Patents by Inventor Takuya KUME

Takuya KUME 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).

  • Publication number: 20240116529
    Abstract: A presentation control device, which controls presentation of information relating to autonomous driving function of a vehicle, is configured to: grasp whether a switch from a driving assist control, which requires a periphery monitoring by a driver as an obligation, to an autonomous traveling control, which does not require the periphery monitoring by the driver as the obligation, becomes possible; grasp whether a lane change by the autonomous driving function is being performed in a state which requires the periphery monitoring by the driver as the obligation; and during a control period of lane change by the driving assist control, in response to the switch to the autonomous traveling control becomes possible, perform a switch possible notification indicating that the switch to the autonomous traveling control becomes possible during the control period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20240083455
    Abstract: A function control device that is used in a subject vehicle capable of traveling by an automated driving function and performs a control related to the automated driving function is configured to grasp an abnormal state of a physical condition caused in a driver of the subject vehicle, and grasp a travel control mode in which the automated driving function is in operation, the travel control mode being included in a plurality of traveling control modes included in autonomous travel control without obligation for the driver to monitor surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20240083308
    Abstract: A seat control device is for a subject vehicle equipped with a driver monitor. The driver monitor is configured to monitor a driver's state. The seat control device is configured to control a state of a driver's seat on which a driver is to be seated. The seat control device includes a control grasping unit and a reclining control unit. The control grasping unit is configured to grasp whether the subject vehicle travels under an automated driving control that does not oblige the driver to monitor surroundings. The reclining control unit is configured to, when the subject vehicle travels under the automated driving control, control a reclining state of the driver's seat, such that the driver is included in a detection range of the driver monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20240075963
    Abstract: An automated driving control apparatus that enables traveling of a subject vehicle using an automated driving function is configured to grasp whether a driver of the subject vehicle grips a steering wheel, permit a transition from a driving assistance control with obligation for the driver to grip the steering wheel to an autonomous travel control, and cause a start notification to be issued to the driver. A hands-on notification that prompts the driver to grip the steering wheel is issued when it is grasped that the driver stops gripping the steering wheel during a period after at least one of transition conditions is satisfied and before the start notification is issued.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Patent number: 11904881
    Abstract: An HMI control device is configured to control an HMI device mounted in a vehicle, which is capable of performing an autonomous driving as a first task. The HMI control device is configured to: acquire a possible duration for the autonomous driving; and present, by the HMI device, a second task that an occupant on a driver's seat is able to start executing during the autonomous driving based on the possible duration acquired by the time acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Ota, Asako Nagata, Takeshi Yamamoto, Shizuka Yokoyama, Takuya Kume, Kazuki Kojima
  • Publication number: 20240043031
    Abstract: An HCU, which controls information presentation to a driver of a vehicle with autonomous driving function, is configured to: determine a switch between a monitoring unnecessary state and a monitoring necessary state, the monitoring unnecessary state being a state in which stoppage of periphery monitoring by the driver during execution of the autonomous driving being permitted, the monitoring necessary state being a state in which the stoppage of the periphery monitoring by the driver during execution of the autonomous driving being prohibited; determine whether stoppage of steering wheel grip by the driver is permittable in the monitoring necessary state; and permit, when the monitoring unnecessary state is switched to the monitoring necessary state in which the stoppage of steering wheel grip is permittable, the stoppage of steering wheel grip in the monitoring necessary state after executing a grip request, which requests the driver to grip the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Kahori OKADA, Kazuki IZUMI, Shiori MANEYAMA, Akihiro HAYASHI, Takuya KUME
  • Publication number: 20240042928
    Abstract: By a vehicle notification control device or a vehicle notification control method, an automated driving-related state is identified, a vehicle exterior notification device is controlled for performing vehicle exterior notification that is notification of information related to the automated driving toward an outside of the vehicle; and an execution timing of the vehicle exterior notification is changed according to the identified automated driving-related state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Shota NOJIRI, Shiori MANEYAMA, Kazuki IZUMI, Takuya KUME
  • Publication number: 20240042926
    Abstract: By a vehicle control notification device or a vehicle control notification method, an automated driving-related state of a vehicle is identified, a vehicle exterior notification device is controlled for performing vehicle exterior notification that is notification of information related to the automated driving toward an outside of the vehicle, and a type of the vehicle exterior notification is changed according to the identified automated driving-related state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Shota NOJIRI, Shiori MANEYAMA, Kazuki IZUMI, Takuya KUME
  • Publication number: 20240042927
    Abstract: By a vehicle notification control device or a vehicle notification control method, an automated driving-related state is identified, and a vehicle exterior display is controlled. The vehicle exterior display performs, by display, vehicle exterior notification that is notification of information related to the automated driving toward an outside of a vehicle. The display of the automated driving vehicle exterior notification is changed to cause the display to become difficult to be seen, or the automated driving vehicle exterior notification is performed during the automated driving and a brightness of the caused vehicle exterior notification is lower than a brightness at a lighting time of the specific indicator lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Shota NOJIRI, Shiori MANEYAMA, Kazuki IZUMI, Takuya KUME
  • Publication number: 20240034345
    Abstract: By an automated driving control device, a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing automated driving control program, a presentation control device, or a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing presentation control program, at least one of a switching of a traveling control state of a subject vehicle among a driving assistance control and an autonomous traveling control, notification of a shift of the traveling control state, change of a setting of a vehicle-to-vehicle distance, or notification of the change is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20240034363
