Patents by Inventor Naoki UENOYAMA

Naoki UENOYAMA 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: 20220147917
    Abstract: A method executed by an information processing apparatus configured to communicate with a vehicle that transports one or more packages stored in a storage space includes acquiring a transportation condition for a package to be stored in the storage space and controlling an environment of the storage space during transportation of the package, or limiting acceleration magnitude of the vehicle during transportation of the package, based on the acquired transportation condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsushi Okamoto, Kazumi Aono, Naoki Uenoyama, Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri
  • Publication number: 20220144210
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The memory is in communication with the processor, where the memory stores computer-readable instructions that are executed by the processor. The processor performs operations including storing, in association with each other, vehicle position information with which a vehicle is identified, and parcel receipt information with which the vehicle is specified instead of an address or a name. The operations further include specifying the vehicle based on the parcel receipt information. The operations further include acquiring authentication information with which the vehicle is unlocked. The operations further include sending the authentication information to a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuko NAKAJIMA, Naoki UENOYAMA, Junya MASUI, Akira HOSHINO, Hideo HASEGAWA, Keiko NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20220135000
    Abstract: A locking and unlocking system includes a controller. The controller is configured to acquire a state of locking and unlocking of a vehicle that is locked and unlocked based on locking and unlocking instruction information acquired from a portable terminal, and send a notification to a first device associated with the vehicle, when the vehicle is not locked during a period of time from when the vehicle is unlocked based on the locking and unlocking instruction information acquired from the portable terminal until a first timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Uenoyama, Etsuko Nakajima, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 11295742
    Abstract: In a voice output apparatus, an acquisition unit acquires a speech of an occupant of a vehicle. A determination unit determines whether or not the acquired speech is asking for repetition or rephrasing. A classification unit classifies, when it is determined that the speech is the asking, the speech according to a type of asking. An output unit outputs a voice sound in accordance with the classified type of the asking based on a content of a voice sound that is a target of the asking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Yoshihiro Oe, Naoki Uenoyama, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Patent number: 11276260
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The memory is in communication with the processor, where the memory stores computer-readable instructions that are executed by the processor. The processor performs operations including storing, in association with each other, vehicle position information with which a vehicle is identified, and parcel receipt information with which the vehicle is specified instead of an address or a name. The operations further include specifying the vehicle based on the parcel receipt information. The operations further include acquiring authentication information with which the vehicle is unlocked. The operations further include sending the authentication information to a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuko Nakajima, Naoki Uenoyama, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 11260825
    Abstract: A locking and unlocking system includes a controller. The controller is configured to acquire a state of locking and unlocking of a vehicle that is locked and unlocked based on locking and unlocking instruction information acquired from a portable terminal, and send a notification to a first device associated with the vehicle, when the vehicle is not locked during a period of time from when the vehicle is unlocked based on the locking and unlocking instruction information acquired from the portable terminal until a first timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Uenoyama, Etsuko Nakajima, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Publication number: 20220049963
    Abstract: A server apparatus includes a communication interface and a controller configured to transmit/receive information to/from another apparatus using the communication interface, wherein the controller is configured to receive information on a route from a terminal apparatus, and transmit, to the terminal apparatus, an instruction that prohibits the terminal apparatus from outputting the information on the route when the route has a tendency to be confidential, and an instruction that permits the terminal apparatus to output the information on the route when the route does not have the tendency to be confidential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki Tatsumoto, Kazumi Aono, Tetsushi Okamoto, Naoki Uenoyama, Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri
  • Publication number: 20220042811
    Abstract: A method executed by a terminal apparatus includes transmitting and receiving one or more instant messages among a plurality of users, acquiring a period for sharing positional information among the plurality of users, the period being determined based on a meeting time for the plurality of users that is acquired from the instant messages, activating a function of sharing positional information among the plurality of users, when the period starts, and deactivating the function when the period ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsushi Okamoto, Kazumi Aono, Naoki Uenoyama, Equan Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20220042810
    Abstract: A control method for an information processing apparatus includes acquiring information indicating a first facility set as a destination of a user, and information indicating a reference time associated with the first facility, acquiring information indicating an estimated arrival time at which the user is to arrive at the first facility, and notifying a proposal to change the destination based on the reference time and the estimated arrival time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsushi Okamoto, Kazumi Aono, Naoki Uenoyama, Equan Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20220028013
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique for improving the convenience of a user using a company car. An information processing apparatus obtains conference information including a venue of a conference, date and time of the conference, and information on at least one attendee user who is a user to attend the conference. In addition, the information processing apparatus books the venue of the conference based on the conference information and sets a schedule of the attendee user based on the conference information. Furthermore, the information processing apparatus books a company car for transporting the attendee user to the venue of the conference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki UENOYAMA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Yuya KOKUBUN, Kaede ABE
