Mitsuyoshi Ohno 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).
Abstract: A control apparatus of a vehicle seat includes: at least one actuator configured to adjust at least one of a reclining angle or a position of the vehicle seat in a seat front-rear direction; and a control unit configured to determine whether a road divider is provided on a road where the vehicle is traveling and perform, when determining that no road divider is provided, at least any one of controlling the actuator not to incline the seat back rearward at an angle more than a predetermined angle, controlling the actuator not to position the vehicle seat at a position more rearward than a predetermined position, outputting a warning signal when the seat hack is inclined rearward at an angle more than the predetermined angle, and outputting a warning signal when the vehicle seat is positioned at a position more rearward than the predetermined position.
Abstract: A path acquiring unit that tracks a visitor of an amusement facility, and acquires a movement path of the visitor, and a print creating unit that creates a visit record by combining the movement path acquired by the path acquiring unit with a picture acquired at a prescribed place on the acquired movement path are included, and the visit record created by the print creating unit is provided to the visitor.
Abstract: A waste transporting mobile unit includes a waste container that collects waste, a sensor configured to sense the amount of waste accumulated in the waste container, and a travel device configured to travel when the amount of waste sensed by the sensor reaches a predetermined amount.
Abstract: An information processing device configured to control a traveling unit which is coupled to a resting unit including equipment on which a user takes a rest and carries the resting unit, the traveling unit being movable even while not coupled to the resting unit, the information processing device includes a control unit configured to: select a first parking lot in which the resting unit is to be arranged from among vacant parking lots within a predetermined area including a current position of a terminal owned by the user who desires to take the rest; transmit, to the terminal, information on movement from the current position of the terminal to the first parking lot; and transmit, to a first traveling unit, a command to carry a first resting unit to the first parking lot and arrange the first resting unit in the first parking lot.
Abstract: A vehicle footrest includes a footrest body that is disposed at a seat front side of a vehicle seat and that is configured to support a foot of an occupant; a restraining member that is provided at a toe-side end portion of the footrest body, and that is movable between a restraining position covering the foot of the occupant from a seat upper side and a retracted position retracted from the restraining position; and a moving mechanism configured to move the restraining member from the retracted position to the restraining position at a time of vehicle collision in which the occupant moves toward the seat front side due to inertia.
Abstract: Provided is a vehicle air conditioning controller including a memory and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor determines whether or not an occupant in a cabin of a vehicle is applying makeup to herself/himself and, in a case in which it has been determined that the occupant is applying makeup, changes at least one of an air direction or an air volume of conditioned air that is generated by an air conditioning system installed at the vehicle and is supplied to the occupant from an air outlet provided in the cabin.
Abstract: In a vehicle in which a driving state is switchable between autonomous driving and manual driving, it is determined whether an occupant is applying makeup. When it is determined that the occupant is applying makeup at a time of switching of the driving state from autonomous driving to manual driving, a process of closing a lid of a mirror provided on a sun visor of the vehicle is performed as a makeup ending process of ending makeup by the occupant.
Abstract: A rear seat airbag module includes: an airbag; and an inflator configured to supply gas for expansion and deployment into the airbag. The rear seat airbag module is attached to a frame of a seat back of a vehicle seat, and is configured to expand and deploy the airbag to a seat rear side of the seat back. The rear seat airbag module is displaceable to the seat rear side or deformable to the seat rear side due to an easily deformable configuration, by being pressed by a back of an occupant seated on the vehicle seat, as a result of the back being sunk in the seat back due to an impact of a rear collision of a vehicle.
August 16, 2021
March 10, 2022
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A vehicle occupant assistance apparatus predicts acceleration occurring when a vehicle is traveling. When a make-up mode is activated, assistance information is notified before a predetermined value of the acceleration occurs, based on predicted values of the acceleration. Thus, since the assistance information is notified to an occupant before the vehicle shakes due to the predetermined value of the acceleration, assistance taking a shake of the vehicle into consideration can be rendered to the occupant who applies make-up when the vehicle is traveling.
Abstract: A vehicle is switchable between autonomous driving and human driving, and includes a partition setting permission device. The partition setting permission device is set to permit setting of a partition that is a visual partition between occupants when the vehicle is autonomously driving. That is, the partition setting permission device does not operate during human driving. Therefore, when the vehicle is operated by human driving, a field of view is not obstructed by the partition. On the other hand, when the vehicle is autonomously driving, providing the partition makes it possible to secure a private space.
