Patents by Inventor Miharu HANAI

Miharu HANAI 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: 20210116260
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire first route information of a first departure place to a first destination, along which a first user moves, a selection unit configured to select at least one of a second departure place within a first predetermined range from the first departure place and a second destination within a second predetermined range from the first destination, and a sharing unit configured to enable sharing of second route information of at least one of the second departure place to the first destination and the first departure place to the second destination with a second user different from the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin JIN, Miharu HANAI
  • Patent number: 10962379
    Abstract: An information providing device includes a memory configured to store estimated destinations on a map in association with scheduled activity venue names, and a processor. The processor is configured to: acquire a user's scheduled activity venue name from user's activity schedule information; read a user's estimated destination corresponding to the user's scheduled activity venue name from the memory; provide an in-vehicle device with information for presenting a route to the user's estimated destination; acquire information regarding a stay place from the in-vehicle device; and store the stay place, in the memory, as a new estimated destination in association with the user's scheduled activity venue name, when the user's estimated destination differs from the stay place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taisuke Tone, Xin Jin, Atsushi Kubo, Miharu Hanai
  • Patent number: 10928213
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device that is connected to an image pickup device and that is utilized by a first user, the in-vehicle device includes: a location information transmission unit configured to transmit first location information indicating a location of the in-vehicle device to an information processing device; a visit history receiving unit configured to receive visit history information of a second user, the visit history information being acquired by the information processing device based on preference information of the first user indicating a preference of the first user; and an image pickup control unit configured to cause the image pickup device to acquire an image based on a result of comparison between a first location indicated by the first location information and a second location indicated by second location information about a visited place which is visited by the second user included in the visit history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin Jin, Miharu Hanai
  • Patent number: 10907985
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire first route information of a first departure place to a first destination, along which a first user moves, a selection unit configured to select at least one of a second departure place within a first predetermined range from the first departure place and a second destination within a second predetermined range from the first destination, and a sharing unit configured to enable sharing of second route information of at least one of the second departure place to the first destination and the first departure place to the second destination with a second user different from the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin Jin, Miharu Hanai
  • Patent number: 10831429
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to function as units including a reception unit configured to receive an input content from a user; a first screen control unit configured to display a content of a recommendation on a first screen; a second screen control unit configured to generate a second screen of a function estimated or determined from the content of the recommendation and to dispose the second screen on a back of the first screen; and a determination unit configured to determine a display mode of the second screen such that the display mode of the second screen of the estimated function is different from that of the second screen of the determined function. The first screen control unit is configured to change a transmission rate of the first screen such that the display mode is set to the determined display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Miharu Hanai
  • Patent number: 10753756
    Abstract: A method of determining a route includes searching for an initial route as a guidance route from a departure place to a destination, designating an avoidance route as an unfavorable route for a passage of a user, and in a case where the avoidance route is included in the initial route, outputting a changed route obtained by changing the avoidance route included in the initial route to another route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Miharu Hanai, Daisuke Higashi
  • Publication number: 20190390967
    Abstract: An information providing device includes a memory configured to store estimated destinations on a map in association with scheduled activity venue names, and a processor. The processor is configured to: acquire a user's scheduled activity venue name from user's activity schedule information; read a user's estimated destination corresponding to the user's scheduled activity venue name from the memory; provide an in-vehicle device with information for presenting a route to the user's estimated destination; acquire information regarding a stay place from the in-vehicle device; and store the stay place, in the memory, as a new estimated destination in association with the user's scheduled activity venue name, when the user's estimated destination differs from the stay place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taisuke TONE, Xin JIN, Atsushi KUBO, Miharu HANAI
  • Publication number: 20190362387
    Abstract: An information presentation device includes a communication unit configured to receive advertisement information associated with a destination estimated as a point to which a user travels, and a controller configured to present the advertisement information to the user before the user starts traveling. The controller is configured to restrict presentation of the advertisement information while the user is traveling more than before travel starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin JIN, Taisuke TONE, Atsushi KUBO, Miharu HANAI
  • Publication number: 20190178665