  • Patent number: 11232529
    Abstract: A delivery management system includes a client user terminal, a lock/unlock device, a delivery user terminal, and a processor. The client user terminal is used by a client user who submits a request to deliver the package to a predetermined compartment of a vehicle. The processor makes an electronic payment for a fee when a request to pay for the fee associated with a package has been made from the client user terminal. The processor issues authentication information to a delivery user terminal when the processor has made the electronic payment in a case where there is specification that the client user pays for the fee at the time of delivery of the package. The delivery user terminal makes a request of a lock/unlock device to lock or unlock the predetermined compartment with the authentication information. The lock/unlock device locks or unlocks the predetermined compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuko Nakajima, Naoki Uenoyama, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Publication number: 20220012648
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique of efficiently managing the reservation of company vehicles. An information processor according to the, present disclosure includes a controller configured to acquire information on the usage state and the due date and time of the company vehicle having been lent, calculate a preparation time from the due date and time to a state in which the company vehicle is available, based on the information on the usage state of the company vehicle, and set an available date and time when the company vehicle after being returned is available, based on the due date and time and the preparation time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Uenoyama, Hideo Hasegawa, Yuya Kokubun, Kaede Abe
  • Patent number: 11216676
    Abstract: A server of an information processing system receives, from each of the vehicles, a signal detection location where a traffic signal is detected by an imaging unit of each of the vehicles, and travel information at the signal detection location, calculates, based on the information from each of the vehicles, a mean distance L from the signal detection location to the traffic signal, and a mean speed S at the signal detection location, and evaluate a risk of the traffic signal based on at least the mean distance L and the mean speed S. The server then provides attention information to the vehicle approaching the traffic signal having the risk higher than a prescribed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Naoki Uenoyama, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Publication number: 20210389146
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit and a control unit. The control unit is configured to determine a recipe of a dish to be suggested to a driver based on driving information on the driver of the vehicle received with the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki UENOYAMA, Koichi SUZUKI, Ryo KAMIMURA, Daisuke NAKATA, Yuki TATSUMOTO, Yusuke FUTAKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210390857
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a communication unit and a control unit. The control unit determines a degree of danger of an area based on information on at least one vehicle traveling in the area which is received by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki UENOYAMA, Koichi Suzuki, Ryo Kamimura, Daisuke Nakata, Yuki Tatsumoto, Yusuke Futakuchi
  • Publication number: 20210370964
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a technology for preventing a smooth flow of traffic from being hindered by a vehicle that is unnecessarily stopped on a road. An information processing device detects that display of a traffic light is switched from a first signal instructing a vehicle to stop to a second signal allowing the vehicle to proceed. When the display of the traffic light is switched from the first signal to the second signal, the information processing device transmits a first command to a mobile terminal carried by a driver of a first vehicle that is stopped before the traffic light, the first command instructing that a first notification for urging the driver to start moving the first vehicle be output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki UENOYAMA, Josuke YAMANE, Takumi FUKUNAGA, Hikaru GOTOH, Soutaro KANEKO
  • Patent number: 11190027
    Abstract: A vehicle capable of transmitting power to another vehicle includes an acquisition section that acquires a distance from a location of the vehicle to a specified point; a comparison section that compares the distance with a cruising range of the vehicle; and a control section that controls the power transmission to the other vehicle according to a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Yoshihiro Oe, Naoki Uenoyama, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Publication number: 20210339752
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a communication unit and a control unit. The control unit is configured to determine a water sprinkling place based on information indicating a road surface condition and is configured to send, to at least one vehicle that is going to travel on the water sprinkling place, a notification instructing to sprinkle waste water of the at least one vehicle by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki UENOYAMA, Koichi SUZUKI, Ryo KAMIMURA, Daisuke NAKATA, Yuki TATSUMOTO, Yusuke FUTAKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210339805
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a communication unit and a control unit. The control unit is configured to determine a sprinkling mode based on information indicating the environment of a sprinkling place. The control unit is configured to send, through the communication unit, a notification indicating the sprinkling mode to at least one vehicle scheduled to travel in the sprinkling place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki UENOYAMA, Koichi SUZUKI, Ryo KAMIMURA, Daisuke NAKATA, Yuki TATSUMOTO, Yusuke FUTAKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210309078
    Abstract: A control device includes a control unit and a communication unit. The control unit is configured to calculate a set value that is the set value of an air conditioner provided in the destination facility of a vehicle and is to be used by the occupants of the vehicle, based on information on the air conditioning environment in the vehicle and is configured to send the calculated set value of the air conditioner to a predetermined sending destination via the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki UENOYAMA, Koichi SUZUKI, Ryo KAMIMURA, Daisuke NAKATA, Yuki TATSUMOTO, Yusuke FUTAKUCHI