Patents by Inventor Tae SUGIMURA

Tae SUGIMURA 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: 11364896
    Abstract: An information processing device configured to control a traveling unit which is coupled to a resting unit including equipment on which a user takes a rest and carries the resting unit, the traveling unit being movable even while not coupled to the resting unit, the information processing device includes a control unit configured to: select a first parking lot in which the resting unit is to be arranged from among vacant parking lots within a predetermined area including a current position of a terminal owned by the user who desires to take the rest; transmit, to the terminal, information on movement from the current position of the terminal to the first parking lot; and transmit, to a first traveling unit, a command to carry a first resting unit to the first parking lot and arrange the first resting unit in the first parking lot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Daiki Kubo, Yosuke Nozaki, Tsukasa Nakanishi, Hironori Aoyama, Seiji Yogo, Tae Sugimura, Yasuhiro Kobatake, Takeshi Yamada, Ryo Sato, Sayaka Ninoyuu
  • Patent number: 11360473
    Abstract: A vehicle controller device is provided including a travel control section configured to control autonomous driving and remote driving, a biometric information acquisition section configured to acquire biometric information of an occupant, a state determination section configured to determine, based on the biometric information acquired by the biometric information acquisition section, whether or not an abnormality predicted state has arisen in which manual driving by operation by the occupant is predicted to become compromised and also whether or not an abnormal state has arisen in which manual driving is compromised, a notification section configured to notify an operation device of a determined state in cases in which either the abnormality predicted state or the abnormal state is determined to have arisen, and a reception section capable of receiving operation-ready information indicating that operation by a remote operator is possible from the operation device in response to the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Hanawa, Yasuki Nakagawa, Makoto Matsushita, Yusuke Yokota, Tomoyuki Kuriyama, Tae Sugimura
  • Patent number: 11340075
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a receiver configured to receive an emergency signal indicating occurrence of a disaster; an acquisition unit configured to acquire traveling data from a predetermined small size vehicle in a case where the emergency signal is received; and a generation unit configured to generate map information indicating passable route passable for a person based on the traveling data, the passable route including a route including a place other than an existing road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Hirotaka Karube, Kazuki Matsumoto, Makoto Mori, Jun Kondo
  • Patent number: 11341751
    Abstract: A vehicle captures an identification mark with an external camera, the identification mark being associated with content provided by a service provider; acquires the content associated with the captured identification mark; outputs the acquired content to the occupant in a cabin of the vehicle; acquires payment information based on the output content; and acquires information on the occupant in the cabin. A server identifies the occupant based on the information on the occupant, acquired by the vehicle; and transmits information on payment processing including the payment information, acquired from the vehicle, to the information processing terminal held by the identified occupant. The information processing terminal displays the information on the payment processing acquired from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kana Hamagami, Takuya Maekawa, Yosuke Nakayama, Akitoshi Jikumaru, Tae Sugimura, Takao Hishikawa, Shinichi Adachi
  • Patent number: 11343557
    Abstract: An entertainment system according to one embodiment of the present disclosure includes a plurality of mobile units each of which has an output device for outputting a video and/or a sound of content, an arrangement control unit configured to control an arrangement of the plurality of mobile unit, and an output control unit configured to control the video and/or the sound of the content, which is output from each of the plurality of mobile units, based on the arrangement of the plurality of mobile units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Hirotaka Karube, Kazuki Matsumoto, Makoto Mori, Jun Kondo
  • Patent number: 11332161
    Abstract: A controller of an autonomous traveling vehicle as an information processing apparatus of the disclosure executes acquiring first information relating to a predetermined item and the first information relating to predetermined processing in a processing apparatus mounted on the autonomous traveling vehicle, acquiring second information relating to shipping of the predetermined item, controlling running of the autonomous traveling vehicle based on the second information, and controlling the operation of the processing apparatus based on the first information when the autonomous traveling vehicle is in a running state based on the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro Murakami, Katsuhiko Sakakibara, Makoto Matsushita, Junya Sato, Kiyonori Yoshida, Tae Sugimura, Takashi Hayashi, Jun Endo
  • Publication number: 20220138637
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes: a controller configured to estimate a vacant time period during a period from a first time at which a first user checked-in at an accommodation facility to a second time at which the first user is to check-out from the accommodation facility, the vacant time period being a time period during which the accommodation facility is not used by the first user; and a communication interface configured to transmit vacancy data that indicates the vacant time period estimated by the controller, to a terminal apparatus of at least one second user that is different from the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Kenta Miyahara, Ayana Takeshita, Changyi Luo, Yuhei Suzuki, Sachin Ahire
  • Patent number: 11313686
    Abstract: A moving body, which a person boards, includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire current position information of the moving body, and a recommended path calculation unit configured to calculate a path that is a recommended path toward a predetermined destination and passes through an interior of at least one building, based on the current position information and the predetermined destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Hirotaka Karube, Kazuki Matsumoto, Makoto Mori, Jun Kondo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11301789
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a controller configured to execute: determining whether to change a scheduled riding vehicle for a first user or not based on predetermined position information related to a first user's riding a first vehicle, before a scheduled time on which the first user is to board the first vehicle which the first user is scheduled to board at a first boarding place; extracting one or more candidate vehicles serving as alternative candidates for the first vehicle, when it is determined to change the scheduled riding vehicle for the first user; and changing the scheduled riding vehicle for the first user from the first vehicle to a second vehicle that is one of the one or more candidate vehicles, based on an approval by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koseki Sugiyama, Atsuko Kobayashi, Hiroki Asano, Harunobu Saito, Yoshihiro Tsuge, Tae Sugimura, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 11282386
