Patents by Inventor Shin Sakurada

Shin Sakurada 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: 20200349784
    Abstract: A trunk-sharing system that controls an user's authority to use a predetermined area of a vehicle by issuing a predetermined authentication information to a user terminal, the trunk-sharing system including a server configured to: acquire a first information on a permission of using the predetermined area of the vehicle from a first user who owns the vehicle; provide the first information such that the first information acquired from the first user of each of a plurality of vehicles is able to be detected by a second user other than the first user; acquire a second information on a request for a use of the predetermined area which is an information from the second user who has accessed the provided first information; and issue an authentication information for locking and unlocking the predetermined area to a terminal of the second user based on the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Koichi Ando, Mutsumi Matsuura, Masato Endo, Koki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200340821
    Abstract: A route guidance system according to the present disclosure is a route guidance system in which a server device distributes route guidance information to a vehicle via a telecommunications line. The server device includes: a route guidance information database in which route guidance information is stored, the route guidance information including route information from a departure point to a destination for route guidance and pieces of image information on points included in the route information; and a route guidance information distribution portion configured to distribute, to the vehicle, the route guidance information stored in the route guidance information database in response to a transmission request from the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Sinae KIM, Takayuki YANO, Naoki YAMAMURO, Takashi HAYASHI, Koji MIYATA
  • Patent number: 10810814
    Abstract: A delivery system includes: a first vehicle configured to deliver a delivery object to a predetermined delivery destination; a second vehicle configured to deliver the delivery object to the first vehicle; and an authentication information issuing device configured to perform at least one of first issuance control and second issuance control. The first issuance control is control of issuing first authentication information to a second user terminal. The first authentication information is information for locking and unlocking the predetermined area of the first vehicle. The second issuance control is control of issuing second authentication information to a first user terminal. The second authentication information is information for locking and unlocking the predetermined area of the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Koichi Ando, Mutsumi Matsuura, Masato Endo, Koki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200314389
    Abstract: An image information collection system is an image information collection system in which a server device collects image information from a vehicle via a telecommunications line. The vehicle includes: an imaging device configured to capture a surrounding image; and a control device configured to calculate an evaluation value of the surrounding image captured by the imaging device, the control device being configured to determine, based on the evaluation value thus calculated and a location where the surrounding image is captured, whether or not the surrounding image is transmitted to the server device as the image information, the control device being configured to transmit, to the server device, the surrounding image determined to be transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Shinae KIM, Takayuki YANO, Naoki YAMAMURO, Takashi HAYASHI, Koji MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20200309540
    Abstract: In a map information distribution system, a server device distributes map information to a vehicle through a telecommunication network. The vehicle includes a control device configured to: determine whether there is missing data in the map information held by the vehicle; determine, when there is missing data in the map information held by the vehicle, whether a nearby vehicle holds the missing data by communicating with the nearby vehicle; acquire the missing data from the nearby vehicle, when the nearby vehicle holds the missing data; and acquire the missing data from the server device, when the nearby vehicle does not hold the missing data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Sinae KIM, Takayuki YANO, Naoki YAMAMURO, Takashi HAYASHI, Koji MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20200290644
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a first acquisition portion acquires a usage end time and a usage end point of an automatic driving vehicle. A second acquisition portion acquires information about a side trip point of the automatic driving vehicle. A derivation portion derives an expected time of arrival of the automatic driving vehicle at the usage end point by way of the side trip point. A permission portion permits a drop-in at the side trip point when the expected time of arrival at the usage end point is before the usage end time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin SAKURADA
  • Publication number: 20200293035
    Abstract: A driving control system in which a server apparatus controls an operation of a vehicle via a telecommunication network, The server apparatus includes a controller configured to determine whether a condition for raising a degree of accuracy in detecting a wild animal in an area around the vehicle is satisfied, and to raise the degree of accuracy in detecting the wild animal by controlling a detection device included in the vehicle at a timing When the condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Sinae KIM, Takayuki YANO, Naoki YAMAMURO, Takashi HAYASHI, Koji MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20200292332
    Abstract: A map information distribution system is a map information distribution system in which a server distributes map information to a vehicle via a telecommunication line and uses various information acquired from the vehicle to update the map information, and a vehicle includes an update control section that determines whether a condition for acquiring peripheral information of the vehicle, which is used to update the map information, is satisfied, acquires the peripheral information at timing of satisfying the condition, and transmits the acquired peripheral information to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Sinae KIM, Takayuki YANO, Naoki YAMAMURO, Takashi HAYASHI, Koji MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20200296334
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a reception portion configured to receive a signal transmitted from a wireless communication unit provided in a vehicle; a road travel environmental information generation portion configured to generate road travel environmental information including position information and time information of the vehicle based on the signal transmitted from the wireless communication unit; a failure determination portion configured to determine that the vehicle has a failure in a vehicle outside monitoring camera based on the signal from the wireless communication unit; and a transmission portion configured to transmit, to the vehicle determined to have the failure by the failure determination portion, image information outside the vehicle, the image information being necessary for driving and based on the road travel environmental information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin SAKURADA
  • Publication number: 20200293042
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a receiving unit configured to receive a signal sent from a wireless communication unit included in an autonomous vehicle, a failure determination unit configured to determine a failed vehicle in which an external monitoring camera has failed based on the signal from the wireless communication unit, a detection unit configured to detect a specific vehicle that is planned to travel on a route at least a section of which overlaps with a travel planned route of the failed vehicle beginning at a failure point of the failed vehicle that includes the exterior monitoring camera determined to be failed, and a sending unit configured to send travel control information to the failed vehicle to instruct the failed vehicle to travel in front of or behind the specific vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin SAKURADA
