Patents by Inventor Masatoshi KOMIYAMA

Masatoshi KOMIYAMA 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: 11373211
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit configured to execute the processing of obtaining specific information, from a vehicle having an advertisement display unit, which is to be used to distribute an advertisement to be displayed by the advertisement display unit on the outside of the vehicle, selecting a plurality of vehicles based on the specific information, and controlling the plurality of vehicles to cause their advertisement display units to display the advertisement cooperatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takemura, Yuko Mizuno, Kohei Muto, Keiko Nagatomi, Masatoshi Komiyama, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 11074816
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Jun Okamoto, Josuke Yamane, Risako Yamamoto, Kazuki Sugie, Masatoshi Komiyama
  • Patent number: 11057575
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device includes a first in-vehicle camera configured to capture a subject in the cabin of a vehicle to create a first captured image, a second in-vehicle camera configured to capture an outside scene to create a second captured image, an image processing unit configured to create, from the first and second captured images, a composite image in which the subject is arranged with the outside scene as a background, and a first communication unit configured to send the composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Jun Okamoto, Josuke Yamane, Risako Yamamoto, Kazuki Sugie, Masatoshi Komiyama
  • Publication number: 20210150903
    Abstract: An information provision system has a vehicle-mounted device, server, and mobile terminal, which send and receive information to and from one another. The vehicle-mounted device has an imaging unit that images a vicinity of a vehicle, and a first transmitting unit that sends position information, vehicle condition information, and captured image data, to the server. The server has a dangerous spot information creating unit that creates dangerous spot information having a danger level and associated with position information, based on the vehicle condition information and captured image data, and a second transmitting unit that sends the dangerous spot information to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal has a third transmitting unit that sends position information to the server, a receiving unit that receives the dangerous point information corresponding to the position information of the mobile terminal, and an output unit that outputs a warning based on the dangerous spot information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Jun OKAMOTO, Josuke YAMANE, Risako YAMAMOTO, Kazuki SUGIE, Masatoshi KOMIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10937319
    Abstract: An information provision system has a vehicle-mounted device, server, and mobile terminal, which send and receive information to and from one another. The vehicle-mounted device has an imaging unit that images a vicinity of a vehicle, and a first transmitting unit that sends position information, vehicle condition information, and captured image data, to the server. The server has a dangerous spot information creating unit that creates dangerous spot information having a danger level and associated with position information, based on the vehicle condition information and captured image data, and a second transmitting unit that sends the dangerous spot information to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal has a third transmitting unit that sends position information to the server, a receiving unit that receives the dangerous point information corresponding to the position information of the mobile terminal, and an output unit that outputs a warning based on the dangerous spot information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Jun Okamoto, Josuke Yamane, Risako Yamamoto, Kazuki Sugie, Masatoshi Komiyama
  • Patent number: 10856104
    Abstract: An information providing system includes an onboard device and a server configured to transmit and receive information to and from the onboard device. The onboard device includes: one or more first processors configured to acquire a current position and an output mode and to transmit the acquired current position and the acquired output mode to the server; and an output interface configured to output power source station recommendation information received. The server includes: one or more memories configured to store power source station information including position information of a power source station and a power source price detected from a captured image of the power source station; and one or more second processors configured to prioritize power source stations located within a predetermined range from the current position based on the output mode and to provide power source station information of the prioritized power source stations to the onboard device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Jun Okamoto, Josuke Yamane, Risako Yamamoto, Kazuki Sugie, Masatoshi Komiyama
  • Publication number: 20200221272
    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: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Jun Okamoto, Josuke Yamane, Risako Yamamoto, Kazuki Sugie, Masatoshi Komiyama
  • Publication number: 20200184237
    Abstract: A server includes a communication unit that transmits and receives information to and from an in-vehicle device that has a capturing function and a portable terminal, a storage unit that stores empty vehicle information including a location of an empty vehicle based on a location of the in-vehicle device and a captured image of a vehicle for passengers captured by the in-vehicle device, and an information providing unit that transmits, to the portable terminal, the empty vehicle information including a location of an empty vehicle corresponding to a location of the portable terminal acquired from the portable terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Jun OKAMOTO, Josuke YAMANE, Risako YAMAMOTO, Kazuki SUGIE, Masatoshi KOMIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200180533
