Patents by Inventor Kazuya Nishimura

Kazuya Nishimura 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: 11215116
    Abstract: A turbine blade includes a blade body in which a suction side (51) facing one side in a circumferential direction and a pressure side (52) facing the other side in the circumferential direction are connected at a leading edge and a trailing edge; and a shroud provided at a tip which is a radially outer end portion of the blade body. The shroud includes a shroud body having an outer circumferential surface facing radially outward, a front end surface extending to both sides in the circumferential direction with a leading edge side of the blade body as a reference point (P1), a rear end surface extending to both sides in the circumferential direction with a trailing edge side of the blade body as a reference point (P2), and a contact surface provided on both sides in the circumferential direction, and a reinforcing portion which protrudes from the outer circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI POWER, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Hiyama, Kazuya Nishimura, Keita Takamura, Susumu Wakazono, Daigo Fujimura
  • Patent number: 11216676
    Abstract: A server of an information processing system receives, from each of the vehicles, a signal detection location where a traffic signal is detected by an imaging unit of each of the vehicles, and travel information at the signal detection location, calculates, based on the information from each of the vehicles, a mean distance L from the signal detection location to the traffic signal, and a mean speed S at the signal detection location, and evaluate a risk of the traffic signal based on at least the mean distance L and the mean speed S. The server then provides attention information to the vehicle approaching the traffic signal having the risk higher than a prescribed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Naoki Uenoyama, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Publication number: 20210407691
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first information processing apparatus, and a plurality of second information processing apparatuses. The first information processing apparatus acquires movement history information on an infected person with a predetermined infectious disease, identifies, based on the movement history information, a first place that the infected person visited and a first visit date and time, and notifies the second information processing apparatus associated with the first place of information about the first place and the first visit date and time. Each second information processing apparatus identifies, based on visit history information including a visit date and time of the predetermined place by users who are associated with the predetermined place, a first user who visited the first place on the first visit date and time, and notify the first user of possibility of being infected with the predetermined infectious disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Kazuya NISHIMURA, Takumi FUKUNAGA, Josuke YAMANE, Soutaro KANEKO, Rio MINAGAWA
  • Patent number: 11187552
    Abstract: In a server apparatus, a first acquisition unit is configured to acquire a specific point at which the traveling route of a vehicle deviates from a guidance route. A specifying unit is configured to specify a vehicle that has passed through the acquired specific point based on traveling route information of a plurality of vehicles. A second acquisition unit is configured to acquire, from the specified vehicle, an image of the specific point captured by the vehicle. A generation unit is configured to generate information for traveling guidance relating to the specific point based on the acquired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oe, Kazuya Nishimura, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Patent number: 11189048
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a vehicle, and a server configured to communicate with the vehicle. The vehicle generates a captured image of scenery outside the vehicle. The vehicle or the server: starts a first detection processing of successively detecting a first subject in the captured image; determines, as a target region, a partial region of the captured image including a prescribed number of first subjects when the prescribed number of the first subjects are detected; terminates the first detection processing of the target region; and performs image processing of lowering visibility of an image on the target region. The server then transmits the captured image subjected to the image processing to a transmission destination other than the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Yoshihiro Oe, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Patent number: 11190027
    Abstract: A vehicle capable of transmitting power to another vehicle includes an acquisition section that acquires a distance from a location of the vehicle to a specified point; a comparison section that compares the distance with a cruising range of the vehicle; and a control section that controls the power transmission to the other vehicle according to a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Yoshihiro Oe, Naoki Uenoyama, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Publication number: 20210362732
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire, in relation to a first vehicle associated with a predetermined organization, information about a schedule including a purpose of use, output, in a case where the purpose of use of the first vehicle is business activity, first use-settings information indicating settings regarding use of one or more options mounted in the first vehicle, and output, in a case where the purpose of use of the first vehicle is personal use, second use-settings information indicating settings regarding use of the one or more options mounted in the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Kazuya NISHIMURA, Masaru ANDO, Toshinari HONDA
  • Patent number: 11176653
    Abstract: In a system for specifying a lane marking deterioration, an image acquiring unit acquires a captured image of an outside of a vehicle. A specifying unit extracts a lane marking on a road surface included in the captured image and specifies a deteriorated portion of the lane marking. The specifying unit specifies the deteriorated portion of the lane marking in comparison with another lane marking included in the captured image. A receiving unit receives past lane marking data of a road included in the captured image. The specifying unit specifies, from the captured image, a deteriorated portion of the lane marking that has deteriorated from the past lane marking data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oe, Kazuya Nishimura, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Publication number: 20210334894
    Abstract: In a system for renting vehicles to users, the operation rate of the vehicles is improved. An information processing apparatus for managing the rental of vehicles to users is configured to perform: generating a rental schedule of a vehicle for a first user; obtaining demand data related to a demand for the vehicle; and changing, based on the demand data, a vehicle return point included in the rental schedule, the vehicle return point being a point at which the first user returns the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Kazuya NISHIMURA, Masaru ANDO, Toshinari HONDA
  • Publication number: 20210334723
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller that receives, from a terminal of a first user among a plurality of users including a user not belonging to a predetermined organization, a request for use of to a first vehicle associated with the predetermined organization for other than a business activity in the predetermined organization, and registers, in response to the request, a schedule for use of the first vehicle for other than the business activity. Moreover, a user terminal transmits, to a predetermined apparatus, the request for use of first vehicle associated with the predetermined organization for other than the business activity in the predetermined organization from the first user among a plurality of users including a user not belonging to the predetermined organization, and receives, from the predetermined apparatus, in response to the request, a schedule for use of the first vehicle for other than the business activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Kazuya NISHIMURA, Masaru ANDO, Toshinari HONDA
