Patents by Inventor Makoto Ikegami

Makoto Ikegami 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: 10953783
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a vehicle main body having a passenger compartment and a rear compartment located more rearward than the passenger compartment; a rear hatch provided on the vehicle main body and configured to open and close the rear compartment; a cooling box disposed in the rear compartment; a first communication device configured to communicate with an external server; a second communication device having a communication distance shorter than that of the first communication device; a locking device configured to lock the rear hatch; and a processor. The processor is configured to receive information about an opening signal from the server through the first communication device, and to open the rear hatch when the processor receives the opening signal through the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10906447
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a main body; a rotary electric machine provided in the main body; a driving battery configured to be chargeable and dischargeable and supply power to the rotary electric machine; a cooling box detachable from the main body; at least one detachable battery detachable from the main body; and a charger configured to charge the detachable battery with power supplied from the driving battery, the detachable battery being configured to be attachable to the cooling box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20200365007
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a delivery item to a vehicle includes a vehicle equipped with a cooling box which is provided with an openable door and configured to accommodate a delivery item, at least one deliverer terminal provided with a notification device for sending a notification to a deliverer, and a delivery server configured to communicate with the vehicle and the deliverer terminal. The delivery server sends to the deliverer terminal a notification indicating that the door is unclosed if the deliverer forgets to close the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20200353841
    Abstract: An electric vehicle includes: a rotary electric machine configured to generate a driving force for driving driving wheels; a driving battery storing power to drive the rotary electric machine; a converter connected to the driving battery; an auxiliary battery connected to the driving battery via the converter; and a cooling box connected to the auxiliary battery. When the driving battery has an SOC reduced to be smaller than a prescribed threshold value, the converter is stopped and power remaining in the auxiliary battery is used to drive the cooling box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Patent number: 10829024
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a vehicle includes: a main body; a first inner side surface and a second inner side surface of the main body located in a widthwise direction of the main body; and a cooling box provided at the first inner side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10769929
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a delivery item to a vehicle includes a vehicle equipped with a cooling box which is provided with an openable door and configured to accommodate a delivery item, at least one deliverer terminal provided with a notification device for sending a notification to a deliverer, and a delivery server configured to communicate with the vehicle and the deliverer terminal. The delivery server sends to the deliverer terminal a notification indicating that the door is unclosed if the deliverer forgets to close the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10759302
    Abstract: An electric vehicle includes: a rotary electric machine configured to generate a driving force for driving driving wheels; a driving battery storing power to drive the rotary electric machine; a converter connected to the driving battery; an auxiliary battery connected to the driving battery via the converter; and a cooling box connected to the auxiliary battery. When the driving battery has an SOC reduced to be smaller than a prescribed threshold value, the converter is stopped and power remaining in the auxiliary battery is used to drive the cooling box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20200223345
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a main body; a rotary electric machine provided in the main body; a driving battery configured to be chargeable and dischargeable and supply power to the rotary electric machine; a cooling box detachable from the main body; at least one detachable battery detachable from the main body; and a charger configured to charge the detachable battery with power supplied from the driving battery, the detachable battery being configured to be attachable to the cooling box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Patent number: 10654412
    Abstract: The notification system includes: an electric vehicle provided with a cooling box, a battery, and wheels driven by the electric power from the battery; an acquisition device configured to obtain storage information indicating storage conditions for a commodity selected by a user; a processor configured to send a warning signal when a travelling distance which can be covered by the electric vehicle with the selected commodity being preserved in the cooling box under the storage conditions indicated by the storage information is shorter than a predetermined distance; and a notification device configured to notify the user of a warning upon receiving the warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10618445
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a main body; a rotary electric machine provided in the main body; a driving battery configured to be chargeable and dischargeable and supply power to the rotary electric machine; a cooling box detachable from the main body; at least one detachable battery detachable from the main body; and a charger configured to charge the detachable battery with power supplied from the driving battery, the detachable battery being configured to be attachable to the cooling box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10302341
