Patents by Inventor Motoki Nishimura

Motoki Nishimura 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: 10300912
    Abstract: A collision avoidance apparatus includes an obstacle detection section for detecting an obstacle, a collision avoidance section which performs collision avoidance assist control, and an avoidance processing start section for causing the collision avoidance section to start the collision avoidance assist control. In the case where the obstacle is a continuous obstacle, the timing of starting the collision avoidance assist control is delayed as compared with the case where the obstacle is not a continuous obstacle. Further, the greater the degree of gentleness of the inclination of the continuous obstacle, the greater the amount by which the timing of starting the collision avoidance assist control is delayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motoki Nishimura, Kotaro Saiki, Shinya Nishida
  • Patent number: 10266176
    Abstract: A vehicle collision avoidance assist system, including: a forward obstacle detecting device; and a controller including an automatic braking control executing portion to execute an automatic braking control for permitting a brake apparatus to automatically operate and an avoidance control executing portion to execute, in addition to the automatic braking control, an avoidance control for pen fitting a steering apparatus to automatically operate, wherein the avoidance control executing portion is configured such that, when the forward obstacle detecting device detects, as a forward obstacle, a continuous obstacle that continuously extends diagonally forward so as to be inclined with respect to a forwardly extending centerline that forwardly extends from a center of the own vehicle, the avoidance control executing portion executes the avoidance control to enable the own vehicle to avoid the continuous obstacle such that the own vehicle travels along the continuous obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki Nishimura, Kotaro Saiki, Shinya Nishida
  • Patent number: 10227071
    Abstract: A vehicle collision avoidance assist system, including: a forward obstacle detecting device; and a controller including an automatic braking control executing portion to execute an automatic braking control and an avoidance control executing portion to execute an avoidance control, in addition to the automatic braking control, wherein, when a moving obstacle that is moving in a right-left direction is detected, the avoidance control executing portion executes the avoidance control to avoid the moving obstacle such that an own vehicle travels in a direction opposite to a movement direction of the moving obstacle when the moving obstacle is moving away from a forwardly extending centerline that forwardly extends from a center of the own vehicle and such that the own vehicle travels in the same direction as the movement direction of the moving obstacle when the moving obstacle is moving toward the forwardly extending centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki Nishimura, Kotaro Saiki, Shinya Nishida
  • Publication number: 20180339670
    Abstract: A collision preventing ECU 10 determines that a support performing condition is established when a relationship between a threshold and a collision index value representing emergency degree of a collision between an object and the own vehicle satisfies with a predetermined relationship. In this case, the ECU performs a collision preventing control for preventing the collision. The ECU determines whether or not the object is a continuous structure. The ECU determines whether or not a running status is a steering operation running status. The ECU changes at least one of the collision index value and the threshold such that the support performing condition becomes more difficult to be established when a specific condition that the object is determined to be the continuous structure and the running status is determined to be the steering operation running status is established than when the specific condition is not established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki NISHIMURA, Kotaro SAIKI
  • Publication number: 20180261094
    Abstract: A collision preventing ECU 10 selects an obstacle point which has probability of colliding with an own vehicle, and calculates a collision time periods (TTC) of the obstacle point. When the minimum collision time period is equal to or shorter than a threshold time period, the collision preventing ECU 10 determines that a specific condition is established, and performs a collision preventing control to prevent the own vehicle from colliding with the an obstacle. When the obstacle which includes the obstacle point whose collision time period is minimum is a continuous structure, the collision preventing ECU 10 calculates a continuous structure angle, and memory a calculation number corresponding to an angle range within which a magnitude of the continuous structure angle falls. When there is no angle range whose calculation number is more than a threshold number, the collision preventing control is prohibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki NISHIMURA, Kotaro SAIKI
  • Publication number: 20180178789
    Abstract: A collision avoidance support device comprises target detection unit, target type determination unit, relative position determination unit, target track prediction unit, and vehicle track prediction unit, obstacle determination unit. The vehicle track prediction unit is configured to enlarge said width of a vehicle predicted track compared with a case where an enlargement condition is not satisfied when the enlargement condition is satisfied. The enlargement condition is satisfied when the relative position determination unit detects that a target determined to be a pedestrian by the target type determination unit is positioned on a travel lane at least once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki NISHIMURA, Kotaro SAIKI
  • Publication number: 20180178782
    Abstract: Provided is a collision avoidance support device capable of terminating traveling direction automatic control at a timing appropriate for a driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kotaro SAIKI, Motoki NISHIMURA, Kohei MOROTOMI
