Patents by Inventor Takuya Kaminade

Takuya Kaminade 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: 11091159
    Abstract: A control ECU (10) executes left-side preliminary control for preventing an occupant from performing an operation of opening a left door when an object is predicted to reach a left virtual line segment (LVL) based on a position of the object. The control ECU executes right-side preliminary control for preventing the occupant from performing an operation of opening a right door when the object is predicted to reach a right virtual line segment (RVL) based on the position of the object. Further, the control ECU executes both-side preliminary control for preventing the occupant from performing an operation of opening both of the left door and the right door when the object is predicted to reach a central virtual line segment (CVL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriyuki Saito, Takuya Kaminade, Iwao Izumikawa
  • Publication number: 20210197844
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus makes a drive force of a vehicle equal to an erroneous operation coping drive force which is smaller than an ordinary drive force in a period from a satisfaction of an erroneous operation start condition which is satisfied when an accelerator pedal is operated erroneously to a satisfaction of an erroneous operation end condition which is satisfied when the erroneous operation has ended. The erroneous operation coping drive force is set to a first drive force if the erroneous operation start condition becomes satisfied after a reoperation determination time point at which a time threshold elapses from when the erroneous operation end condition became last satisfied. Meanwhile, the erroneous operation coping drive force is set to a second drive force which is greater than the first drive force if the erroneous operation start condition becomes satisfied before the reoperation determination time point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Takuya KAMINADE, Masashi OISHI, Takashi UNIGAME, Yuhi KISHIMOTO, Yoichi IWATA, Asuka SATO
  • Patent number: 11022674
    Abstract: If a vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus is equipped with four radars disposed at each of the four corners of the body of a vehicle in order to detect an object around the vehicle, the interfere of the radio waves of the radars likely to occur. As a result, the accuracy for detecting an object by the radars will deteriorate. Specifically, if two of detection areas are adjacent to each other of the radars overlaps with each other and the two of the radars transmits radio waves at the same time, the interfere of the radio waves will occur in the overlapping area. In view of this, the four radars are divided into two groups such that the detection areas of two radars within the group aren't adjacent to each other and transmission period of one of the groups and that of the other of the groups are repeated alternately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Koji Takeuchi, Takuya Kaminade, Yoji Honma
  • Publication number: 20210039665
    Abstract: Provided is a control apparatus for a vehicle configured to execute driving force suppression control when a predetermined erroneous operation condition is satisfied, the erroneous operation condition being satisfied when a first condition including at least an operation velocity condition is satisfied and a second condition is satisfied, the operation velocity condition being satisfied when an operation velocity which is an amount of change in an operation amount of an accelerator operation element per unit time is equal to or higher than an operation velocity threshold, and the second condition being satisfied when the operation amount becomes equal to or larger than a first operation amount threshold within a first time threshold from a time point at which the first condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Takuya KAMINADE, Takashi UNIGAME, Masashi OISHI, Yuhi KISHIMOTO, Yoichi IWATA
  • Patent number: 10793147
    Abstract: A radar ECU 13 gives priorities based on predicted collision times TTC and priorities based on relative distances D to all moving objects (S13), and selects 4 (four) moving objects in ascending order of the predicted collision times TTC (S14). The radar ECU 13 selects 5 (five) in ascending order of the relative distances D among the moving objects other than the moving object selected at S14 (S15). The radar ECU 13 transmits object information on the moving objects selected at S13 and S14 to a driving support ECU 20 (S16). The driving support ECU 20 performs various driving support controls based on the transmitted object information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminade, Koji Takeuchi, Atsushi Kido
  • Publication number: 20190299986
    Abstract: A control ECU (10) executes left-side preliminary control for preventing an occupant from performing an operation of opening a left door when an object is predicted to reach a left virtual line segment (LVL) based on a position of the object. The control ECU executes right-side preliminary control for preventing the occupant from performing an operation of opening a right door when the object is predicted to reach a right virtual line segment (RVL) based on the position of the object. Further, the control ECU executes both-side preliminary control for preventing the occupant from performing an operation of opening both of the left door and the right door when the object is predicted to reach a central virtual line segment (CVL).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriyuki SAITO, Takuya KAMINADE, lwao IZUMIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10399522