    Abstract: A control system includes an in-vehicle control device and a server that transmit and receive information to and from each other. The in-vehicle control device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of an occupant; a setting state acquisition unit that acquires a setting state of equipment of a vehicle; and a transmission unit that transmits, to the server, the captured image or identification information regarding the occupant detected from the captured image, and the setting state. The server includes: a storage unit that stores setting information where the setting state and the occupant are associated with each other; and a transmission unit that transmits the setting state associated with the occupant to the in-vehicle control device or another in-vehicle control device when an image of the occupant is captured in the in-vehicle control device or the other in-vehicle control device after the setting information is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Jun Okamoto, Josuke Yamane, Risako Yamamoto, Kazuki Sugie, Masatoshi Komiyama
  • Publication number: 20200186730
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device includes a first in-vehicle camera configured to capture a subject in the cabin of a vehicle to create a first captured image, a second in-vehicle camera configured to capture an outside scene to create a second captured image, an image processing unit configured to create, from the first and second captured images, a composite image in which the subject is arranged with the outside scene as a background, and a first communication unit configured to send the composite image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Jun OKAMOTO, Josuke YAMANE, Risako YAMAMOTO, Kazuki SUGIE, Masatoshi KOMIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200175872
    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: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Jun OKAMOTO, Josuke YAMANE, Risako YAMAMOTO, Kazuki SUGIE, Masatoshi KOMIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200175863
    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 capture an image around a vehicle and a first transmission unit configured to transmit position information and captured image data to the server. The server includes a removal state information generating unit configured to generate removal state information including a predicted time which is required to remove the road obstacle based on the captured image data and a second transmission unit configured to transmit the removal state information. The removal state information which is transmitted from the server is output in another onboard device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Jun OKAMOTO, Josuke YAMANE, Risako YAMAMOTO, Kazuki SUGIE, Masatoshi KOMIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200178024
    Abstract: An information providing system includes an onboard device and a server configured to transmit and receive information to and from the onboard device. The onboard device includes: one or more first processors configured to acquire a current position and an output mode and to transmit the acquired current position and the acquired output mode to the server; and an output interface configured to output power source station recommendation information received. The server includes: one or more memories configured to store power source station information including position information of a power source station and a power source price detected from a captured image of the power source station; and one or more second processors configured to prioritize power source stations located within a predetermined range from the current position based on the output mode and to provide power source station information of the prioritized power source stations to the onboard device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Jun OKAMOTO, Josuke YAMANE, Risako YAMAMOTO, Kazuki SUGIE, Masatoshi KOMIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200175871
    Abstract: An information providing system includes: an onboard device; and a server configured to transmit information to and receive information from the onboard device. The onboard device includes: a condition setting unit configured to acquire a destination and an output mode and to transmit the acquired destination and the acquired output mode to the server; and an output unit configured to output parking lot recommendation information which is received from the server. The server includes: a storage unit configured to store parking lot information including position information of parking lots and parking fees which are detected from a captured image of the parking lots; and an information providing unit configured to prioritize parking lots which are located within a predetermined range from the destination based on the output mode and to provide the parking lot information of the prioritized parking lots as the parking lot recommendation information to the onboard device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Jun Okamoto, Josuke Yamane, Risako Yamamoto, Kazuki Sugie, Masatoshi Komiyama
  • Publication number: 20200175874
    Abstract: An information provision system has a vehicle-mounted device, server, and mobile terminal, which send and receive information to and from one another. The vehicle-mounted device has an imaging unit that images a vicinity of a vehicle, and a first transmitting unit that sends position information, vehicle condition information, and captured image data, to the server. The server has a dangerous spot information creating unit that creates dangerous spot information having a danger level and associated with position information, based on the vehicle condition information and captured image data, and a second transmitting unit that sends the dangerous spot information to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal has a third transmitting unit that sends position information to the server, a receiving unit that receives the dangerous point information corresponding to the position information of the mobile terminal, and an output unit that outputs a warning based on the dangerous spot information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Jun OKAMOTO, Josuke YAMANE, Risako YAMAMOTO, Kazuki SUGIE, Masatoshi KOMIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200134673
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit configured to execute the processing of acquiring information relating to the circumstances of travelling of a vehicle that is capable of outputting an advertisement by a display apparatus arranged to face outward, determining the amount of information of the advertisement to be output on the basis of the circumstances of travelling, and selecting the advertisement to be output to the display apparatus on the basis of the amount of information thus determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki TAKEMURA, Yuko MIZUNO, Kohei MUTO, Keiko NAGATOMI, Masatoshi KOMIYAMA, Kuniaki JINNAI