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).
Abstract: A management server is configured to perform a process including: setting a basic fee of a first monthly fee when a utilization manner is battery lease; setting discount rates based on the weight, capacity, manufacturer, degree of initial deterioration, amount of power consumption, number of times of performing quick electric charging, utilization region, and utilization period of the battery; determining the first monthly fee; setting a basic fee of a second monthly fee when the utilization manner is vehicle lease; setting discount rates based on the weight of the battery, a utilization region of the vehicle, and a utilization period; determining the second monthly fee; and determining a total monthly fee.
Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller configured to acquire information indicating an attribute of a recipient of a package, acquire information indicating a location for placing the package in a vehicle, and present a depositor of the package with the information indicating the location for placing the package and the information indicating the attribute of the recipient.
Abstract: A management server performs a process including: when there is a request to partially replace a battery, obtaining a usage history of the battery; obtaining each cell's full charge capacity; determining a cell having a smallest full charge capacity as a cell to be replaced; calculating an average value of the full charge capacities of the plurality of cells excluding the cell to be replaced; extracting a selectable cell from inventory information; selecting a replacement cell; setting a replacement fee corresponding to partial replacement; and when entire replacement is requested, setting a replacement fee corresponding to entire replacement.
November 20, 2018
Date of Patent:
June 27, 2023
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller obtains information about a designated area and information about a medical service target. The controller creates, in accordance with the population distribution in the designated area, a dispatch schedule for dispatching a medical service vehicle capable of dealing with the medical service target to the designated area.
Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a failure detection unit configured to detect a failure of a vehicle, and a vehicle controller configured to control the vehicle. The vehicle controller changes the control of the vehicle depending on a failure level when the failure detection unit detects a failure of an on-vehicle component other than the vehicle control device.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller decides whether or not specifications of a proposed vehicle to be proposed to a customer are determined such that the specifications are for an electrified vehicle based on traveling data of a vehicle driven by the customer and outputs the decided specifications.
Abstract: A server, an on-board device, a vehicle, a non-transitory storage medium storing a program, and a method for providing information are provided. The server includes circuitry configured to: receive information on an image capture date and time and an image capture location from an on-board device that is configured to capture an image of surroundings of a vehicle and produces the captured image, the surroundings including a sidewalk; store brightness information of the sidewalk on the image capture date and time, the brightness information being detected based on the captured image and the image capture location; and send the brightness information to a mobile terminal.
Abstract: An information providing system includes a server and an onboard device configured to transmit and receive information to and from the server. The onboard device includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image around a vehicle and a first transmission unit configured to transmit position information and captured image data to the server. The server includes a removal state information generating unit configured to generate removal state information including a predicted time which is required to remove the road obstacle based on the captured image data and a second transmission unit configured to transmit the removal state information. The removal state information which is transmitted from the server is output in another onboard device.
Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique to encourage a user who is lent a vehicle to obey manners at time of using the vehicle. In the present disclosure, a controller executes: informing a user who is lent a vehicle of information indicating a plurality of manners provisions about use of the vehicle; acquiring a picked-up image of the vehicle about the plurality of manners provisions at time of returning the vehicle; and calculating an evaluation value for obedience of the plurality of manners provisions, based on the picked-up image.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller accumulates a scheduled vacant time period of a medical service, the scheduled period being received from an information management apparatus, in association with a medical facility corresponding to the information management apparatus. When a medical service request is received from a terminal apparatus, the controller searches for a particular medical facility as an available medical facility, being capable of providing a medical service corresponding to a medical service item in the scheduled vacant time period and that can be reached from the location of the terminal apparatus included in the medical service request in the scheduled vacant time period. The controller sends a notification of the available medical facility to the terminal apparatus sending the medical service request.
Abstract: In a system for renting vehicles to users, the operation rate of the vehicles is improved. An information processing apparatus for managing the rental of vehicles to users is configured to perform: generating a rental schedule of a vehicle for a first user; obtaining demand data related to a demand for the vehicle; and changing, based on the demand data, a vehicle return point included in the rental schedule, the vehicle return point being a point at which the first user returns the vehicle.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus controls a road surface marking apparatus configured to form any road surface marking by changing light emission patterns of a plurality of light emitters provided on a road surface. In the information processing apparatus, a control unit detects, when switching from a second traffic lane through which a pedestrian is allowed to pass to a first traffic lane through which a pedestrian is prohibited from passing is executed, a user who is a pedestrian remaining in the first traffic lane after the switching. Then, the control unit causes the road surface marking apparatus to form an urging marking used for urging the user to withdraw from the first traffic lane after the switching.
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.
Abstract: A control device includes: a control unit that performs control to make a pedestrian crossing appear in an area from a first side to a second side of a road when a pedestrian crosses the road, and that detects at least one vehicle passing through the road; and a communication unit that transmits instruction data instructing the at least one vehicle detected by the control unit to avoid a position that hinders crossing of the pedestrian.
Abstract: A control apparatus is a control apparatus for causing light emitting devices to display a crosswalk when the control apparatus detects a pedestrian who is about to cross a road. The control apparatus includes a controlling portion configured to perform: detect, as a first vehicle, a vehicle traveling in a crosswalk display region where a crosswalk is to be displayed; determine whether or not the speed of the first vehicle is less than a reference speed; and in a case where the speed is less than the reference speed and a predetermined safety standard is satisfied, determine to cause the light emitting devices to display the crosswalk.
Abstract: A car-sharing system for vehicles including private and/or corporate-owned vehicles receives, from a user's terminal, a use reservation for one of the vehicles available at a parking station in the vicinity of the departure location during the user's desired period, and one of parking stations located in the vicinity of the destination location where the vehicle can be returned at the user's desired time, to register the use reservation in vehicle/parking station schedule information; and makes a use reservation, with respect to a period registered in the vehicle schedule information for the owner to use the vehicle, for another vehicle different from the vehicle from among the vehicles available during the period, and for a predetermined parking station from among the parking stations at which said another vehicle can be returned within the period, to register the use reservation in the vehicle/parking station schedule information.
Abstract: A management server is configured to perform a process including: a step of obtaining a utilization history of each user in the previous month when a condition for performing a dividing ratio setting process is satisfied; a step of updating a utilization record evaluation; a step of calculating a first dividing ratio; a step of updating a driving record evaluation; a step of calculating a second dividing ratio; and a step of setting a dividing ratio.
Abstract: A support server includes a controlling portion configured to execute the followings: acquiring respective pieces of vehicle information on a plurality of vehicles present in a power outage area; specifying a power supply vehicle by which power supply is performable, from among the vehicles based on the respective pieces of vehicle information on the vehicles; and outputting, to the power supply vehicle, power supply information indicating that power supply is performable by the power supply vehicle.
Abstract: An ECU acquires history information on whether there is an experience of external power supply by a vehicle, and the ECU determines whether a user of the vehicle has experienced the external power supply, based on the history information. In a case where the ECU determines that the user has not experienced the external power supply of the vehicle, the ECU outputs recommendation information that recommends the user to experience the external power supply of the vehicle.
Abstract: A support server includes a processor configured to: acquire a total supply power amount from each of a plurality of facilities placed within a stricken area, the total supply power amount being obtained by adding respective supply power amounts of a plurality of power supply vehicles configured to perform power supply; acquire, from at least one vehicle placed within the stricken area, a supply power amount suppliable by the at least one vehicle; and output, to at least either one of the at least one vehicle and a communications device associated with the at least one vehicle, request facility information on a request facility that requires to request power supply due to a shortage of electric power, based on respective total supply power amounts of the facilities and the supply power amount suppliable by the at least one vehicle.