Patents by Inventor Masao Hitomi

Masao Hitomi 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).

  • Publication number: 20200380460
    Abstract: A loading support device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire load information in which a load ID for identifying the load is associated with desired information relevant to transportation of the load, the desired information including at least one transportation quality parameter; an extraction unit configured to, while referring to load space information, in which a load space ID, assigned to each of a plurality of load spaces, is associated with a load space parameter of each load space, extract the load space having the load space parameter corresponding to the transportation quality parameter; and an output unit configured to output loading information in which the load ID of the load is associated with the load space ID of the load space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu NISHIKATA, Masao Hitomi, Kousuke Matsuyama, Maiko Eguchi, Seiji Kuroki, Hiroaki Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20200380463
    Abstract: A transport status estimation system includes a storage unit configured to store container information in which a container ID and loaded cargo information, an input unit configured to receive input of tracking information, a specifying unit configured to specify which cargo in the loaded cargo information corresponds to the tracking target cargo according to a degree of coincidence between the loading time and the loading location of each cargo included in the loaded cargo information and the loading time and the loading location of the tracking target cargo included in the tracking information, and specify the container ID of the container in which a specified cargo is accommodated based on the container information, and an estimating unit configured to estimate a transport status of the tracking target cargo based on the container ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Nishikata, Masao Hitomi, Kousuke Matsuyama, Maiko Eguchi, Seiji Kuroki, Hiroaki Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20200380871
    Abstract: A platoon organization device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire operation plan information including a departure place, a destination, and information indicating whether the vehicle corresponds to a special vehicle, of each vehicle, the special vehicle being a vehicle having at least one of a predetermined function and equipment that resolves an event when the event that requires stopping of the vehicle occurs in at least one of the vehicle and a driver; an extraction unit configured to extract a plurality of vehicles having at least a part of sections in common in a course from the departure place to the destination; an organization unit configured to organize a platoon including the vehicles such that at least one special vehicle is included in a vehicle group organizing the platoon from a platoon departure place to a platoon destination; and an output unit configured to output platoon information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao HITOMI, Yu Nishikata, Kousuke Matsuyama, Maiko Eguchi, Seiji Kuroki, Hiroaki Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20200380870
    Abstract: There is provided an ECU which is a vehicle control device that controls platooning in which a plurality of vehicles M1 to M4 travel while forming a platoon Co, the device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a situation of a vehicle around the plurality of vehicles M1 to M4 based on an imaging result by a camera of a drone that flies around the plurality of vehicles M1 to M4; a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the surrounding vehicles are capable of entering between two vehicles M included in the plurality of vehicles M1 to M4 in accordance with the situation of the surrounding vehicles acquired by the acquisition unit; and a vehicle control unit configured to shorten a distance between the plurality of vehicles M1 to M4 when the determination unit determines that the surrounding vehicles are capable of entering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Maiko EGUCHI, Masao HITOMI, Yu NISHIKATA, Kousuke MATSUYAMA, Seiji KUROKI, Hiroaki KAWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20200327493
    Abstract: A cargo handling place reservation system includes a reception unit configured to receive a reservation application from a user; and a reservation unit configured to reserve a reservation target candidate place as the cargo handling place for the reservation target transportation vehicle. The reservation unit is configured to extract vacant candidate places, which are the candidate places where other reservations are not set in an allocated time slot from the expected arrival time of the reservation target transportation vehicle at the candidate place until a use time allocated to the reservation target transportation vehicle elapses, by referring to a vehicle information storage unit and a candidate place information storage unit, to determine the reservation target candidate place from the extracted vacant candidate places, and to set the reservation in the allocated time slot as the reservation status of the reservation target candidate place in the candidate place information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki TABATA, Atsushi SAJIKI, Yukio UMEMURA, Takashi NANBU, Kohei OHTSUKA, Hiroki HAGIWARA, Takeshi SAOTOME, Masao HITOMI, Yu NISHIKATA, Kousuke MATSUYAMA, Maiko EGUCHI, Seiji KUROKI, Hiroaki KAWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20200327496
    Abstract: A delivery management system includes: an acceptance unit configured to accept a delivery request including information on a delivery date of a package, from a user, a setting unit configured to set a delivery fee, in which a discount according to the delivery date is applied, for the delivery request; a delivery schedule storage unit configured to store a delivery schedule of each of a plurality of delivery vehicles; and a determination unit configured to determine a delivery vehicle that delivers the package corresponding to the delivery request based on the delivery schedule such that a requirement of the delivery date of the delivery request is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei OHTSUKA, Atsushi SAJIKI, Yukio UMEMURA, Takashi NANBU, Hiroki TABATA, Hiroki HAGIWARA, Takeshi SAOTOME, Masao HITOMI, Yu NISHIKATA, Kousuke MATSUYAMA, Maiko EGUCHI, Seiji KUROKI, Hiroaki KAWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20200327633
    Abstract: A delivery vehicle management system stores a delivery plan information regarding a traveling scheduled path of each of a plurality of delivery vehicles, acquires a position information indicating a current position of each delivery vehicle, calculates an expected arrival time for each delivery vehicle to reach a cross dock based on the delivery plan information and the position information of each delivery vehicle, specifies the delivery vehicle in which a standby time occurs when each delivery vehicle is permitted to use the cross dock in an order in which the expected arrival time is earlier, and a length of the standby time of each delivery vehicle, and notifies a driver of the delivery vehicle specified by the specifying unit of a time point delayed from the expected arrival time by the length of the standby time as a time point at which use of the cross dock can be started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Goto, Masao Hitomi, Yu Nishikata, Kousuke Matsuyama, Maiko Eguchi, Seiji Kuroki, Hiroaki Kawahara, Yohei Tanigawa, Yoshihisa Sugano, Hiroaki Takahashi, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Kosuke Katou, Tokihiro Motoyama
  • Patent number: 7954887
    Abstract: A rear structure (10) of a vehicle is provided in which a lower back reinforcement (16) is provided longitudinally forward of a lower back panel (12). A gusset (34) connects the lower back reinforcement (16) and a rear floor side member (20) in a longitudinally and laterally oblique direction. Accordingly, when a collision load is applied to the vehicle from an oblique rear direction of the vehicle, the change in the angle formed by the lower back reinforcement (16) and the rear floor side member (20) is suppressed and the rigidity against such a collision load is thus improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Sakamoto, Takero Kato, Masao Hitomi
  • Publication number: 20090085380
    Abstract: A rear structure (10) of a vehicle is provided in which a lower back reinforcement (16) is provided longitudinally forward of a lower back panel (12). A gusset (34) connects the lower back reinforcement (16) and a rear floor side member (20) in a longitudinally and laterally oblique direction. Accordingly, when a collision load is applied to the vehicle from an oblique rear direction of the vehicle, the change in the angle formed by the lower back reinforcement (16) and the rear floor side member (20) is suppressed and the rigidity against such a collision load is thus improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Akihiro Sakamoto, Takero Kato, Masao Hitomi