    Abstract: An ejector-integrated heat exchanger includes multiple tube forming members. The tube forming member includes an ejector, a flow-out side refrigerant passage, and a suction side refrigerant passage. The ejector includes a nozzle portion decompressing a refrigerant, a refrigerant suction port, and a pressure increasing portion in which the refrigerant drawn from the refrigerant suction port and the refrigerant jetted from the nozzle portion are mixed, a pressure of the mixed refrigerant being increased in the pressure increasing portion. In the flow-out side refrigerant passage, the refrigerant flowing out of the pressure increasing portion performs heat exchange while flowing. In the suction side refrigerant passage, the refrigerant that is to be drawn through the refrigerant suction port performs heat exchange while flowing. Multiple tube forming members are arranged such that the refrigerant flows in parallel with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gouta Ogata, Yuichi Shirota, Hiroya Hasegawa, Tatsuhiro Suzuki, Makoto Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20190126772
    Abstract: An electric vehicle includes: a rotary electric machine configured to generate a driving force for driving driving wheels; a driving battery storing power to drive the rotary electric machine; a converter connected to the driving battery; an auxiliary battery connected to the driving battery via the converter; and a cooling box connected to the auxiliary battery. When the driving battery has an SOC reduced to be smaller than a prescribed threshold value, the converter is stopped and power remaining in the auxiliary battery is used to drive the cooling box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190126807
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a vehicle main body having a passenger compartment and a rear compartment located more rearward than the passenger compartment; a rear hatch provided on the vehicle main body and configured to open and close the rear compartment; a cooling box disposed in the rear compartment; a first communication device configured to communicate with an external server; a second communication device having a communication distance shorter than that of the first communication device; a locking device configured to lock the rear hatch; and a processor. The processor is configured to receive information about an opening signal from the server through the first communication device, and to open the rear hatch when the processor receives the opening signal through the second communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190126803
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a main body; a rotary electric machine provided in the main body; a driving battery configured to be chargeable and dischargeable and supply power to the rotary electric machine; a cooling box detachable from the main body; at least one detachable battery detachable from the main body; and a charger configured to charge the detachable battery with power supplied from the driving battery, the detachable battery being configured to be attachable to the cooling box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190126802
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a vehicle includes: a main body; a first inner side surface and a second inner side surface of the main body located in a widthwise direction of the main body; and a cooling box provided at the first inner side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190118692
    Abstract: An electric vehicle includes: a vehicle main body; and a cooling box provided in the vehicle main body. A passenger compartment in which a passenger gets, and a front accommodation compartment provided more frontward than the passenger compartment are formed in the vehicle main body. The cooling box is disposed in the front accommodation compartment. Thus, the cooling box mounted on the electric vehicle can be easily accessed even when the electric vehicle is parked reversely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190122527
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a delivery item to a vehicle includes a vehicle equipped with a cooling box which is provided with an openable door and configured to accommodate a delivery item, at least one deliverer terminal provided with a notification device for sending a notification to a deliverer, and a delivery server configured to communicate with the vehicle and the deliverer terminal. The delivery server sends to the deliverer terminal a notification indicating that the door is unclosed if the deliverer forgets to close the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190121367
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a cooling box in which a delivery item delivered by a deliverer can be accommodated; a communication device configured to communicate with at least one of a server and a deliverer terminal that is used by the deliverer for delivery; and a communication device configured to acquire a target value of a temperature inside the cooling box from outside. The vehicle acquires the target value of the temperature inside the cooling box from at least one of the server and the deliverer terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190122325
    Abstract: A delivery system includes: a first vehicle including a first delivery box; a second vehicle including a second delivery box; a user terminal configured to be operated by a user; a deliverer terminal used by a deliverer during delivery; and a server configured to communicate with the first vehicle, the second vehicle, the user terminal, and the deliverer terminal. When the server receives a change signal from the user terminal to change a delivery destination for a delivery item from the first vehicle to the second vehicle, the server is configured to transmit required information to the deliverer terminal, the required information being required for the deliverer to deliver the delivery item to the second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190124164
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a home delivery box in which a deliverer places a delivery item, a vehicle-mounted communication device configured to communicate with a server provided outside, a position information acquisition device configured to acquire position information, a power storage device configured to store electric power for driving the vehicle-mounted communication device and the position information acquisition device, and a processor. When the processor acquires, from the server, information indicating that a user has selected the home delivery box as a delivery destination of the delivery item, the processor starts transmission of the position information to the server through the vehicle-mounted communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI