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: 9132775
    Abstract: An environmental movement detection section detects the speed of a vehicle and detects a mobile object in the vicinity of the vehicle. A collision probability prediction section predicts the probability of a prospective collision between the vehicle and the detected vicinity mobile object. On the basis of approach speeds, collision probabilities and sideward passing speeds when passing other mobile objects to sideward that have been determined from standard movements, a movement standard learning section learns relationships between approach speed, collision probability and sideward passing speed. On the basis of learning results at the movement standard learning section, a path characteristic point generation section determines a standard sideward passing speed for when passing the vicinity mobile object to sideward that corresponds with the detected approach speed and the predicted collision probability. Thus, standard mobile object states may be determined efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ohama, Tsukasa Shimizu, Shinichi Nagata, Takuya Kaminade
  • Patent number: 9126594
    Abstract: To provide a driving assistance apparatus that can detect an intersection at which driving assistance is required with a high degree of precision so that the driving assistance can be provided more appropriately, a driving assistance apparatus 2 includes: a vehicle speed acquisition unit 64 that obtains information indicating a vehicle speed of a vehicle 1; an assistance condition determination unit 98 that determines whether or not an assistance activation condition, which is a condition for providing a driver of the vehicle 1 with driving assistance, is satisfied on the basis of whether or not a vehicle speed V obtained by the vehicle speed acquisition unit 64 is equal to or lower than a reference vehicle speed V1, and on the basis of information relating to an intersection or a preceding vehicle in front of the vehicle 1; and an assistance execution unit 100 that executes, as the driving assistance, assistance including at least one of warning issuance to the driver, braking control, and steering control w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Kawamata, Osamu Ozaki, Takuya Kaminade
  • Publication number: 20150235554
    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: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminade, Shinya Kawamata, Osamu Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20150158482
    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 25, 2012
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminade, Shinya Kawamata, Osamu Ozaki, Akira Nagae
  • Publication number: 20150051753
    Abstract: In order to provide a driving assistance device capable of inhibiting execution of driving assistance in a scene other than an intersection at which the driving assistance is required, a driving assistance device is provided with a microphone mounted on an own vehicle and configured to detect sound information around the own vehicle, an assistance executing unit configured to execute the driving assistance, and an assistance determining unit configured to determine whether the driving assistance is executed and determine an assistance level at the time of executing the driving assistance, based on a reverberating sound of a sound emitted from the own vehicle and included in the sound information detected by the microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Kawamata, Osamu Ozaki, Takuya Kaminade
  • Publication number: 20150046038
    Abstract: To provide a driving assistance apparatus that can detect an intersection at which driving assistance is required with a high degree of precision so that the driving assistance can be provided more appropriately, a driving assistance apparatus 2 includes: a vehicle speed acquisition unit 64 that obtains information indicating a vehicle speed of a vehicle 1; an assistance condition determination unit 98 that determines whether or not an assistance activation condition, which is a condition for providing a driver of the vehicle 1 with driving assistance, is satisfied on the basis of whether or not a vehicle speed V obtained by the vehicle speed acquisition unit 64 is equal to or lower than a reference vehicle speed V1, and on the basis of information relating to an intersection or a preceding vehicle in front of the vehicle 1; and an assistance execution unit 100 that executes, as the driving assistance, assistance including at least one of warning issuance to the driver, braking control, and steering control w
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Kawamata, Osamu Ozaki, Takuya Kaminade
  • Patent number: 8949018
    Abstract: The necessity of the emergency avoidance assistance is determined. In a case where the emergency avoidance assistance is determined to be necessary, emergency avoidance assistance is implemented, and in a case where the emergency avoidance assistance is determined not to be necessary, the prediction assistance is implemented. According to this configuration, it is possible to perform the assistance according to emergency level of the collision. When it is the time of emergency state, it is possible to avoid (decrease) the collision without delaying the assistance, and when it is not the time of emergency state, it is possible to avoid the future collision in advance by the highly accurate prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Kaminade
  • Publication number: 20140142839
    Abstract: The necessity of the emergency avoidance assistance is determined. In a case where the emergency avoidance assistance is determined to be necessary, emergency avoidance assistance is implemented, and in a case where the emergency avoidance assistance is determined not to be necessary, the prediction assistance is implemented. According to this configuration, it is possible to perform the assistance according to emergency level of the collision. When it is the time of emergency state, it is possible to avoid (decrease) the collision without delaying the assistance, and when it is not the time of emergency state, it is possible to avoid the future collision in advance by the highly accurate prediction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Kaminade
  • Publication number: 20130293395
    Abstract: An environmental movement detection section detects the speed of a vehicle and detects a mobile object in the vicinity of the vehicle. A collision probability prediction section predicts the probability of a prospective collision between the vehicle and the detected vicinity mobile object. On the basis of approach speeds, collision probabilities and sideward passing speeds when passing other mobile objects to sideward that have been determined from standard movements, a movement standard learning section learns relationships between approach speed, collision probability and sideward passing speed. On the basis of learning results at the movement standard learning section, a path characteristic point generation section determines a standard sideward passing speed for when passing the vicinity mobile object to sideward that corresponds with the detected approach speed and the predicted collision probability. Thus, standard mobile object states may be determined efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ohama, Tsukasa Shimizu, Shinichi Nagata, Takuya Kaminade