Patents by Inventor Shinya Sannodo

Shinya Sannodo 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: 11312388
    Abstract: An automatic parking device includes a vehicle control unit configured to control a speed, steering of the vehicle, and a shift range of a transmission of the vehicle in order to park the vehicle, a reception unit configured to receive a driving operation by a driver of the vehicle during the automatic parking by the vehicle control unit, and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the driving operation received by the reception unit satisfies a predetermined override condition. The vehicle control unit stops the vehicle and sets the shift range of the transmission of the vehicle to a non-drive range in a case where it is determined by the determination unit that the driving operation satisfies the override condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Sannodo
  • Patent number: 11273822
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus is configured to execute parking assist control including steering angle automatic control, driving force automatic control and braking force automatic control, the parking assist apparatus being programmed to notify an occupant of an operation request requesting a driving operation of the vehicle to be performed for the parking assist control; and terminate the parking assist control and notify the occupant that the parking assist control is terminated when the driving operation corresponding to the operation request has not been performed by the occupant within a predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Oyama, Yuki Minase, Shinya Sannodo, Miyuki Omori, Norio Imai
  • Publication number: 20210316788
    Abstract: Provided is a steering assist apparatus configured to perform a steering assist control for changing a steering angle of a vehicle in such a manner that the vehicle moves along a target path; determine whether a newly-detected object is a stationary object or a moving object; cancel the steering assist control and inform a driver that the steering assist control is cancelled when the newly-detected object is the stationary object and a cancel condition is satisfied; pause the steering assist control and inform the driver that the steering assist control is paused when the newly-detected object is the moving object and a pause condition is satisfied; and resume the steering assist control when a resume condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Shinya Sannodo, Yuki Minase
  • Patent number: 11072367
    Abstract: Provided is a steering assist apparatus configured to perform a steering assist control for changing a steering angle of a vehicle in such a manner that the vehicle moves along a target path; determine whether a newly-detected object is a stationary object or a moving object; cancel the steering assist control and inform a driver that the steering assist control is cancelled when the newly-detected object is the stationary object and a cancel condition is satisfied; pause the steering assist control and inform the driver that the steering assist control is paused when the newly-detected object is the moving object and a pause condition is satisfied; and resume the steering assist control when a resume condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Ohtani, Shinya Sannodo, Yuki Minase
  • Publication number: 20200218249
    Abstract: A remote movement system of the invention comprises an operation terminal and a vehicle electronic control unit. The operation terminal includes a touch sensing portion which senses a finger of a user touching the touch sensing portion and a terminal electronic control unit configured to transmit a control execution command for requesting an execution of a remote movement control to cause a vehicle to move to a target position when movement of the user's finger touching the touch sensing portion satisfies a predetermined touch interaction condition. The vehicle electronic control unit is provided in the vehicle and configured to execute the remote movement control in response to receiving the control execution command from the terminal electronic control unit. The predetermined touch interaction condition does not include a condition that the user's finger moves, touching the touch sensing portion along a predetermined specific path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya SANNODO, Naoya Matsunaga, Keisuke Oyama
  • Patent number: 10556583
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus including an assisting device for performing a parking assist operation and a controlling device for performing a first control operation that controls charging an electric power storage by using an output of an engine if an amount of the stored electric power is smaller than a first threshold value. The controlling device performs a second control operation for putting the engine into a stopping state before a moving start time at which the vehicle starts to move after an assist start time and forbidding the engine from being started after the moving start time if the amount of the stored electric power at a timing before the moving start time is larger than a second threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naofumi Magarida, Shinya Sannodo, Yuichi Sakai
  • Patent number: 10525949
    Abstract: A parking assist device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: perform parking assist of a vehicle to automatically park the vehicle at a target position while restricting a vehicle speed to an upper limit or lower in accordance with an instruction of a user who is outside the vehicle; determine whether or not the vehicle moves on a road surface having a downhill grade along a travelling direction of the vehicle by the parking assist; and set the upper limit in the case where the vehicle is determined to move on the road surface having a downhill grade to be smaller than the upper limit in the case where the vehicle is not determined to move on the road surface having a downhill grade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Sannodo
