Patents by Inventor Naotoshi KADOTANI

Naotoshi KADOTANI 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: 11954625
    Abstract: A server includes a unit obtaining a position of a registered vehicle, a unit obtaining a vehicle dispatch position, a unit determining a candidate vehicle based on the vehicle dispatch position and the position of the registered vehicle, a unit transmitting information regarding an autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle to a user device, a unit receiving information for identifying a dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting a vehicle dispatch position to the dispatch vehicle. The user device includes a unit receiving the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, a unit displaying the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, an unit accepting a user operation for selecting the dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting the information for identifying the dispatch vehicle to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya Watanabe, Yuji Sasaki, Seiji Arakawa, Naotoshi Kadotani, Masafumi Hayakawa, Takashi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11915176
    Abstract: A server includes a unit obtaining a position of a registered vehicle, a unit obtaining a vehicle dispatch position, a unit determining a candidate vehicle based on the vehicle dispatch position and the position of the registered vehicle, a unit transmitting information regarding an autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle to a user device, a unit receiving information for identifying a dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting a vehicle dispatch position to the dispatch vehicle. The user device includes a unit receiving the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, a unit displaying the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, an unit accepting a user operation for selecting the dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting the information for identifying the dispatch vehicle to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya Watanabe, Yuji Sasaki, Seiji Arakawa, Naotoshi Kadotani, Masafumi Hayakawa, Takashi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11702093
    Abstract: A display control device comprising: a depression acquisition part acquiring a current amount of depression of an accelerator pedal; a suitable range calculation part calculating, as a suitable depression range, a range of an amount of accelerator depression required for a following distance of a preceding vehicle and an ego vehicle to become a predetermined target following distance, based on the following distance; and a display control part displaying the current amount of depression and the suitable depression range at a display device able to be viewed by a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamaoka, Naotoshi Kadotani
  • Publication number: 20230169423
    Abstract: A vehicle allocation system includes a request reception unit that receives, from a classroom terminal device, vehicle allocation request information that is able to specify an end time of a classroom, the number of planned users who is scheduled to use a vehicle, and a desired alighting point, a route calculation unit that calculates, based on the specified number of planned users and the desired alighting point, and the number of vehicles that is able to be allocated at present, the number of vehicles to allocate and a route to the desired alighting point of each of the planned users, and a plan creation unit that creates a vehicle allocation plan based on the calculated number of vehicles to allocate and the calculated route such that the vehicles are allocated to the classroom as determined by the end time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoto Sasaki, Makoto Kawaharada, Satoshi Nakamura, Kenichi Okumura, Naotoshi Kadotani
  • Publication number: 20230150545
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a first prediction unit that predicts a reaching time for a vehicle to reach a cross point in front of the vehicle in a case where a pedestrian who crosses the cross point is detected based on information transmitted from a wearable device attached to the pedestrian, a second prediction unit that predicts a crossing time for the pedestrian to complete crossing the cross point based on information for specifying a walking speed acquired from the wearable device, an estimation unit that estimates whether or not the pedestrian is able to safely cross the cross point based on the predicted reaching time and the predicted crossing time, and an execution controller that executes a safe driving assistance control with respect to the vehicle in a case where the estimation unit estimates that the pedestrian is not able to safely cross the cross point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoto Sasaki, Makoto Kawaharada, Satoshi Nakamura, Kenichi Okumura, Naotoshi Kadotani
  • Publication number: 20230114643
    Abstract: A vehicle dispatch service system that provides a vehicle dispatch service in which a vehicle is dispatched to a user to arrive at a hospital at an appointment time of the hospital includes: an arrival time calculation unit that calculates a time at which the vehicle is estimated to arrive at the hospital as an estimated arrival time; an arrival estimation unit that acquires the estimated arrival time from the arrival time calculation unit and estimates whether the user is in time for the appointment time of the hospital; a rebooking unit that resets, when the arrival estimation unit estimates that the user is not in time for the appointment time, a new appointment time as the appointment time based on the estimated arrival time; and rebooking output unit that outputs the new appointment time to a predetermined output destination such that the user recognizes the new appointment time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoto Sasaki, Makoto Kawaharada, Satoshi Nakamura, Kenichi Okumura, Naotoshi Kadotani
  • Publication number: 20230114510
    Abstract: A shopping service mediation system includes: a request distribution unit configured to distribute a request from a terminal apparatus related to a consignor who wishes to be entrusted, to other terminal apparatuses; an acceptance receiving unit configured to receive acceptances transmitted from the terminal apparatuses related to consignment applicants in response to the request; a determination unit configured to determine a formal consignee from the consignment applicants related to the terminal apparatuses each having transmitted the acceptance; and a confirmation unit configured to confirm completion of the shopping service, wherein each user's use tendency based on the number of entrustments and the number of times entrusted can be displayed on the terminal apparatus corresponding to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoto SASAKI, Makoto KAWAHARADA, Satoshi NAKAMURA, Kenichi OKUMURA, Naotoshi KADOTANI
  • Publication number: 20230110846
    Abstract: A household service matching system built on a communication network, includes: a request disclosing unit configured to disclose on the communication network, a request transmitted from a terminal apparatus related to a client who wishes to entrust household service; an acceptance receiving unit configured to receive an acceptance transmitted from a terminal apparatus related to a consignment applicant in response to the request; a determination unit configured to determine a formal consignee from consignment applicants related to the terminal apparatuses having transmitted the acceptance; a vehicle dispatching unit configured to dispatch a vehicle for picking up the formal consignee to a designated position designated by the formal consignee; and a vehicle control unit configured to control the vehicle such that the vehicle that carries the formal consignee arrives at the client's address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoto SASAKI, Makoto Kawaharada, Satoshi Nakamura, Kenichi Okumura, Naotoshi Kadotani
  • Publication number: 20230102225
    Abstract: A delivery management system includes: a registration unit configured to register as registrants, persons each being preset or may be set as consignees; an association unit configured to store a second person in association with a first person; a determination unit configured to determine whether or not there are a delivery package scheduled to be delivered to the first person as the consignee and a delivery package scheduled to be delivered to the second person as the consignee; and a delivery information management unit configured to make an adjustment such that a delivery place and a delivery date and time related to the first person who is determined to have the delivery package matches those related to the second person who is determined to have the delivery package, and configured to notify each of the persons of adjustment delivery information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoto Sasaki, Makoto Kawaharada, Satoshi Nakamura, Kenichi Okumura, Naotoshi Kadotani
  • Patent number: 11615433
    Abstract: A vehicle dispatch device is configured to dispatch a vehicle having an autonomous driving function to a user, the device includes: a search unit configured to search for a first alternative moving object when the vehicle cannot continue the autonomous driving to the destination during the autonomous driving of the vehicle on which the user is boarded, the first alternative moving object to which the user can transfer at a boarding position which is within a predetermined distance from a position on a route to an end position of the autonomous driving of the vehicle, within a predetermined time from alighting from the vehicle; and a grant unit configured to grant a reward to the user when the first alternative moving object does not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya Watanabe, Seiji Arakawa, Yuji Sasaki, Masafumi Hayakawa, Naotoshi Kadotani, Takashi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11373126
    Abstract: A server includes a unit obtaining a position of a registered vehicle, a unit obtaining a vehicle dispatch position, a unit determining a candidate vehicle based on the vehicle dispatch position and the position of the registered vehicle, a unit transmitting information regarding an autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle to a user device, a unit receiving information for identifying a dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting a vehicle dispatch position to the dispatch vehicle. The user device includes a unit receiving the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, a unit displaying the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, an unit accepting a user operation for selecting the dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting the information for identifying the dispatch vehicle to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya Watanabe, Yuji Sasaki, Seiji Arakawa, Naotoshi Kadotani, Masafumi Hayakawa, Takashi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11354619
    Abstract: A vehicle dispatch device includes a position determination unit determining whether or not a destination and a delivery place match each other, a calculation unit calculates a delivery service fee to the delivery place, and a distance determination unit determining whether or not a boarding distance from a boarding position to the destination is equal to or longer than a reference boarding distance, wherein when the destination and the delivery place do not match each other and the boarding distance is not equal to or longer than the reference boarding distance, the calculation unit calculates a first delivery service fee, and when the destination and the delivery place do not match each other and the boarding distance is equal to or longer than the reference boarding distance, the calculation unit calculates a second delivery service fee, which is lower than the first delivery service fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naotoshi Kadotani, Seiji Arakawa, Junya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11300421
    Abstract: An alighting position setting device includes an option presentation unit configured to present an occupant of a vehicle with multiple options set in advance relating to a request for an alighting position for a destination when the vehicle in an autonomous driving toward the destination set in advance approaches the destination, an option recognition unit configured to recognize the option selected by the occupant from the multiple options, and an alighting position setting unit configured to set an alighting position based on the request for the alighting position corresponding to the option selected by the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya Watanabe, Seiji Arakawa, Yuji Sasaki, Masafumi Hayakawa, Naotoshi Kadotani, Takashi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20220058675
