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).

  • Patent number: 11367107
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit configured to execute the processing of obtaining location information of an advertisement displaying vehicle capable of displaying advertising information on a display apparatus arranged to face outside, finding a plurality of advertisement target vehicles present in the vicinity of the advertisement displaying vehicle based on the location information, obtaining attribute information indicating attributes of occupants of the plurality of advertisement target vehicles, selecting advertising information to be displayed by the display apparatus on the basis of the attribute information, and causing the display apparatus to display the selected advertising information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Yuko Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11354603
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Koichi Ando, Mutsumi Matsuura, Masato Endo, Koki Fujita
  • Patent number: 11333523
    Abstract: A vehicle control device that controls a vehicle configured to transport a passenger to a destination by autonomous traveling, the vehicle control device includes a vehicle controller configured to control operation of the vehicle, an image display configured to display an image of a periphery of the destination to the passenger via an output device, and a getting-off position detector configured to detect a desired getting-off position designated by the passenger via an input device. The image shows a region where stopping is prohibited, and the vehicle controller is configured to cause the vehicle to stop at the desired getting-off position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiji Yamashita, Koichi Ikemoto, Koji Taguchi, Shin Sakurada, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20220146268
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is applied to a traffic mode where a plurality of users including a first user and a second user ride in an identical vehicle and travel, and the second user gets off the identical vehicle earlier than the first user. A controller is configured to execute: acquiring destination points of the first user and the second user; setting a predetermined area including the destination point of the first user and an area proximate to the destination point of the first user; determining whether the destination point of the second user is within or outside the predetermined area; and upon determining that the destination point of the second user is outside the predetermined area, setting a combination between the first user and the second user so that the first user and the second user are allowed to ride in the identical vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yeonseo KIM, Shin SAKURADA, Daisuke TANABE, Ayana TAKESHITA, Hiroyuki TOKITA, Koichi ASAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220144314
    Abstract: A control device includes a control unit. In the control device, the control unit acquires information indicating a flight path of an unmanned aerial vehicle that transports a cargo collected at a first point to a second point, determines whether the flight path has a third point where a person may be present on the ground, when it is determined that the flight path has the third point, sets an upper limit value of load capacity of the unmanned aerial vehicle, and when weight of the cargo is equal to or lower than the upper limit value, causes the unmanned aerial vehicle to collect and transport the cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Shin Sakurada, Soutaro Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220138643
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus disclosed manages dispatch of a vehicle to a user. The information processing apparatus includes a controller configured to forecast a property of baggage (e.g. the sizes and the number of bags) that the user will carry when going out somewhere. Moreover, the controller sends offer information to a terminal used by the user. The offer information is information for offering dispatch of a type of vehicle that is suitable for the forecast property of the baggage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Yu Nagata, Shin Sakurada, Satoshi Komamine, Yusuke Sato, Hiromitsu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20220128369
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus disclosed manages dispatch of a vehicle for a user who stays in a stay facility. The information processing apparatus includes a controller configured to obtain first information relating to an action of the user and second information relating to modes for moving of the user. When it is forecast based on the first information that the user will end staying in the stay facility, and it is determined based on the second information that an arrangement for a vehicle that the user can use has not been made beforehand, the controller sends offer information to a terminal associated with the user. The offer information is information for offering dispatch of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yu Nagata, Shin Sakurada, Satoshi Komamine, Yusuke Sato, Hiromitsu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20220128376
    Abstract: A controller comprising at least one processor in an information processing device obtains a travel route to a destination of a user and identifies a plurality of digital signs that exist on the travel route and guide the user to the destination. In addition, the controller in the information processing device transmits first information to a first sign included in the plurality of digital signs, the first information being information for guiding the user to a second sign, the second sign being a digital sign guiding the user to the destination subsequently to the first sign on the travel route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuichi SAWADA, Mitsuhiro MIURA, Yusuke NAKADE, Shin SAKURADA, Ai MIYATA, Satoshi KOMAMINE
  • Publication number: 20220130259
    Abstract: A control device includes: a communication unit; and a control unit that transmits and receives information via the communication unit. When a flying object flies around a complex housing, the control unit transmits, to the flying object, information on a flight route in which a transported object of the flying object enters a blind spot from inside of the complex housing based on information on the complex housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Kazuya Nishimura, Soutaro Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220128371