  • Patent number: 9896094
    Abstract: A collision avoidance control system includes an ECU, and the ECU calculates an own vehicle course as a course along which an own vehicle is expected to proceed during a first transfer prediction time, and time-dependent own vehicle positions on the own vehicle course, and calculates an oncoming vehicle course as a course along which an oncoming vehicle is expected to proceed during a second transfer prediction time, and time-depending oncoming vehicle positions on the oncoming vehicle course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki Nishimura, Shinji Igarashi, Kotaro Saiki
  • Publication number: 20170369054
    Abstract: A collision avoidance apparatus includes an obstacle detection section for detecting an obstacle, a collision avoidance section which performs collision avoidance assist control, and an avoidance processing start section for causing the collision avoidance section to start the collision avoidance assist control. In the case where the obstacle is a continuous obstacle, the timing of starting the collision avoidance assist control is delayed as compared with the case where the obstacle is not a continuous obstacle. Further, the greater the degree of gentleness of the inclination of the continuous obstacle, the greater the amount by which the timing of starting the collision avoidance assist control is delayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Motoki Nishimura, Kotaro Saiki, Shinya Nishida
  • Publication number: 20170210383
    Abstract: A vehicle collision avoidance assist system, including: a forward obstacle detecting device; a lateral object detecting device; and a controller including an automatic braking control executing portion to execute an automatic braking control for permitting a brake apparatus to automatically operate, an avoidance control executing portion to execute, in addition to the automatic braking control, an avoidance control for permitting a steering apparatus to automatically operate, and an avoidance control prohibiting portion to prohibit execution of the avoidance control, wherein the avoidance control prohibiting portion prohibits execution of the avoidance control when the lateral object detecting device detects a lateral moving object that is moving on a lateral side of an own vehicle in the same direction as the own vehicle is travelling and there is a risk that the own vehicle and the lateral moving object will collide with each other if the avoidance control is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoki NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170210381
    Abstract: A vehicle collision avoidance assist system, including: a forward obstacle detecting device; and a controller including an automatic braking control executing portion to execute an automatic braking control and an avoidance control executing portion to execute an avoidance control, in addition to the automatic braking control, wherein, when a moving obstacle that is moving in a right-left direction is detected, the avoidance control executing portion executes the avoidance control to avoid the moving obstacle such that an own vehicle travels in a direction opposite to a movement direction of the moving obstacle when the moving obstacle is moving away from a forwardly extending centerline that forwardly extends from a center of the own vehicle and such that the own vehicle travels in the same direction as the movement direction of the moving obstacle when the moving obstacle is moving toward the forwardly extending centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki NISHIMURA, Kotaro SAIKI, Shinya NISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20170210382
    Abstract: A vehicle collision avoidance assist system, including: a forward obstacle detecting device; and a controller including an automatic braking control executing portion to execute an automatic braking control for permitting a brake apparatus to automatically operate and an avoidance control executing portion to execute, in addition to the automatic braking control, an avoidance control for pen fitting a steering apparatus to automatically operate, wherein the avoidance control executing portion is configured such that, when the forward obstacle detecting device detects, as a forward obstacle, a continuous obstacle that continuously extends diagonally forward so as to be inclined with respect to a forwardly extending centerline that forwardly extends from a center of the own vehicle, the avoidance control executing portion executes the avoidance control to enable the own vehicle to avoid the continuous obstacle such that the own vehicle travels along the continuous obstacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki NISHIMURA, Kotaro Saiki, Shinya Nishida
  • Publication number: 20170021829
    Abstract: In a vehicle control device, detection of an object around a vehicle is performed, in a case where it is determined that there is a possibility that the vehicle may collide with the object, whether or not a collision can be avoided by braking control of the vehicle is determined, and in a case where it is determined that a collision cannot be avoided by the braking control, steering and braking control to avoid a collision by both steering of the vehicle and braking of the vehicle is performed, flashing of a direction indicator is started, and in a case where the vehicle has stopped, flashing of hazard flashing indicators is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoki NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20160207534
    Abstract: A collision avoidance control system includes an ECU, and the ECU calculates an own vehicle course as a course along which an own vehicle is expected to proceed during a first transfer prediction time, and time-dependent own vehicle positions on the own vehicle course, and calculates an oncoming vehicle course as a course along which an oncoming vehicle is expected to proceed during a second transfer prediction time, and time-depending oncoming vehicle positions on the oncoming vehicle course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motoki Nishimura, Shinji Igarashi, Kotaro Saiki