Abstract: An occupant crash protection includes: a seatbelt that restrains a front-seat occupant sitting in a front seat; a retractor that is installed inside a seatback of the front seat and reels in one end side of the seatbelt, inserted inside the seatback, so as to allow the seatbelt to be pulled out; and a rear-seat airbag module that is installed inside the seatback, on a seat rear side relative to the seatbelt, and inflates and deploys an airbag toward the seat rear side of the seatback while inflating a part of the airbag toward a seat front side so as to press the seatbelt toward the seat front side.
Abstract: An in-vehicle-cabin storage device includes an exhaust device having a duct, and the duct provides communication between the inside of a storage part and the outside of a vehicle cabin. When the atmospheric pressure inside the storage part is higher than the atmospheric pressure outside the vehicle cabin, the exhaust device secures ventilation from the inside of the storage part to the outside of the vehicle cabin.
Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seat cushion in which a front panel extends between front parts of right and left side frames and a front rod extends between the front parts of the right and left side frames at a position rearward of the front panel in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle; a cushion airbag device mounted in a front part of the seat cushion and configured to inflate and deploy a cushion airbag when a frontal collision of the vehicle occurs; and a bag support fixed to the front rod, the cushion airbag being fixed to the bag support at a position rearward of the front rod in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle.
May 14, 2021
December 16, 2021
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A vehicle occupant restraint device includes a three point seatbelt device that includes shoulder webbing running from one seat width direction end side of an upper section a seatback toward a buckle at another seat width direction end side of a lower section of the seatback, a shoulder webbing anchor that is provided on the one seat width direction end side of the upper section of the seatback, and through which the shoulder webbing is inserted, and a mover device that moves the shoulder webbing anchor toward a seat width direction outer side of the seatback when the seatback, which is configured so as to be capable of reclining from an upright state, has been reclined by at least a predetermined angle or greater with respect to a vertical direction.
Abstract: A restraint performance improvement portion of a curtain airbag device for a vehicle is provided at a location of a lower end portion of a curtain airbag which location corresponds with a vehicle seat when the vehicle seat is in a comfortable state. The restraint performance improvement portion inhibits a head area of a vehicle occupant from slipping past the curtain airbag to a vehicle width direction outer side thereof when the vehicle occupant is being restrained.
Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seat main body that includes a seat cushion and a seatback that is connected to a seat rear side end portion of the seat cushion and that is rotatable in a seat front-rear direction with respect to the seat cushion; and a lifter device that moves the seat main body in a seat up-down direction, wherein the seat main body is moved toward a seat upper side by the lifter device in a case in which a reclining angle of the seatback is greater than a predetermined angle and the seat main body is lower than a predetermined height.
July 31, 2019
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September 28, 2021
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion including a cover, a frame and a pad, a plurality of parts of the cover being restrained to the frame and the pad; a cushion airbag device mounted in a front portion in the seat cushion and configured to inflate and deploy an airbag at a time of a frontal collision of a vehicle; and a restraint release part provided in a part of the cover positioned at at least one side in a seat front-rear direction with respect to the cushion airbag device among the plurality of parts of the cover. The restraint release part is configured to release the restraint of the part of the cover with an inflation pressure of the airbag.
February 3, 2021
September 23, 2021
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Abstract: An information processing device for managing a vehicle including a toilet unit, a tank unit connected to the toilet unit for storing waste that flows from the toilet unit, and a traveling unit capable of moving the toilet unit and the tank unit. The information processing device performs control for disconnecting the traveling unit from the toilet unit and the tank unit when installing a toilet. The information processing device includes a control unit configured to acquire a storage amount of waste in the tank unit and to generate commands to the traveling unit to cause the traveling unit to replace the tank unit when the storage amount of waste becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined amount.
Abstract: An apparatus includes a control section that performs: acquiring information related to a purpose of use of a passenger cabin part, the purpose of use being intended by a user who rides in the passenger cabin part; and setting a control parameter of a traveling part that carries the passenger cabin part, based on information related to a behavior of the user in the passenger cabin part, and on the information related to the purpose of use intended by the user.
Abstract: A control unit is provided that executes: acquiring a first request that is a request based on information regarding a physical condition of a user using a bed unit that functions as a bed for the user, and that is a request to move the bed unit from a house of the user to a hospital; when having acquired the first request, selecting a first traveling unit that is a traveling unit that moves the bed unit from the house to the hospital and that is a traveling unit located within a predetermined distance from the bed unit; and generating a command for the first traveling unit such that the first traveling unit carries the bed unit from the house to the hospital.