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, a control unit acquires information on a passage route that is a route through which a user of a facility included in a predetermined area passes. The control unit generates, based on the information on the passage route, information on a recommended route that is a vehicle traveling route recommended within the predetermined area. The control unit transmits the information on the recommended route to a vehicle scheduled to travel within the predetermined area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Nagata, Shin Sakurada, Satoshi Komamine, Yusuke Sato, Hiromitsu Fujii
  • Patent number: 11315048
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Koichi Ando, Mutsumi Matsuura, Masato Endo, Koki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20220121226
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller is configured to acquire travel information including a travel route for when the vehicle travels and determine, based on the acquired travel information, transfer information for when a delivery item to be delivered by an unmanned aircraft to a user on board the vehicle is transferred to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Kenta Miyahara, Shin Sakurada, Roger Kyle
  • Publication number: 20220118945
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an object information acquiring unit, a receiver information acquiring unit, and an authentication information issuing unit. The object information acquiring unit acquires delivery object information of an object from a deliverer of the object. The object is stored in an interior space of a vehicle and of which delivery is desired. The receiver information acquiring unit acquires receiver information on a receiver of the object. The authentication information issuing unit issues authentication information for locking and unlocking a door of the vehicle based on the delivery object information and the receiver information and transmits the authentication information to a terminal of the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin SAKURADA, Koichi ANDO, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Masato ENDO, Koki FUJITA, Ryuichi, Yuki ITO, Hiroyasu SHIOKAWA, Yasumasa KOBAYASHI, Naoki YAMAMURO, Makoto AKAHANE
  • Patent number: 11305785
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus according to an embodiment includes a determination unit configured to determine whether or not there is a probability that a vehicle is deviated from a traveling possible range based on map information, position information of the vehicle, and information regarding an advancing direction of the vehicle, and a control information output unit configured to output first control information regarding at least one of warning a driver of the vehicle, restricting drive force of the vehicle regardless of an operation of the driver, and applying braking force to the vehicle regardless of an operation of the driver, in a case where the determination unit determines that there is a probability that the vehicle is deviated from the traveling possible range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin Sakurada
  • Publication number: 20220114852
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus disclosed has a controller. The controller forecasts whether an intended user will go to a restroom area in a facility. The intended user being a user who is eligible for using a multipurpose restroom stall. When it is forecast that the intended user will go to the restroom area, the controller reserves a multipurpose restroom stall provided in the restroom area by locking the door of the multipurpose restroom stall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yu Nagata, Shin Sakurada, Satoshi Komamine, Yusuke Sato, Hiromitsu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20220113743
    Abstract: A control apparatus is equipped with a control unit. The control unit acquires information on a sound in at least one room arranged along an outer wall of a building. The control unit moves an uninhabited airborne vehicle along the outer wall of the building, based on the information on the sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Kazuya Nishimura, Soutaro Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11300417
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Ishiwata, Takayuki Yano, Shin Sakurada, Megumi Amano
  • Publication number: 20220107657
    Abstract: A controller includes a control unit. The control unit is configured to detect a state of at least one point, and determine depending on the detected state whether or not to include, in a flight route of a flying object transporting a package, a position above the at least one point as a passing point for the flying object to pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Kazuya Nishimura, Soutaro Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220101470
    Abstract: A method that is executed by an information processing device includes acquiring first information regarding a vehicle, acquiring second information regarding a first product selected by a user, deciding a procedure for loading the first product into the vehicle based on the first information and the second information, and performing notification of the procedure for loading the first product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Shin Sakurada, Yuko Mizuno, Josuke Yamane, Soutaro Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220103396
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller is configured to execute operations including: identifying a user; acquiring attribute information for the user, the attribute information being stored in association with the user; estimating, from the attribute information, a power consumption amount for an environment preferred by the user; determining whether the power consumption amount is equal to or greater than a predetermined value; upon determining that the power consumption amount is equal to or greater than the predetermined value, guiding the user to a first space; and upon determining that the power consumption amount is less than the predetermined value, guiding the user to a second space, wherein a power consumption amount for the first space is greater than a power consumption amount for the second space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Yasuhiro Baba, Shuichi Sawada, Shintaro Matsutani, Yurika Tanaka, Ryosuke Kobayashi, Genshi Kuno, Tomoya Makino