Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Kuriyama

Tomoyuki Kuriyama 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: 11935401
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a communication unit configured to communicate with a plurality of autonomous driving vehicles configured to perform autonomous traveling, and a processor. The processor is configured to, when an abnormality occurs in or around at least one first autonomous driving vehicle among the plurality of autonomous driving vehicles, determine a travel instruction for controlling traveling of the first autonomous driving vehicle, transmit the travel instruction to the first autonomous driving vehicle via the communication unit, set a priority representing the degree of the priority in which an instruction operator is notified of the travel instruction in the order determined according to the content of the abnormality, notify any one of at least one instruction terminal of the determined travel instruction in the order of highest priority, and receive a result of checking the determined travel instruction from the instruction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Sakai, Makoto Kawaharada, Akihide Tachibana, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11912220
    Abstract: A vehicle is configured to transport a passenger through autonomous travel. The vehicle includes an in-vehicle camera configured to image the passenger to generate an image, a camera controller configured to control the in-vehicle camera, and a passenger information detection unit configured to detect information about the passenger. The passenger information detection unit measures the number of passengers and the camera controller stops an operation of the in-vehicle camera in a case where the number of passengers is one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Sakai, Makoto Kawaharada, Akihide Tachibana, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20240054582
    Abstract: The information display device displays mobility information including a link capable of reserving mobility necessary for traveling between route information while displaying route information regarding a traveling route including a plurality of points at a tourist site, so that the user can make a mobility reservation while confirming the route information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Hinata Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11890986
    Abstract: A notification device provided in a vehicle including an autonomous driving system which causes the vehicle to travel by autonomous driving and to evacuate the vehicle when a failure occurs, includes a display unit configured to display information toward an outside of the vehicle, and a display controller configured to control the display unit. The display controller causes the display unit to be turned on or flicker when a failure occurs and changes a display of the display unit in at least one of a time when an evacuation starts and a time when an evacuation is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20240037679
    Abstract: The tourism support device includes a reception unit that receives a selection of an area by a user and a destination in the area, a display unit that displays an icon for receiving a selection of a purpose including a map of the area and a movement unit, a control unit that performs control to superimpose a marker on the map at a position where the purpose can be achieved in accordance with the selected purpose, and a presentation unit that presents the movement unit and the tourist spot recommended in the area in accordance with the destination when the purpose related to the movement unit is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JODOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Hinata ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230417562
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising a controller comprising at least one processor configured to perform: acquiring a request that a first vehicle join up with a different vehicle; determining on the basis of a piece of route information indicating a travel route for the first vehicle and current locations of a plurality of vehicles different from the first vehicle, a joining cost related to joining up with the first vehicle for each of the plurality of vehicles; determining a second vehicle that is to join up with the first vehicle and a joining point such that the joining cost satisfies a prescribed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke KANEKO, Junya MASUI, Yui NAKAMURA, Ai FUJIMURA, Keisuke TSUJIMOTO, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA
  • Patent number: 11796329
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising a controller comprising at least one processor configured to perform: acquiring a request that a first vehicle join up with a different vehicle; determining, on the basis of a piece of route information indicating a travel route for the first vehicle and current locations of a plurality of vehicles different from the first vehicle, a joining cost related to joining up with the first vehicle for each of the plurality of vehicles; determining a second vehicle that is to join up with the first vehicle and a joining point such that the joining cost satisfies a prescribed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Kaneko, Junya Masui, Yui Nakamura, Ai Fujimura, Keisuke Tsujimoto, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11760389
    Abstract: A vehicle controller device including: a communication section configured to perform communication between an operation device external to a vehicle and another vehicle; a memory; and a processor that is coupled to the memory, the processor being configured to: acquire peripheral information regarding a periphery of the vehicle from a peripheral information detection section, generate a travel plan for the vehicle based on the peripheral information of the vehicle, acquire operation information to operate the vehicle from the operation device, control autonomous driving in which the vehicle travels based on the generated travel plan and also control remote driving in which the vehicle travels based on the acquired operation information, acquire peripheral information from the other vehicle in a case in which the processor is unable to acquire peripheral information, and hand over operation authority to the operation device when peripheral information is being acquired by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Matsushita, Atsushi Hanawa, Yasuki Nakagawa, Yusuke Yokota, Tomoyuki Kuriyama, Tae Sugimura
  • Patent number: 11741835
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises a control unit configured to: acquire information about a predetermined travel route of a vehicle that travels with a plurality of users on board; acquire a current position of the vehicle; compare the current position of the vehicle and the predetermined travel route against each other, and perform determination as to whether the vehicle is traveling along the predetermined travel route or not; and issue a notification to a predetermined device, in a case where a deviation of the vehicle from the predetermined travel route is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Kaneko, Junya Masui, Yui Nakamura, Ai Fujimura, Keisuke Tsujimoto, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11733708