    Abstract: By an automated driving control device or a computer-readable storage medium storing an automated driving control program configured to enable traveling of a subject vehicle by an automated driving function, a front vehicle and a rear vehicle that travel in a lane same as a subject vehicle lane where the subject vehicle travels are recognized, and a start of an autonomous traveling control without a periphery monitoring obligation by a driver of the subject vehicle is permitted or determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20240017736
    Abstract: A vehicle control device is for a vehicle. The vehicle has a user-involvement mode and an automated driving mode as driving modes. The user-involvement mode is a driving mode in which a user sitting in a driver's seat is required to monitor a front of the vehicle. The automated driving mode being a driving mode in which the user is not required to monitor the front of the vehicle. A processor acquires information of a current driving mode, and acquires a residual amount of energy for driving. The processor may perform a notification related to a decrease in the residual amount of energy based on a fact that the residual amount of energy becomes equal to or less than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20240010216
    Abstract: By an automate driving control device, a presentation control device, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing an automated driving control device or a presentation control program, an offset control is executed and the execution is limited or, whether to execute the offset control is recognized and notification related to the offset control is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20230406316
    Abstract: A vehicle is capable of performing automated driving including a lane keep control, which is to automatically perform lane keep of a vehicle, and an offset control, which is to automatically offset a travel position of the vehicle in a width direction of the vehicle by increasing a distance from an other vehicle, which travels side-by-side with the vehicle. A control device for the vehicle includes a lane change control unit and an adjusting unit. The lane change control unit is configured to automatically perform lane change. The adjusting unit is configured to, when the lane change control unit performs the lane change during the lane keep control and the offset control, finish the offset control and move the vehicle to a center of a travel lane of the vehicle, and subsequently cause the lane change control unit to perform the lane change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20230399013
    Abstract: A vehicle control device usable in a vehicle that is configured to switch an automatic driving level. The vehicle control device includes: a vehicle speed adjuster configured to adjust a speed of the vehicle at a set vehicle speed; and a suppressor configured to change an upper limit of acceleration of the vehicle according to a level of automatic driving of the vehicle. When the vehicle speed adjustment by the vehicle speed adjuster requires acceleration of the vehicle during a level 3 automatic driving, the suppressor lowers the upper limit of acceleration than the upper limit during a level 2 automatic driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20230373530
    Abstract: A vehicle control technique is used for execution of an automated driving of a vehicle. The automated driving is a control for autonomously driving the vehicle based on an output signal of an outside-monitoring sensor. In the vehicle control technique, it is predicted whether a detection capability of the outside-monitoring sensor falls below a required level within a prediction time period from a current time based on a history of the output signal of the outside-monitoring sensor or dynamic map data related to a road section through which the vehicle is scheduled to pass. The required level corresponds to a performance quality of the outside-monitoring sensor required to continue the automated driving. A predetermined temporary control is started during the automated driving based on a fact that the detection capability is predicted to fall below the required level within the prediction time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20230373309
    Abstract: A display control device for controlling display of a peripheral image indicating a traveling environment of a host vehicle based on information acquired by a sensor recognizes the traveling environment. The display control device includes an information acquisition unit and a display control unit. The information acquisition unit acquires at least type information indicating a type of a road and shape information indicating a lane shape of the road as road information related to the road around the host vehicle. The display control unit draws line images reproducing the road in the peripheral image based on the shape information. The display control unit changes a number of the line images drawn in the peripheral image based on the type information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20230356746
    Abstract: A presentation control device is for a vehicle having an automated driving function capable of performing automated driving without driver's obligation to monitor surroundings. The presentation control device controls presentation of information related to the automated driving. The presentation control device includes a state grasping unit and a state notification unit. The state grasping unit grasps an execution pattern state selected from among execution patterns in the automated driving function. The execution patterns are included in the automated driving without the driver's obligation to monitor the surroundings. The state notification unit notifies a change of the execution pattern state when the execution pattern state changes while the automated driving without the driver's obligation to monitor the surroundings is continued. The state notification unit notifies a schedule of the change of the execution pattern state in advance before notifying the change of the execution pattern state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20230311950
    Abstract: By an automated driving control device or a computer-readable non-transitory storage medium storing an automated driving control program capable of performing eyes-off automated driving without periphery monitoring obligation by a driver, a traffic congestion state is recognized, a start of the eyes-off automated driving is permitted or is not permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20230286509
    Abstract: A human machine interface (HMI) control apparatus configured to control an HMI apparatus mounted on a host vehicle, is configured to acquire lane information including a presence state of an adjacent lane adjacent to a currently traveling lane of the host vehicle; and present, using the HMI apparatus, automation related information based on the acquired lane information. The automation related information corresponds to a driving automation level that is executable or a driver requirement that is required to be executed by a driver, regarding the adjacent lane or a lane change from the currently traveling lane to the adjacent lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Takuya KUME, Kazuki IZUMI