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting structure of a vehicle periphery monitoring device, the structure including (i) a front bumper reinforcement of a vehicle, (ii) a headlamp having a lamp housing, the headlamp being disposed further in a vehicle body upward direction than the front bumper reinforcement and at an outward end section in the vehicle width direction of the vehicle, (iii) a vehicle component disposed further in a vehicle body downward direction than the headlamp, and (iv) a vehicle periphery monitoring device disposed further in a vehicle body downward direction than a lower surface of the lamp housing, the vehicle periphery monitoring device separated by a first gap from an outward end surface in the vehicle width direction of the front bumper reinforcement, and being separated by a second gap from an upward end surface of the vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminade, Koji Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190084558
    Abstract: A radar ECU 13 gives priorities based on predicted collision times TTC and priorities based on relative distances D to all moving objects (S13), and selects 4 (four) moving objects in ascending order of the predicted collision times TTC (S14). The radar ECU 13 selects 5 (five) in ascending order of the relative distances D among the moving objects other than the moving object selected at S14 (S15). The radar ECU 13 transmits object information on the moving objects selected at S13 and S14 to a driving support ECU 20 (S16). The driving support ECU 20 performs various driving support controls based on the transmitted object information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Takuya KAMINADE, Koji TAKEUCHI, Atsushi KIDO
  • Publication number: 20190086511
    Abstract: If a vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus is equipped with four radars disposed at each of the four corners of the body of a vehicle in order to detect an object around the vehicle, the interfere of the radio waves of the radars likely to occur. As a result, the accuracy for detecting an object by the radars will deteriorate. Specifically, if two of detection areas are adjacent to each other of the radars overlaps with each other and the two of the radars transmits radio waves at the same time, the interfere of the radio waves will occur in the overlapping area. In view of this, the four radars are divided into two groups such that the detection areas of two radars within the group aren't adjacent to each other and transmission period of one of the groups and that of the other of the groups are repeated alternately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Koji TAKEUCHI, Takuya KAMINADE, Yoji HONMA
  • Publication number: 20180162306
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting structure of a vehicle periphery monitoring device, the structure including (i) a front bumper reinforcement of a vehicle, (ii) a headlamp having a lamp housing, the headlamp being disposed further in a vehicle body upward direction than the front bumper reinforcement and at an outward end section in the vehicle width direction of the vehicle, (iii) a vehicle component disposed further in a vehicle body downward direction than the headlamp, and (iv) a vehicle periphery monitoring device disposed further in a vehicle body downward direction than a lower surface of the lamp housing, the vehicle periphery monitoring device separated by a first gap from an outward end surface in the vehicle width direction of the front bumper reinforcement, and being separated by a second gap from an upward end surface of the vehicle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminade, Koji Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9988045
    Abstract: A driving support device for a host vehicle that travels on a first road and makes a direction change, at a junction between the first road and a second road, by turning right or left is provided. The driving support device includes: a front detection unit configured to detect an object in front of the host vehicle; a recognition unit configured to recognize a state of another vehicle that travels on the second road toward the junction and that follows the host vehicle after the host vehicle completes the direction change, based on a detection result of the front detection unit obtained before or during the direction change; and a support determination unit configured to determine whether the host vehicle needs a rear-side support in relation to the state of the other vehicle, based on a recognition result of the recognition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Kaminade
  • Patent number: 9679474
    Abstract: An other-vehicle detection apparatus includes: a sound source device mounted on a first vehicle and configured to output a non-audible region sound of a predetermined frequency range set in advance; a sound collection device mounted on the first vehicle and configured to collect sound information around the first vehicle; and a distinction device configured to distinguish a second vehicle based on a non-audible region sound included in the sound information collected by the sound collection device of the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminade, Shinya Kawamata, Osamu Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9664804
    Abstract: An approaching vehicle detection apparatus includes: a sound information detection unit configured to detect sound information around an own vehicle; a sound source detection unit configured to detect a sound source around the own vehicle based on the detected sound information; an approaching vehicle determination unit configured to determine whether the sound source is a vehicle approaching the own vehicle; and a vehicle state changing unit configured to change a vehicle state of the own vehicle to a vehicle state where the own vehicle sound is able to be suppressed when the own vehicle sound generated from the own vehicle is able to be suppressed by changing the vehicle state of the own vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminade, Shinya Kawamata, Osamu Ozaki, Akira Nagae
  • Patent number: 9463796