  • Publication number: 20210334712
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables equipment not provided in a company vehicle to be rented out to a user together with the company vehicle. An information processing apparatus of the present disclosure includes a controller that is configured to acquire a use application to privately use a company vehicle that is used by the company for business activity, from a user who is an employee of a company, specify equipment that is able to be rented out together with the company vehicle to be rented out to the user and that is not provided in the company vehicle, as recommended equipment, based on the use application, and supply guide information suggesting rental of the recommended equipment to a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Kazuya NISHIMURA, Masaru ANDO, Toshinari HONDA
  • Publication number: 20210327014
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to acquire a rental request for a company vehicle used for a business operation of a company, select the company vehicle, in response to the rental request, from among private vehicles that are used by employees of the company when they go to work and are available as the company vehicle, and provide, in a case where a private vehicle is selected in selecting the company vehicle in response to the rental request and rented out as the company vehicle, to a requestor who has sent the rental request availability information that enables the requestor to use the selected private vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Kazuya NISHIMURA, Masaru ANDO, Toshinari HONDA
  • Publication number: 20210326973
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique to encourage a user who is lent a vehicle to obey manners at time of using the vehicle. In the present disclosure, a controller executes: informing a user who is lent a vehicle of information indicating a plurality of manners provisions about use of the vehicle; acquiring a picked-up image of the vehicle about the plurality of manners provisions at time of returning the vehicle; and calculating an evaluation value for obedience of the plurality of manners provisions, based on the picked-up image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Kazuya NISHIMURA, Masaru ANDO, Toshinari HONDA
  • Publication number: 20210295802
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a display device that is visible from a front side, a measurement unit configured to measure a distance between the vehicle and a front vehicle which travels in the same direction as the vehicle, and a display control unit configured to horizontally invert display content on the display device based on the measured distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya NISHIMURA, Yoshihiro OE, Naoki UENOYAMA, Hirofumi KAMIMARU
  • Patent number: 11120282
    Abstract: A traffic violation vehicle identification system, a server and a non-transitory recording medium is provided. The traffic violation vehicle identification system includes a first vehicle and a server. The first vehicle is configured to generate a first picture by photographing a traffic light in an travel direction of the first vehicle and an oncoming vehicle or a crossing vehicle at an intersection, and send violation vehicle information including characteristic information about a traffic violation vehicle performing a traffic violation and a first sending picture, to the server, when the first vehicle detects the traffic violation vehicle in the first picture, the first sending picture being at least a part of the first picture including an evidence picture of the traffic violation, the characteristic information being extracted from the first picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11113566
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image obtained by imaging a vehicle outside, a dictionary storage unit that stores dictionary data to be referred to in specifying an object included in the captured image, a specification unit that specifies the object based on the dictionary data, a behavior information acquisition unit that acquires behavior information indicating a behavior state of a vehicle, and a classification unit that classifies, based on the behavior information of the vehicle with respect to an unspecifiable object as the object unspecified by the specification unit, whether or not the vehicle needs to avoid the unspecifiable object. Image data of the unspecifiable object is used for creating the dictionary data along with a classification result of the classification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Yoshihiro Oe, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Patent number: 11093791
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a storage unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire an image outside a vehicle captured by a camera installed in the vehicle. The determination unit is configured to determine whether or not a determination target image is similar to a reference image based on luminance values of the reference image and the determination target image. The reference image is selected from pieces of image acquired by the acquisition unit. The determination target image is captured after the reference image is acquired. The storage unit is configured to store the image acquired by the acquisition unit excluding the determination target image determined to be similar to the reference image by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Yoshihiro Oe, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Publication number: 20210244326
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to evaluate a driving ability of a driver. A system includes a vehicle and an information processing apparatus. The vehicle detects rush-out of a moving object with a possibility of colliding with the vehicle by a sensor mounted on the vehicle, and also detects that a driver of the vehicle takes an evasive operation for avoiding a collision with the moving object. The information processing apparatus obtains a first time point, which is a point in time at which the vehicle detects the rush-out of the moving object, and a second time point, which is a point in time at which the vehicle detects that the driver takes an evasive action, calculates a reaction time that is a time difference between the first time point and the second time point, and evaluates the driving ability of the driver based on the reaction time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya NISHIMURA, Shin SAKURADA, Hikaru GOTOH
  • Patent number: 11087154
    Abstract: A traffic violation vehicle identification system, a server and a non-transitory recording medium is provided. The traffic violation vehicle identification system includes a first vehicle and a server. The first vehicle is configured to generate a first picture by photographing a traffic light in an travel direction of the first vehicle and an oncoming vehicle or a crossing vehicle at an intersection, and send violation vehicle information including characteristic information about a traffic violation vehicle performing a traffic violation and a first sending picture, to the server, when the first vehicle detects the traffic violation vehicle in the first picture, the first sending picture being at least a part of the first picture including an evidence picture of the traffic violation, the characteristic information being extracted from the first picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11087384
    Abstract: An information processing system including an information processing device that is used by a first user and a server configured that can communicate with the information processing device is provided. The server is configured to store a first list of commodities which are sold by the first user who uses a vehicle, a second list of commodities which a second user wants to purchase, and position information of a receiving place of the commodities. The information processing device is configured to notify the first user of transaction information when a predetermined condition based on position information or travel route information of the vehicle which is moving and the position information of the receiving place is satisfied. The transaction information is information including identification information of commodities which are common to the first list and the second list and the position information of the receiving place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Nishimura