  • Publication number: 20200001864
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus is configured to execute parking assist control including steering angle automatic control, driving force automatic control and braking force automatic control, the parking assist apparatus being programmed to notify an occupant of an operation request requesting a driving operation of the vehicle to be performed for the parking assist control; and terminate the parking assist control and notify the occupant that the parking assist control is terminated when the driving operation corresponding to the operation request has not been performed by the occupant within a predetermined period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keisuke OYAMA, Yuki Minase, Shinya Sannodo, Miyuki Omori, Norio Imai
  • Publication number: 20190375381
    Abstract: A parking support device 10 comprises a display device 70 and a control device 20. When the control device determines a parking request operation is performed, the control device displays a parking area image 300. When the control device determines that a parking start condition, which is satisfied when the parking request operation is performed and the vehicle stops, has been satisfied, the control device starts a stop brake control required to cause the vehicle not to move. When the control device determines that a parking consent operation has been performed after the parking start condition became satisfied, the control device finishes the stop brake control and starts an automatic parking control for controlling a traveling state of the vehicle in order to park the vehicle into the parking area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya NAKAGAWA, Yuki Minase, Shinya Sannodo, Shinya Otani, Norio Imai
  • Patent number: 10464554
    Abstract: A vehicle controller configured to control a vehicle which includes a transmission gear includes at least one electronic control unit. The at least one electronic control unit is configured to: determine whether a shift range of the transmission gear is switched such that the vehicle travels in a changed traveling direction not based on a shift range switching operation by an occupant of the vehicle; and limit, when it is determined that the shift range is switched such that the vehicle travels in the changed traveling direction not based on the shift range switching operation, a driving force of the vehicle such that the driving force of the vehicle is smaller than when it is determined that the shift range is not switched such that the vehicle travels in the changed traveling direction not based on the shift range switching operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuji Okamura, Shinya Sannodo
  • Publication number: 20190248414
    Abstract: Provided is a steering assist apparatus configured to perform a steering assist control for changing a steering angle of a vehicle in such a manner that the vehicle moves along a target path; determine whether a newly-detected object is a stationary object or a moving object; cancel the steering assist control and inform a driver that the steering assist control is cancelled when the newly-detected object is the stationary object and a cancel condition is satisfied; pause the steering assist control and inform the driver that the steering assist control is paused when the newly-detected object is the moving object and a pause condition is satisfied; and resume the steering assist control when a resume condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Shinya SANNODO, Yuki MINASE
  • Publication number: 20190225267
    Abstract: A steering assist apparatus is configured to, when performing a steering assist control for parking, perform one or both of the following processes (a) and (b): (a) a first setting process for setting a movement path when an oncoming lane is present, the first setting process being a process for setting the movement path in such a manner that a vehicle body does not enter the oncoming lane side from an own lane across a center line or a predetermined line obtained by translating the center line; and (b) a second setting process for setting the movement path when a following vehicle is present, the second setting process being a process for setting the movement path in such a manner that a distance between the vehicle body and a parking-possible region is less than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya OHTANI, Shinya SANNODO, Yuki MINASE
  • Publication number: 20180257665
    Abstract: An automatic parking device includes a vehicle control unit configured to control a speed, steering of the vehicle, and a shift range of a transmission of the vehicle in order to park the vehicle, a reception unit configured to receive a driving operation by a driver of the vehicle during the automatic parking by the vehicle control unit, and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the driving operation received by the reception unit satisfies a predetermined. override condition. The vehicle control unit stops the vehicle and sets the shift range of the transmission of the vehicle to a non-drive range in a case where it is determined by the determination unit that the driving operation satisfies the override condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya SANNODO
  • Patent number: 10024878