    Abstract: A parking lot management device includes a memory and a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to identify a plurality of vehicles which enters a parking lot by analyzing an image which is captured at an entrance of the parking lot, to select parking positions which are different in the parking lot and in which moving routes from the entrance of the parking lot to the parking positions do not interfere with movement and parking of other vehicles in the parking lot for the plurality of vehicles, and to transmit the selected parking positions and the moving routes to the parking positions to the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takemura, Makoto Matsushita, Tae Sugimura, Hideo Hasegawa, Tomoaki Umeki
  • Publication number: 20220083966
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller is configured to acquire route information on a route along which a vehicle is to travel and determine, based on the acquired route information, a delivery site at which a user on board the vehicle is to receive a delivery item to be delivered to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Kenta Miyahara, Shin Sakurada, Michael C. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20220067615
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a controller configured to: estimate whether an ingredient of a first meal to be cooked with the ingredient in a vehicle will be in surplus, in which the first meal was scheduled to be provided to a first user but will not be provided to the first user; and in a case in which it is estimated that the ingredient will be in surplus, determine a site at which to provide a second meal to be cooked with the ingredient in the vehicle, to a second user different from the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Kenta Miyahara, Ayana Takeshita, Changyi Luo, Yuhei Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220067594
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller configured to identify each passenger in a plurality of passengers on board a vehicle based on information on the plurality of passengers, select at least two facilities from among a plurality of facilities based on user attributes indicating attributes of each passenger in the plurality of passengers, notify the plurality of passengers of the at least two facilities, and select one facility from among the at least two facilities based on a response from each passenger in the plurality of passengers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Kenta Miyahara, Shin Sakurada, Joshua Babcock
  • Publication number: 20220048522
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a vehicle and a server that is communicatively connected to the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to acquire position information of the vehicle, to acquire driving information of a driver of the vehicle, and to detect occurrence of a traffic accident associated with the vehicle. When a notification of occurrence of a traffic accident is received from the vehicle, the server is configured to calculate a driving skill level of the driver based on the driving information, to store provision information in which the position information of a point at which the traffic accident has occurred is correlated with the driving skill level and the number of times of occurrence of a traffic accident at the point, and to provide the provision information to an insurance company.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kana HAMAGAMI, Takuya MAEKAWA, Yosuke NAKAYAMA, Akitoshi JIKUMARU, TAE SUGIMURA, Takao HISHIKAWA, Shinichi ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20220032917
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a communication interface configured to communicate with a terminal apparatus of a user; and a controller configured to: detect a use state of a functional component of at least one vehicle; determine weather around the at least one vehicle, based on the use state detected; select at least one facility to be recommended to the user, according to the weather determined; and transmit facility information indicating the at least one facility selected. to the terminal apparatus via the communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Kenta Miyahara, Shin Sakurada
  • Publication number: 20220036485
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes: a communication interface configured to communicate with a terminal apparatus; and a controller configured to: select either one of a food-serving facility and an accommodation facility as a facility to be recommended to a user, according to an arrival time slot in which the user is to arrive at a destination; refer to, when selecting a food-serving facility, first profile data indicating preference of the user for food to select at least one of a plurality of food-serving facility candidates; refer to, when selecting an accommodation facility, second profile data indicating preference of the user for accommodation services to select at least one of a plurality of accommodation facility candidates; and transmit, regardless of which of a food-serving facility and an accommodation facility has been selected, facility data indicating a selected candidate, to the terminal apparatus via the communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Kenta Miyahara, Shin Sakurada, Tim Wang
  • Patent number: 11226209
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a vehicle and an information processor that acquires information acquired by the vehicle from the vehicle. The vehicle acquires location information of the vehicle, acquires driving information of a driver of the vehicle, and provides route guidance on the basis of route guidance information that is generated in the information processor. The information processor stores traffic accident information, in which driving skill of a driver involved in a traffic accident occurred in the past and the number of the traffic accident at a point where the traffic accident has occurred are associated with location information of the point where the traffic accident has occurred, calculates the driving skill of the driver on the basis of the driving information, and generates the route guidance information on the basis of the calculated driving skill and the traffic accident information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kana Hamagami, Takuya Maekawa, Yosuke Nakayama, Akitoshi Jikumaru, Tae Sugimura, Takao Hishikawa, Shinichi Adachi
  • Patent number: 11221227
    Abstract: A technique for outputting information relevant to a facility suitable for an action of a user at a point in a traveling route or at a destination is provided. An information processing apparatus comprises a controller which executes acquisition or estimation of a traveling route of a user; calculation of temporal information including at least one of a passage time at which the user passes through a point on the traveling route and a traveling period of time which is required until arrival at the point after starting a travel; acquisition of information relevant to a facility suitable for the user who passes through the point, of a plurality of facilities existing around the point on the basis of the temporal information; and output of the information relevant to the facility by means of an output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Harunobu Saito, Daiki Kaneichi, Ryotaro Fujiwara, Megumi Amano, Masato Endo, Tae Sugimura
  • Patent number: 11217052
    Abstract: A processing device includes a control unit configured to perform: identifying a user when the user enters a vehicle and performing a process of guaranteeing a boarded state of the user while the user is in the vehicle; receiving information on a predetermined procedure for performing an authentication process from the user; and transmitting user information which is required for performing the predetermined procedure as information on the user of whom the boarded state in the vehicle is guaranteed to an external device that is installed at a first place for the predetermined procedure in a state in which the boarded state of the user is guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro Murakami, Katsuhiko Sakakibara, Makoto Matsushita, Junya Sato, Kiyonori Yoshida, Tae Sugimura, Takashi Hayashi, Jun Endo