Patents by Inventor Masato Endo

Masato Endo 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: 11188066
    Abstract: Provided is a service menu presentation system which: acquires operation data relating to an electric power generation plant; decides which operation pattern, from among a plurality of operation patterns set in advance in accordance with an output mode, is the basis for the operation being indicated by the operation data; calculates, on the basis of the operation data acquired in a certain period, an operation time with respect to each of the operation patterns in the period; determines, on the basis of an operation time ratio in the certain period, an in-period operation pattern of the certain period; and outputs a service menu corresponding to the in-period operation pattern that has been determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI POWER, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Shida, Koji Imakita, Akihisa Endo, Toru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11173875
    Abstract: A delivery assistance device assists in an operation of a delivery service in which a vehicle cabin including a trunk of a vehicle used by a requester is able to be designated as a luggage delivery destination. The delivery assistance device includes a key information distribution unit configured to distribute key information that a deliverer of a company that provides the delivery service is to use to unlock a door for access to the vehicle cabin of the vehicle, to the company, and an entry authority information distribution unit configured to distribute entry authority information regarding an authority for the deliverer to enter a predetermined area in which the vehicle is present, to the company when the key information is distributed to the company by the key information distribution unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Endo, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Publication number: 20210340944
    Abstract: A remote startup system includes: a terminal; a center server configured to receive a startup request; and a vehicle having a driving device, the vehicle configured to receive a startup request, and start up the driving device, wherein at least one of the center server and the vehicle includes an information acquisition unit configured to acquire information on transmission availability state of a power transmission device that transmits power of the driving device in the vehicle to driving wheels, or information on an operation state of a rotation prevention device that prevents rotation of the driving wheels when a function of transmitting the startup request is activated or when the startup request is transmitted, and a permission determination unit configured to determine whether to permit the startup of the driving device based on the startup request, based on the information acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki TAMANE, Masato ENDO
  • Patent number: 11164139
    Abstract: A trunk-sharing system that uses an interior space of a vehicle as a place in which a delivery object is delivered and received, the trunk-sharing system comprising a server configured to: i) acquire a vehicle information including information for identifying the vehicle when a predetermined service request has been issued; ii) acquire a predetermined authentication information for locking and unlocking a door of the vehicle based on the vehicle information; and iii) transmit at least the predetermined authentication information to a terminal which is used by a service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Koichi Ando, Mutsumi Matsuura, Masato Endo, Koki Fujita
  • Patent number: 11161427
    Abstract: In a management server, a first acquirer acquires contract information regarding electricity supply between an electricity supplier and a manager of the installation place of an electric outlet supplied with electricity from the electricity supplier. A second acquirer acquires charge result information of a user's vehicle charged up with electricity supplied through the electric outlet. A deriver derives an amount of payment to the manager based on the contract information acquired at the first acquirer and the charge result information acquired at the second acquirer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nariaki Amano, Naoki Yamamuro, Masato Endo, Yukiya Yamane
  • Patent number: 11162467
    Abstract: A remote startup system includes: a terminal; a center server configured to receive a startup request; and a vehicle having a driving device, the vehicle configured to receive a startup request, and start up the driving device, wherein at least one of the center server and the vehicle includes an information acquisition unit configured to acquire information on transmission availability state of a power transmission device that transmits power of the driving device in the vehicle to driving wheels, or information on an operation state of a rotation prevention device that prevents rotation of the driving wheels when a function of transmitting the startup request is activated or when the startup request is transmitted, and a permission determination unit configured to determine whether to permit the startup of the driving device based on the startup request, based on the information acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Tamane, Masato Endo
  • Publication number: 20210334788
    Abstract: A server includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to: acquire position information of a store where a user enters; acquire store information in which store position information of each of a plurality of stores, one or more settlement methods available in each of the plurality of stores, and one or more point methods available in each of the plurality of stores are associated; generate a settlement image including the settlement method and the point method available in the store where the user enters based on the position information and the store information; and output the settlement image to a terminal owned by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji OKAZAKI, Masato ENDO, Mayumi KURITA, Masashi TORITANI, Kumiko MATSUURA, Takayuki SHIKODA, Masaaki OTSUKA, Yoshikazu ISHII
