belonging to a same group, values of action variables used to operate the electronic devices of the vehicles belonging to the same group, and rewards corresponding to the operation of the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11230984
    Abstract: A controller includes a memory device and an execution device that executes first and second operation processes, a switching process, and a recording process. The first operation process operates an operated unit by an operated amount, which is calculated on the basis of a state variable, using an adapted data set. The second operation process operates the operated unit by an operated amount that is defined by a relationship defining data set and the state variable. The switching process switches a process that operates the operated unit between the first operation process and the second operation process. The recording process obtains a value of the state variable used in calculation of the operated amount using the first operation process during an operation of the operated unit using the second operation process. The recording process also records time-series data of the obtained value of the state variable in the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11225923
    Abstract: A controller includes a memory device and an execution device, which executes an operation of an operated unit of an internal combustion engine. The execution device includes a first operation process that operates the operated unit by an operated amount, which is calculated on the basis of a state of a vehicle, using an adapted data set, a second operation process that operates the operated unit by an operated amount that is defined by a relationship defining data set and the state of the vehicle, and a switching process that switches the operation of the operated unit between an operation by the first operation process and an operation by the second operation process, depending on whether the vehicle is performing a manual acceleration travel or an automatic acceleration travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11226034
    Abstract: A CPU sets a gear ratio, which is an action, on the basis of an accelerator operation amount, a vehicle speed, a gradient, a curvature, and a current gear ratio, until a predetermined amount of time elapses. The CPU operates a transmission in accordance with the set gear ratio and obtains a rotation speed NE of a crankshaft at that time. When the predetermined amount of time has elapsed, the CPU updates an action value function by providing a reward in accordance with whether the number of times of switching the rotation speed NE or the gear ratio meets a standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Publication number: 20210385629
    Abstract: A server, an on-board device, a vehicle, a non-transitory storage medium storing a program, and a method for providing information are provided. The server includes circuitry configured to: receive information on an image capture date and time and an image capture location from an on-board device that is configured to capture an image of surroundings of a vehicle and produces the captured image, the surroundings including a sidewalk; store brightness information of the sidewalk on the image capture date and time, the brightness information being detected based on the captured image and the image capture location; and send the brightness information to a mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Jun OKAMOTO, Josuke YAMANE, Risako YAMAMOTO, Kazuki SUGIE, Masatoshi KOMIYAMA
  • Patent number: 11187175
    Abstract: A controller includes a memory device and an execution device, which executes an operation of an operated unit of an internal combustion engine. The execution device includes a first operation process that operates the operated unit by an operated amount, which is calculated on the basis of a state of a vehicle, using an adapted data set, a second operation process that operates the operated unit by an operated amount that is defined by a relationship defining data set and the state of the vehicle, and a switching process that switches the operation of the operated unit between an operation by the first operation process and an operation by the second operation process, depending on whether the vehicle is performing a manual acceleration travel or an automatic acceleration travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11176826
    Abstract: An information providing system includes a server and an onboard device configured to transmit and receive information to and from the server. The onboard device includes an imaging unit configured to image a nearby vehicle and a first transmission unit configured to transmit nearby vehicle information including a captured image of the nearby vehicle or dangerous vehicle information including a position of a dangerous vehicle which is detected from the nearby vehicle information and position information of the onboard device to the server. The server includes a warning unit configured to generate warning information including the position of the dangerous vehicle for a vehicle near the dangerous vehicle and a second transmission unit configured to transmit the warning information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Jun Okamoto, Josuke Yamane, Risako Yamamoto, Kazuki Sugie, Masatoshi Komiyama
  • Patent number: 11168636
    Abstract: A state estimation device for an internal combustion engine includes: a storage device that stores mapping data, the mapping data being data defining a mapping that takes as an input an internal combustion engine state variable and that generates as an output an estimated value for estimating the state of the internal combustion engine; and an execution device that executes an acquisition process of acquiring the internal combustion engine state variable and an estimation process of calculating the estimated value based on the output of the mapping. The mapping data is data learned by machine learning. When the estimated value is out of an acceptable range, the execution device executes a guard process of adjusting the estimated value to a value close to or within the acceptable range. When executing the guard process, the execution device calculates the value after the guard process as the estimated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Publication number: 20210327273
    Abstract: An information providing system includes an onboard device and a server that transmits information to and receives information from the onboard device. The onboard device includes a condition setting unit that acquires a destination and an output mode and transmits the acquired destination and the acquired output mode to the server. The onboard device further includes an output unit that outputs parking lot recommendation information which is received from the server. The server includes a storage unit that stores parking lot information including position information of parking lots and parking fees which are detected from a captured image of the parking lots. The server further includes an information providing unit that prioritizes parking lots which are located within a predetermined range from the destination based on the output mode provides the parking lot information of the prioritized parking lots as the parking lot recommendation information to the onboard device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Jun OKAMOTO, Josuke YAMANE, Risako YAMAMOTO, Kazuki SUGIE, Masatoshi KOMIYAMA
  • Patent number: 11140530
    Abstract: A server, an on-board device, a vehicle, a non-transitory storage medium storing a program, and a method for providing information are provided. The server includes circuitry configured to: receive information on an image capture date and time and an image capture location from an on-board device that is configured to capture an image of surroundings of a vehicle and produces the captured image, the surroundings including a sidewalk; store brightness information of the sidewalk on the image capture date and time, the brightness information being detected based on the captured image and the image capture location; and send the brightness information to a mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Jun Okamoto, Josuke Yamane, Risako Yamamoto, Kazuki Sugie, Masatoshi Komiyama
  • Patent number: 11125179
    Abstract: A vehicle controller is provided. An update process updates a relationship defining data by inputting, to a predetermined update map, a state of a vehicle, a value of an action variable used to operate an electronic device, and a reward corresponding to that electronic device. A reward calculating process provides, based on the state of the vehicle obtained by an obtaining process, a greater reward when a characteristic of the vehicle meets a standard than when the characteristic of the vehicle does not meet the standard. A loosening process loosens the standard to a larger extent when the degree of deterioration is large than when the degree of deterioration is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11125178
    Abstract: A state detection system for an internal combustion engine includes: a memory configured to store mapping data, the mapping data being data that defines a detection mapping, the detection mapping being a mapping between an input and an output, the input being a rotation waveform variable and a drive system rotation speed variable and the output being a value of a combustion state variable, and the detection mapping including a joint operation of the rotation waveform variable and the drive system rotation speed variable based on a parameter learned by machine learning; and a processor configured to execute an acquisition process and a determination process, the acquisition process being configured to acquire a value of the drive system rotation speed variable, the determination process being configured to determine whether or not the internal combustion engine is in a predetermined operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka