Patents by Inventor Ryohei Obara

Ryohei Obara 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: 11187549
    Abstract: The search system includes a vehicle and a server. The server includes: a first determination unit that determines a search route for searching for a user who rides on transportation based on a timetable of the transportation and map information; a second determination unit that determines a time for the vehicle to start moving from a current position of the vehicle to a boarding point of the transportation based on the current position, a current time, a location of the boarding point, and a departure time of the transportation; a third determination unit that determines a travel route to move from the current position to the boarding point based on the map information; and a transmitter unit that transmits the search route and the travel route to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryohei Obara, Masaki Ito, Makoto Kakuchi, Mutsumi Matsuura, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Yuichi Tashiro
  • Patent number: 11153954
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a storage unit configured to store area information for designating an area in which a lighting device is to be illuminated and illuminating time period information for designating a time period in which the lighting device is to be illuminated; and a first processor configured to acquire a current position of each of a plurality of vehicles, to extract at least one vehicle of which the current position is in the area from among the plurality of vehicles, and to instruct the at least one extracted vehicle to illuminate the lighting device in the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryohei Obara, Masaki Ito, Makoto Kakuchi, Mutsumi Matsuura, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Yuichi Tashiro
  • Publication number: 20210160460
    Abstract: In a monitoring area such as a resort house area that a user cannot directly monitor, a vehicle owned by the user performs patrol driving to capture an image of a surrounding state and transmits the image to a user terminal and a monitoring server as imaging data. The monitoring server analyzes the imaging data transmitted from the vehicle to determine whether an abnormality occurs in the monitoring area or not, and notifies the user terminal and the vehicle of a determination result. When the vehicle receives an abnormality notice from the monitoring server, the vehicle notifies outside that the abnormality occurs by light or sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Ryohei OBARA, Masaki ITO, Makoto KAKUCHI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Yuichi TASHIRO
  • Patent number: 10910844
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a supply unit supplying electric power to a target apparatus, a first reception unit receiving settlement information including an amount of charge to be charged to a user as value for a service provided by the target apparatus, from the target apparatus being supplied with electric power, a first transmission unit transmitting the settlement information and a user identifier to a settlement apparatus, a second reception unit receiving a notification indicating that settlement of the amount of charge is possible or settlement of the amount of charge has been completed from the settlement apparatus, and a second transmission unit transmitting information indicating that settlement of the amount of charge is possible or settlement of the amount of charge has been completed to the target apparatus so as to cause the target apparatus to execute the service in a case where the notification is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryohei Obara, Masaki Ito, Makoto Kakuchi, Mutsumi Matsuura, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Yuichi Tashiro
  • Publication number: 20200193460
    Abstract: A vehicle information management device includes: an acquisition section that acquires location information from a traveling vehicle; a determination section that determines whether the vehicle has traveled in a specified underpopulated area on the basis of the location information; and an offering section that offers a travel reward to a user of the vehicle in the case where it is determined that the vehicle has traveled in the specified underpopulated area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei OBARA, Masaki ITO, Makoto KAKUCHI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Yuichi TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20200195893
    Abstract: In a monitoring area such as a resort house area that a user cannot directly monitor, a vehicle owned by the user performs patrol driving to capture an image of a surrounding state and transmits the image to a user terminal and a monitoring server as imaging data. The monitoring server analyzes the imaging data transmitted from the vehicle to determine whether an abnormality occurs in the monitoring area or not, and notifies the user terminal and the vehicle of a determination result. When the vehicle receives an abnormality notice from the monitoring server, the vehicle notifies outside that the abnormality occurs by light or sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei OBARA, Masaki ITO, Makoto KAKUCHI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Yuichi TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20200160394
    Abstract: A vehicle information managing device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire vehicle data on a vehicle which is traveling from the vehicle and a provision unit configured to provide advertisement information of a commercial facility which is selected based on user data on a user of the vehicle and the vehicle data to the vehicle which is traveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei OBARA, Masaki ITO, Makoto KAKUCHI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Yuichi TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20200161884
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a supply unit supplying electric power to a target apparatus, a first reception unit receiving settlement information including an amount of charge to be charged to a user as value for a service provided by the target apparatus, from the target apparatus being supplied with electric power, a first transmission unit transmitting the settlement information and a user identifier to a settlement apparatus, a second reception unit receiving a notification indicating that settlement of the amount of charge is possible or settlement of the amount of charge has been completed from the settlement apparatus, and a second transmission unit transmitting information indicating that settlement of the amount of charge is possible or settlement of the amount of charge has been completed to the target apparatus so as to cause the target apparatus to execute the service in a case where the notification is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei OBARA, Masaki ITO, Makoto KAKUCHI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Yuichi TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20200163180
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a storage unit configured to store area information for designating an area in which a lighting device is to be illuminated and illuminating time period information for designating a time period in which the lighting device is to be illuminated; and a first processor configured to acquire a current position of each of a plurality of vehicles, to extract at least one vehicle of which the current position is in the area from among the plurality of vehicles, and to instruct the at least one extracted vehicle to illuminate the lighting device in the time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei OBARA, Masaki ITO, Makoto KAKUCHI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Yuichi TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20200141751
    Abstract: The search system includes a vehicle and a server. The server includes: a first determination unit that determines a search route for searching for a user who rides on transportation based on a timetable of the transportation and map information; a second determination unit that determines a time for the vehicle to start moving from a current position of the vehicle to a boarding point of the transportation based on the current position, a current time, a location of the boarding point, and a departure time of the transportation; a third determination unit that determines a travel route to move from the current position to the boarding point based on the map information; and a transmitter unit that transmits the search route and the travel route to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei OBARA, Masaki ITO, Makoto KAKUCHI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Yuichi TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20200141743
    Abstract: A patrol system includes a vehicle and a server. The server includes: a first decision unit that decides a priority of each of a plurality of patrol points to be patrolled and located in a prescribed area, based on resident data including data of the number of residents living in the prescribed area and addresses of the residents; a second decision unit that decides a patrol route for patrolling the patrol points, based on map information of the prescribed area and the priorities; and a transmission unit that transmits the patrol route to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei OBARA, Masaki ITO, Makoto KAKUCHI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Yuichi TASHIRO
  • Patent number: 10527447
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a position detector, a storage device and an electronic control unit that are provided in a vehicle. The electronic control unit is configured to control the display such that a map view is shown on the display on the basis of a map information, control the display such that an image indicating a position of the vehicle, detected by the position detector, is superimposed on the map view shown on the display, acquire information about a traveling status of the vehicle, determine whether a user of the vehicle is getting lost on the basis of the information about the traveling status of the vehicle and the map information, and, when the electronic control unit determines that the user is getting lost, control the display such that the scale of the map view shown on the display is set to a predetermined value or larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Xin Jin, Ryohei Obara
  • Publication number: 20180052003
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a position detector, a storage device and an electronic control unit that are provided in a vehicle. The electronic control unit is configured to control the display such that a map view is shown on the display on the basis of a map information, control the display such that an image indicating a position of the vehicle, detected by the position detector, is superimposed on the map view shown on the display, acquire information about a traveling status of the vehicle, determine whether a user of the vehicle is getting lost on the basis of the information about the traveling status of the vehicle and the map information, and, when the electronic control unit determines that the user is getting lost, control the display such that the scale of the map view shown on the display is set to a predetermined value or larger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Jin Xin, Ryohei Obara