  • Publication number: 20210334839
    Abstract: A server includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to: output, to a terminal, action schedule information in which a plurality of services provided by each of a plurality of service providers and date and time on which each of the plurality of services is available for experience are associated with each other; acquire user information in which an action history of a user who possesses the terminal and a settlement history regarding a settlement method of the user using electronic money are associated with each other; determine whether the user has experienced the plurality of services following the action schedule information, based on the user information; and perform a transfer process of transferring a predetermined rebate to an electronic money account associated with the terminal in a case where the user has experienced any one or more of the plurality of services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji OKAZAKI, Masato ENDO, Mayumi KURITA, Masashi TORITANI, Kumiko MATSUURA, Takayuki SHIKODA, Masaaki OTSUKA, Yoshikazu ISHII
  • Publication number: 20210334838
    Abstract: A wallet server includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to acquire, from a plurality of terminals that are preset, evaluation information indicating an evaluation for a terminal other than an own terminal among the plurality of terminals, the evaluation information being generated by the own terminal, calculate reward amounts for the respective terminals based on the evaluation information, and deposit electronic money corresponding to the reward amounts to electronic wallets associated with the respective terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji OKAZAKI, Masato ENDO, Mayumi KURITA, Masashi TORITANI, Kumiko MATSUURA, Takayuki SHIKODA, Masaaki OTSUKA, Yoshikazu ISHII
  • Publication number: 20210334810
    Abstract: A server includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to: acquire store position information of a store where a user has entered; acquire store information in which position information of each of a plurality of stores and one or more settlement methods available in each of the plurality of stores are associated; and notify a terminal owned by the user of the settlement method available in the store where the user has entered based on the store position information and the store information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji OKAZAKI, Masato ENDO, Mayumi KURITA, Masashi TORITANI, Kumiko MATSUURA, Takayuki SHIKODA, Masaaki OTSUKA, Yoshikazu ISHII
  • Publication number: 20210334746
    Abstract: A delivery server includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to: transmit arrival information of a product to a user terminal carried by a user who has ordered the product; transmit, in a case where unattended delivery is instructed by the user terminal, unattended delivery information to a home delivery terminal of a delivery person who delivers the product, and request a signature of the user; transmit the signature information to the home delivery terminal in response to receiving signature information regarding the signature of the user from the user terminal; and transmit delivery completion information of the product to the user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji OKAZAKI, Masato ENDO, Mayumi KURITA, Masashi TORITANI, Kumiko MATSUURA, Takayuki SHIKODA, Masaaki OTSUKA, Yoshikazu ISHII
  • Publication number: 20210334771
    Abstract: A server includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to: acquire pieces of information output from a first terminal possessed by a recipient who receives tip to a second terminal located within a range of a predetermined distance from the first terminal, the second terminal being possessed by a payer of the tip, and the pieces of information acquired by the processor including recipient identification information regarding the recipient, payer identification information regarding the payer, and tip amount information indicating a tip amount; perform a billing process of billing an account corresponding to a first settlement method designated by the payer identification information for electronic money equivalent to the tip amount information; and perform a transfer process of transferring the electronic money equivalent to the tip amount information to an account corresponding to a second settlement method designated by the recipient identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji OKAZAKI, Masato ENDO, Mayumi KURITA, Masashi TORITANI, Kumiko MATSUURA, Takayuki SHIKODA, Masaaki OTSUKA, Yoshikazu ISHII
  • Publication number: 20210334790
    Abstract: A server includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to: acquire position information of a terminal; acquire shop information in which shop position information of each of a plurality of shops and one or more settlement methods usable in each of the plurality of shops are associated with each other, and acquires user information in which the plurality of settlement methods registered on the terminal and user's balance linked with the terminal for each of the plurality of settlement methods are associated with each other; and output balance information in which the shop position information regarding a shop and the balance regarding the settlement method usable on the terminal are associated with each other to the terminal based on the position information, the shop information, and the user information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji OKAZAKI, Masato ENDO, Mayumi KURITA, Masashi TORITANI, Kumiko MATSUURA, Takayuki SHIKODA, Masaaki OTSUKA, Yoshikazu ISHII