  • Publication number: 20200282996
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes a plurality of vehicles in each of which a plurality of microphones and a sensor are installed and a server that includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire audio signals recorded by the microphones and sensing data measured by the sensors. The server further includes a storage unit configured to store learning data in which the audio signals and the sensing data are correlated with information indicating dangerousness of a sound source, a model generation unit configured to generate a learning model for prediction of the dangerousness of the sound source based on the audio signals and the sensing data by using the learning data, and a provision unit configured to provide the dangerousness to the vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin SAKURADA
  • Publication number: 20200272166
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes a plurality of vehicles on which a plurality of microphones is mounted respectively and a server having an acquisition unit configured to acquire sound signals recorded by the microphones and position information of the vehicles. The server further has an estimation unit configured to estimate a position of one or more sound sources based on the sound signals and the position information and a providing unit configured to provide the estimated position of the one or more sound sources to the vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin SAKURADA
  • Publication number: 20200271460
    Abstract: An information processing device obtains information concerning a plurality of items of food and drink served to a passenger of a mobile body while the mobile body is moving from a start point to an end point of movement, generates information indicating timing of serving of each of the items of food and drink to the passenger, based on information indicating a period of time provided for allowing the passenger to see a viewing object from the mobile body while the mobile body is moving from the start point to the end point, and outputs the information indicating the timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki ISHIWATA, Takayuki Yano, Shin Sakurada, Megumi Amano
  • Patent number: 10755502
    Abstract: A trunk-sharing system that controls an user's authority to use a predetermined area of a vehicle by issuing a predetermined authentication information to a user terminal, the trunk-sharing system including a server configured to: acquire a first information on a permission of using the predetermined area of the vehicle from a first user who owns the vehicle; provide the first information such that the first information acquired from the first user of each of a plurality of vehicles is able to be detected by a second user other than the first user; acquire a second information on a request for a use of the predetermined area which is an information from the second user who has accessed the provided first information; and issue an authentication information for locking and unlocking the predetermined area to a terminal of the second user based on the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Koichi Ando, Mutsumi Matsuura, Masato Endo, Koki Fujita
  • Patent number: 10752208
    Abstract: An information system that manages use of a cargo compartment of a vehicle by a plurality of users, the information system including a server configured to: acquire, from a provider of the vehicle, target range information regarding designation of a range of users who use the cargo compartment of the vehicle; receive user registration information including attributes of a user who desires use of the cargo compartment of the vehicle; and determine, based on the target range information and the user registration information, whether the use of the cargo compartment of the vehicle by the user is permitted or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Koichi Ando, Mutsumi Matsuura, Masato Endo, Koki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200264630
    Abstract: A controller for transmitting control information necessary for autonomous driving to an autonomous driving vehicle is provided. The controller includes: a reception device configured to receive a signal transmitted from a wireless communication device included in the autonomous driving vehicle; a first transmission device configured to transmit first control information to the wireless communication device included in the autonomous driving vehicle; and a second transmission device configured to transmit information to a satellite based on a reception condition of the signal from the autonomous driving vehicle received by the reception device, the information being used by the satellite to transmit second control information to a satellite communication device included in the autonomous driving vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin SAKURADA
  • Publication number: 20200265345
    Abstract: An information processing device is equipped with a control unit that carries out acquisition of desire information including information indicating an operation that is performed during halt of a vehicle, and information indicating a time during which the vehicle is desired to be halted, acquisition of halt place-associated information matching the desire information, namely, halt place-associated information including information indicating a vehicle halt permitting place that is managed by a user, information indicating a time during which the vehicle halt permitting place is available, and information indicating an operation that can be performed at the vehicle halt permitting place, and output of the halt place-associated information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Ishiwata, Takayuki Yano, Shin Sakurada, Megumi Amano
  • Publication number: 20200242522
    Abstract: A carsharing system includes circuitry configured to: receive, from a user, a usage request for requesting a reservation for use of a vehicle which is supplied for a vehicle rental service; permit the reservation for use of the vehicle when the reception unit receives the usage request and no reservation for use of the vehicle has been made at time of receiving the usage request; and give, when the reservation for use of the vehicle is determined, a permission for locking or unlocking by using electronic information to the user at a date and a time on which the vehicle is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Koichi ANDO, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Masato ENDO, Koki FUJITA
  • Patent number: 10720060
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller configured to perform, in a case where a possibility of communication interruption due to an insufficient remaining amount of battery is detected for a first wireless communication terminal used by a first user for whom a ride reservation for a vehicle is established with a driver of the vehicle, a process regarding a meet-up schedule of the driver and the first user of the ride reservation. The process regarding a meet-up schedule may be cancellation of the ride reservation, change of a scheduled meet-up location, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yeonseo Kim, Shin Sakurada, Daisuke Tanabe, Ayana Takeshita, Hiroyuki Tokita, Koichi Asamoto
  • Publication number: 20200225640
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus mounted on a vehicle is provided with a control unit configured to acquire information indicating an item that a user desires to check for a product, acquire manufacturing data of a sample of the product capable of checking the item desired to be checked by using the acquired information, and output the manufacturing data to a sample manufacturing apparatus in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki ISHIWATA, Takayuki YANO, Shin SAKURADA, Megumi AMANO