    Abstract: A vehicle dispatch device is configured to dispatch a vehicle having an autonomous driving function to a user, the device includes: a search unit configured to search for a first alternative moving object when the vehicle cannot continue the autonomous driving to the destination during the autonomous driving of the vehicle on which the user is boarded, the first alternative moving object to which the user can transfer at a boarding position which is within a predetermined distance from a position on a route to an end position of the autonomous driving of the vehicle, within a predetermined time from alighting from the vehicle; and a grant unit configured to grant a reward to the user when the first alternative moving object does not exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya WATANABE, Seiji ARAKAWA, Yuji SASAKI, Masafumi HAYAKAWA, Naotoshi KADOTANI, Takashi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220058954
    Abstract: A server includes a unit obtaining a position of a registered vehicle, a unit obtaining a vehicle dispatch position, a unit determining a candidate vehicle based on the vehicle dispatch position and the position of the registered vehicle, a unit transmitting information regarding an autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle to a user device, a unit receiving information for identifying a dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting a vehicle dispatch position to the dispatch vehicle. The user device includes a unit receiving the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, a unit displaying the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, an unit accepting a user operation for selecting the dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting the information for identifying the dispatch vehicle to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya WATANABE, Yuji SASAKI, Seiji ARAKAWA, Naotoshi KADOTANI, Masafumi HAYAKAWA, Takashi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220058559
    Abstract: A server includes a unit obtaining a position of a registered vehicle, a unit obtaining a vehicle dispatch position, a unit determining a candidate vehicle based on the vehicle dispatch position and the position of the registered vehicle, a unit transmitting information regarding an autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle to a user device, a unit receiving information for identifying a dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting a vehicle dispatch position to the dispatch vehicle. The user device includes a unit receiving the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, a unit displaying the information regarding the autonomous driving function of the candidate vehicle, an unit accepting a user operation for selecting the dispatch vehicle, and a unit transmitting the information for identifying the dispatch vehicle to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya WATANABE, Yuji SASAKI, Seiji ARAKAWA, Naotoshi KADOTANI, Masafumi HAYAKAWA, Takashi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11250707
    Abstract: A collision avoidance assistance device includes a road shape recognition unit that recognizes a road shape of a traveling road, a path estimation unit that estimates a path of the host vehicle based on the road shape, an obstacle situation recognition unit recognizes an obstacle situation surrounding the host vehicle including at least a relative position of the obstacle with respect to the host vehicle, an early avoidance assistance determination unit that determines a need for early avoidance assistance for avoiding collision between the host vehicle and the obstacle from a distance between the host vehicle and the obstacle on the path of the host vehicle based on the path of the host vehicle and the obstacle situation, and a collision avoidance assistance execution unit executes the early avoidance assistance in a case where the early avoidance assistance determination unit determines that the early avoidance assistance is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamaoka, Yoshinori Watanabe, Naotoshi Kadotani
  • Patent number: 11210689
    Abstract: A vehicle dispatch device is configured to dispatch a vehicle having an autonomous driving function to a user, the device includes: a search unit configured to search for a first alternative moving object when the vehicle cannot continue the autonomous driving to the destination during the autonomous driving of the vehicle on which the user is boarded, the first alternative moving object to which the user can transfer at a boarding position which is within a predetermined distance from a position on a route to an end position of the autonomous driving of the vehicle, within a predetermined time from alighting from the vehicle; and a grant unit configured to grant a reward to the user when the first alternative moving object does not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya Watanabe, Seiji Arakawa, Yuji Sasaki, Masafumi Hayakawa, Naotoshi Kadotani, Takashi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20210276583
    Abstract: A display control device comprising: a depression acquisition part acquiring a current amount of depression of an accelerator pedal; a suitable range calculation part calculating, as a suitable depression range, a range of an amount of accelerator depression required for a following distance of a preceding vehicle and an ego vehicle to become a predetermined target following distance, based on the following distance; and a display control part displaying the current amount of depression and the suitable depression range at a display device able to be viewed by a driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki YAMAOKA, Naotoshi KADOTANI
  • Patent number: 11095827
    Abstract: An in-vehicle camera system including a far camera and a near camera, both of which capture an image ahead of a vehicle, includes a determining unit configured to, during travel of the vehicle, determine whether an illumination of an image captured by the far camera is abnormal as a result of an illumination change ahead of the vehicle, and an aperture control unit configured to, when the determining unit determines that the illumination of the image captured by the far camera is abnormal, execute aperture control over the near camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamaoka, Naotoshi Kadotani