    Abstract: A destination estimation apparatus according to the present invention includes: a storage unit that stores information about at least one stop location of a vehicle used by a user and information about at least one past plan of the user in association with each other; and a destination estimation unit that estimates a destination with respect to information about a future plan of the user, based on the information about one of the at least one stop location that is associated with the information about one of the at least one past plan stored in the storage unit that corresponds to the information about the future plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: DENSO TEN Limited, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke SAKAIDA, Taisuke TONE, Xin JIN, Atsushi KUBO, Miharu HANAI, Youichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190141282
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus has a processor. The processor is configured to acquire a current position of a user, acquire an image captured when the user passes through a predetermined position, and make the image be displayed on a map screen in association with the predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin JIN, Miharu HANAI
  • Publication number: 20190113360
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire first route information of a first departure place to a first destination, along which a first user moves, a selection unit configured to select at least one of a second departure place within a first predetermined range from the first departure place and a second destination within a second predetermined range from the first destination, and a sharing unit configured to enable sharing of second route information of at least one of the second departure place to the first destination and the first departure place to the second destination with a second user different from the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin JIN, Miharu HANAI
  • Publication number: 20190107414
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a departure place and a destination designated by a user, a facility search unit configured to search for one or more facilities to pass through between the departure place and the destination among facilities within a predetermined range of the departure place to the destination based on a predetermined search condition, and a route search unit configured to search for a route from the departure place to the destination with one or more facilities searched by the facility search unit as a via-point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin JIN, Miharu HANAI
  • Publication number: 20190102131
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to function as units including a reception unit configured to receive an input content from a user; a first screen control unit configured to display a content of a recommendation on a first screen; a second screen control unit configured to generate a second screen of a function estimated or determined from the content of the recommendation and to dispose the second screen on a back of the first screen; and a determination unit configured to determine a display mode of the second screen such that the display mode of the second screen of the estimated function is different from that of the second screen of the determined function. The first screen control unit is configured to change a transmission rate of the first screen such that the display mode is set to the determined display mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Miharu HANAI
  • Publication number: 20190094037
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device that is connected to an image pickup device and that is utilized by a first user, the in-vehicle device includes: a location information transmission unit configured to transmit first location information indicating a location of the in-vehicle device to an information processing device; a visit history receiving unit configured to receive visit history information of a second user, the visit history information being acquired by the information processing device based on preference information of the first user indicating a preference of the first user; and an image pickup control unit configured to cause the image pickup device to acquire an image based on a result of comparison between a first location indicated by the first location information and a second location indicated by second location information about a visited place which is visited by the second user included in the visit history information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin JIN, Miharu HANAI
  • Publication number: 20190078907
    Abstract: A navigation device includes a display unit, an operation detection unit configured to detect a predetermined random display operation in the navigation device, and a display controller configured to make the display unit display one search theme-specific route among a plurality of search theme-specific routes searched by an internal or external route search unit. The display controller switches a route displayed on the display unit to another search theme-specific route among the search theme-specific routes each time the predetermined random display operation is detected by the operation detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Miharu HANAI, Daisuke HIGASHI
  • Publication number: 20190075434
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a receiver configured to receive a first piece of position information from a terminal used by a first user, an acquisition unit configured to acquire one or more pieces of second position information posted on social media by a second user having a relationship through the social media with the first user based on the first piece of position information, and a transmitter configured to transmit the second piece of position information acquired by the acquisition unit to the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin JIN, Miharu HANAI
  • Publication number: 20190033094
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus includes: a search area setting unit configured to set a search area the search area being an area surrounded by a boundary line input by a user on a map screen displayed on a display unit; a posting message acquisition unit configured to acquire a posting message relevant to a point within the search area from a social networking service; and a display controller configured to display the posting message on the map screen so as to be associated with the point relevant to the posting message within the search area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Miharu HANAI, Daisuke HIGASHI
  • Publication number: 20190033086
    Abstract: A method of determining a route includes searching for an initial route as a guidance route from a departure place to a destination, designating an avoidance route as an unfavorable route for a passage of a user, and in a case where the avoidance route is included in the initial route, outputting a changed route obtained by changing the avoidance route included in the initial route to another route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Miharu HANAI, Daisuke HIGASHI