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus includes: a moving-body-information acquiring unit configured to acquire moving-body information including a position and a speed vector of a moving body existing laterally ahead of own vehicle; an assistance-target determining unit configured to determine an assistance target approaching from a lateral direction with respect to a travelling direction of the own vehicle; a movement-point predicting unit configured to use the speed vector of the moving body to predict a future movement point; a detection-range changing unit configured to change the detection range by adding a change region to include the movement point along a moving direction indicated by the speed vector at a time the movement point is out of the detection range; and an assistance performing unit configured to perform driving assistance on an assistance target including the moving body determined as the assistance target within a changed detection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminade, Kiyoto Hanita
  • Publication number: 20160274253
    Abstract: An approaching vehicle detection apparatus includes: a sound information detection unit configured to detect sound information around an own vehicle; a sound source detection unit configured to detect a sound source around the own vehicle based on the detected sound information; an approaching vehicle determination unit configured to determine whether the sound source is a vehicle approaching the own vehicle; and a vehicle state changing unit configured to change a vehicle state of the own vehicle to a vehicle state where the own vehicle sound is able to be suppressed when the own vehicle sound generated from the own vehicle is able to be suppressed by changing the vehicle state of the own vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya KAMINADE, Shinya KAWAMATA, Osamu OZAKI, Akira NAGAE
  • Patent number: 9421969
    Abstract: An approaching vehicle detection apparatus includes: a sound information detection unit configured to detect sound information around an own vehicle; a sound source detection unit configured to detect a sound source around the own vehicle based on the detected sound information; an approaching vehicle determination unit configured to determine whether the sound source is a vehicle approaching the own vehicle; and a vehicle state changing unit configured to change a vehicle state of the own vehicle to a vehicle state where the own vehicle sound is able to be suppressed when the own vehicle sound generated from the own vehicle is able to be suppressed by changing the vehicle state of the own vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminade, Shinya Kawamata, Osamu Ozaki, Akira Nagae
  • Patent number: 9393952
    Abstract: An approaching vehicle detection apparatus includes: a sound information detection unit configured to detect sound information around an own vehicle; a sound source detection unit configured to detect a sound source around the own vehicle based on the detected sound information; an approaching vehicle determination unit configured to determine whether the sound source is a vehicle approaching the own vehicle; and a vehicle state changing unit configured to change a vehicle state of the own vehicle to a vehicle state where the own vehicle sound is able to be suppressed when the own vehicle sound generated from the own vehicle is able to be suppressed by changing the vehicle state of the own vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminade, Shinya Kawamata, Osamu Ozaki, Akira Nagae
  • Publication number: 20160039410
    Abstract: A driving support device for a host vehicle that travels on a first road and makes a direction change, at a junction between the first road and a second road, by turning right or left is provided. The driving support device includes: a front detection unit configured to detect an object in front of the host vehicle; a recognition unit configured to recognize a state of another vehicle that travels on the second road toward the junction and that follows the host vehicle after the host vehicle completes the direction change, based on a detection result of the front detection unit obtained before or during the direction change; and a support determination unit configured to determine whether the host vehicle needs a rear-side support in relation to the state of the other vehicle, based on a recognition result of the recognition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya KAMINADE
  • Publication number: 20150353078
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus includes: a moving-body detecting unit configured to detect a position of a moving body around a subject vehicle; a wall-position acquiring unit configured to acquire a position of a wall around the subject vehicle; an assistance-target determining unit configured to determine whether the detected moving body is an assistance target that exists ahead of the subject vehicle and approaches the subject vehicle from a lateral direction; a first specifying unit configured to determine whether the wall is positioned on a straight line connecting between a position of the moving body and the position of the subject vehicle to specify the moving body with the wall positioned on the straight line; and an assistance performing unit configured to perform driving assistance on an assistance target excluding the specified moving body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya KAMINADE
  • Publication number: 20150353081
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus includes: a moving-body-information acquiring unit configured to acquire moving-body information including a position and a speed vector of a moving body existing laterally ahead of own vehicle; an assistance-target determining unit configured to determine an assistance target approaching from a lateral direction with respect to a travelling direction of the own vehicle; a movement-point predicting unit configured to use the speed vector of the moving body to predict a future movement point; a detection-range changing unit configured to change the detection range by adding a change region to include the movement point along a moving direction indicated by the speed vector at a time the movement point is out of the detection range; and an assistance performing unit configured to perform driving assistance on an assistance target including the moving body determined as the assistance target within a changed detection range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya KAMINADE, Kiyoto HANITA