  • Patent number: 11155270
    Abstract: A driving evaluation apparatus includes: a communication device configured to be able to communicate through a network with at least one of a vehicle-mounted device installed in a vehicle that is under automatic driving control and a mobile terminal of a passenger who is riding in the vehicle; and a processor configured to send a signal for displaying a query for evaluating the driving of the vehicle on at least one of the vehicle-mounted device and the mobile terminal to at least one of the vehicle-mounted device and the mobile terminal by controlling the communication device, and receive a reply to the query from the passenger from at least one of the vehicle-mounted device and the mobile terminal by controlling the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Shiga, Mami Kato, Masato Endo
  • Patent number: 11158148
    Abstract: A delivery system includes: a first vehicle configured to deliver a delivery object to a predetermined delivery destination; a second vehicle configured to deliver the delivery object to the first vehicle; and an authentication information issuing device configured to perform at least one of first issuance control and second issuance control. The first issuance control is control of issuing first authentication information to a second user terminal. The first authentication information is information for locking and unlocking the predetermined area of the first vehicle. The second issuance control is control of issuing second authentication information to a first user terminal. The second authentication information is information for locking and unlocking the predetermined area of the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Koichi Ando, Mutsumi Matsuura, Masato Endo, Koki Fujita
  • Patent number: 11135898
    Abstract: A remote air conditioning start system includes a terminal of a user, a center server, and a vehicle that includes an air conditioner and is configured to communicate with the center server. The remote air conditioning start system includes first and second transmission units, first and second reception units, a start controller provided in the vehicle and configured to, when the second reception unit receives a start request, start the air conditioner, a determination unit provided in one of the terminal, the center server, and the vehicle and configured to determine necessity of defrosting of a window of the vehicle, and a notification unit provided in the terminal and configured to, when the determination unit determines that defrosting of the window is needed, notify the user that defrosting of the window is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Tamane, Masato Endo, Kenichi Murata
  • Patent number: 11138876
    Abstract: An information system comprises a controller which is configured to execute: acquiring a screen image of a vehicle which is traveling on a roadway, the screen image being photographed by the aid of an image pickup unit; detecting a dangerous driving state of the vehicle which is traveling, in accordance with a time course of the screen image; and displaying information in relation to the vehicle having been detected to be in the dangerous driving state on a signage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Harunobu Saito, Daiki Kaneichi, Ryotaro Fujiwara, Megumi Amano, Masato Endo, Tae Sugimura
  • Publication number: 20210295669
    Abstract: A rescue system includes: a plurality of movable bodies each equipped with a camera; and a server configured to communicate with the plurality of movable bodies. The rescue system identifies a protection target, based on information acquired by the camera. The server is configured to (a) define a search area to be searched for the protection target, (b) acquire positional information about the plurality of movable bodies and select, from movable bodies located within the search area, at least one movable body to be used for searching for the protection target, the movable body being selected as a selected movable body, and (c) output, to the selected movable body, a search command for searching for the protection target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki SAWADA, Masato TAMAOKI, Eisuke ANDO, Masato ENDO, Kuniaki HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 11107344
    Abstract: A rescue system includes: a plurality of movable bodies each equipped with a camera; and a server configured to communicate with the plurality of movable bodies. The rescue system identifies a protection target, based on information acquired by the camera. The server is configured to (a) define a search area to be searched for the protection target, (b) acquire positional information about the plurality of movable bodies and select, from movable bodies located within the search area, at least one movable body to be used for searching for the protection target, the movable body being selected as a selected movable body, and (c) output, to the selected movable body, a search command for searching for the protection target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Sawada, Masato Tamaoki, Eisuke Ando, Masato Endo, Kuniaki Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20210264706
    Abstract: A key information management device includes a key information distribution unit configured to distribute, to a mobile terminal, key information for unlocking or activating a vehicle by the mobile terminal transmitting a predetermined transmission signal to the vehicle, and the key information distribution unit makes an authority regarding unlocking or activation of the vehicle, which is imparted to the key information, different according to the mobile terminal that is a distribution target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato ENDO, Yuichiro HARUNA