    Abstract: A decelerating factor estimating device configured to estimate a decelerating factor of a vehicle includes a drive force acquiring unit configured to acquire a drive force of the vehicle; a vehicle speed acquiring unit configured to acquire a vehicle speed of the vehicle; an acceleration acquiring unit configured to acquire an acceleration of the vehicle; and a decelerating factor estimating unit configured to estimate a plurality of decelerating factors based on a relationship of the acquired drive force, speed, and acceleration, wherein the decelerating factor estimating unit determines a type of the decelerating factor to estimate based on a traveling state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Sannodo, Hirotada Otake
  • Publication number: 20180126982
    Abstract: A vehicle controller configured to control a vehicle which includes a transmission gear includes at least one electronic control unit. The at least one electronic control unit is configured to: determine whether a shift range of the transmission gear is switched such that the vehicle travels in a changed traveling direction not based on a shift range switching operation by an occupant of the vehicle; and limit, when it is determined that the shift range is switched such that the vehicle travels in the changed traveling direction not based on the shift range switching operation, a driving force of the vehicle such that the driving force of the vehicle is smaller than when it is determined that the shift range is not switched such that the vehicle travels in the changed traveling direction not based on the shift range switching operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuji OKAMURA, Shinya SANNODO
  • Publication number: 20180118195
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus (14) has an assisting device (143) for performing a parking assist operation; and a controlling device (144) for performing a first control operation for charging an electric power storage (116) by using an output of an engine, if an amount of the stored electric power (SOC) is smaller than a first threshold value (TH#2), the controlling device performs a second control operation for putting the engine into a stopping state before a moving start time at which the vehicle starts to move after an assist start time and forbidding the engine from being started after the moving start time, if the amount of the stored electric power at a timing before the moving start time is larger than a second threshold value (?SOC+TH#1) corresponding to an amount of the electric power that is capable of completing the parking of the vehicle at a target position and for putting the engine into a driving state before the moving start time and forbidding the engine from stopping after the moving start t
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naofumi MAGARIDA, Shinya SANNODO, Yuichi SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20180022329
    Abstract: A parking assist device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: perform parking assist of a vehicle to automatically park the vehicle at a target position while restricting a vehicle speed to an upper limit or lower in accordance with an instruction of a user who is outside the vehicle; determine whether or not the vehicle moves on a road surface having a downhill grade along a travelling direction of the vehicle by the parking assist; and set the upper limit in the case where the vehicle is determined to move on the road surface having a downhill grade to be smaller than the upper limit in the case where the vehicle is not determined to move on the road surface having a downhill grade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya SANNODO
  • Patent number: 9817018
    Abstract: A deceleration factor estimation apparatus estimating a deceleration factor of a vehicle includes: a driving force acquisition unit that obtains a driving force of the vehicle; a speed acquisition unit that obtains a speed of the vehicle; an acceleration acquisition unit that obtains an acceleration of the vehicle; and a deceleration factor estimation unit that estimates a plurality of deceleration factors on the basis of a relationship between the obtained driving force, speed, and acceleration, wherein the deceleration factor estimation unit switches the deceleration factor to be estimated on the basis of a travel condition of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Sannodo, Hirotada Otake
  • Patent number: 9643602
    Abstract: A parking support device 1 includes a calculation unit 17 that calculates a speed pattern, an acceleration recognition unit 13 that recognizes driver-requested acceleration, a parking support control unit 19 that performs parking support control in a target parking position based on the speed pattern, and a determination unit 18 that determines whether a host vehicle V can stop in the target parking position at a set deceleration. When the driver-requested acceleration is recognized during the control and exceeds acceleration of the speed pattern at the time of recognition, the parking support control unit 19 accelerates the host vehicle V at the driver-requested acceleration. When the determination unit 18 determines that the host vehicle V can stop in the target parking position at the set deceleration, the host vehicle V is decelerated at the set deceleration and is stopped in the target parking position regardless of the driver-requested acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuji Okamura, Atsushi Sagisaka, Shinya Sannodo, Yu Hiei, Kotaro Saiki, Keisuke Hata
  • Patent number: 9387853
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus that causes a vehicle to be parked in a target parking position generates a traveling route of a vehicle M from a parking travel start position P0 to a target parking position P2 (S12); generates a plurality of speed patterns having different speeds when the vehicle travels on the traveling route (S14); selects a target speed pattern from the plurality of speed patterns based on information of an object around the traveling route (S18); and controls the traveling of the vehicle M based on the target speed pattern (S24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Sannodo, Yu Hiei