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system that performs a traveling of an autonomous driving vehicle based on a remote instruction by a remote commander includes: a vehicle position acquisition unit configured to acquire a position of the autonomous driving vehicle on the map; an external environment recognition unit configured to recognize an external environment of the autonomous driving vehicle; a remote instruction location situation recognition unit configured to recognize a remote instruction location situation on a target route of the autonomous driving vehicle set in advance based on the target route, the position of the autonomous driving vehicle on the map, and map information; and a remote instruction request determination unit configured to determine whether or not to request the remote commander for the remote instruction with regard to the remote instruction location situation, based on the external environment of the autonomous driving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taichi Kawanai, Kazuhiko Kamikado, Hideyuki Matsui, Hayato Ito, Nobuhide Kamata, Tomoyuki Kuriyama, Yasuhiro Kobatake
  • Patent number: 11708041
    Abstract: A vehicle is configured to transport a passenger through autonomous travel. The vehicle includes an in-vehicle camera configured to image the passenger to generate an image, a camera controller configured to control the in-vehicle camera, and a passenger information detection unit configured to detect information about the passenger. The passenger information detection unit measures the number of passengers and the camera controller stops an operation of the in-vehicle camera in a case where the number of passengers is one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Sakai, Makoto Kawaharada, Akihide Tachibana, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11703876
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system acquires information concerning a vehicle density in an adjacent lane that is adjacent to a lane on which an own vehicle is traveling, when the own vehicle travels on a road having a plurality of lanes. The autonomous driving system selects the adjacent lane as an own vehicle travel lane, when the vehicle density in the adjacent lane that is calculated from the acquired information is lower than a threshold density that is determined in accordance with relations between the own vehicle and surrounding vehicles. The autonomous driving system performs lane change to the adjacent lane autonomously, or propose lane change to the adjacent lane to a driver, when the adjacent lane is selected as the own vehicle travel lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta Hashimoto, Yoshinori Watanabe, Kenichiro Aoki, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20230191987
    Abstract: A notification device provided in a vehicle including an autonomous driving system which causes the vehicle to travel by autonomous driving and to evacuate the vehicle when a failure occurs, includes a display unit configured to display information toward an outside of the vehicle, and a display controller configured to control the display unit. The display controller causes the display unit to be turned on or flicker when a failure occurs and changes a display of the display unit in at least one of a time when an evacuation starts and a time when an evacuation is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11667236
    Abstract: A notification device provided in a vehicle including an autonomous driving system which causes the vehicle to travel by autonomous driving and to evacuate the vehicle when a failure occurs, includes a display unit configured to display information toward an outside of the vehicle, and a display controller configured to control the display unit. The display controller causes the display unit to be turned on or flicker when a failure occurs and changes a display of the display unit in at least one of a time when an evacuation starts and a time when an evacuation is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11651630
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a failure detection unit configured to detect a failure of a vehicle, and a vehicle controller configured to control the vehicle. The vehicle controller changes the control of the vehicle depending on a failure level when the failure detection unit detects a failure of an on-vehicle component other than the vehicle control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiji Yamashita, Koichi Ikemoto, Koji Taguchi, Shin Sakurada, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11634164
    Abstract: An operation selection device includes a memory and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuki Nakagawa, Atsushi Hanawa, Makoto Matsushita, Yusuke Yokota, Tomoyuki Kuriyama, Tae Sugimura
  • Publication number: 20230121464
    Abstract: A vehicle is configured to transport a passenger through autonomous travel. The vehicle includes an in-vehicle camera configured to image the passenger to generate an image, a camera controller configured to control the in-vehicle camera, and a passenger information detection unit configured to detect information about the passenger. The passenger information detection unit measures the number of passengers and the camera controller stops an operation of the in-vehicle camera in a case where the number of passengers is one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Sakai, Makoto Kawaharada, Akihide Tachibana, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11628766
    Abstract: A notification device includes: a notification-sound output portion provided in a vehicle and configured to output a notification sound toward the outside of the vehicle; a notification display portion provided in the vehicle and configured to output a notification display toward the outside of the vehicle; a notification controlling portion configured to control the notification sound of the notification-sound output portion and the notification display of the notification display portion; and a stop-state determination portion configured to determine whether the vehicle during the automatic driving enters a stop state or not. When the stop-state determination portion determines that the vehicle during the automatic driving enters the stop state, the notification controlling portion outputs a stop-time notification sound as the notification sound by the notification-sound output portion and outputs a stop-time notification display as the notification display by the notification display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20230115658
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system acquires information concerning a vehicle density in an adjacent lane that is adjacent to a lane on which an own vehicle is traveling, when the own vehicle travels on a road having a plurality of lanes. The autonomous driving system selects the adjacent lane as an own vehicle travel lane, when the vehicle density in the adjacent lane that is calculated from the acquired information is lower than a threshold density that is determined in accordance with relations between the own vehicle and surrounding vehicles. The autonomous driving system performs lane change to the adjacent lane autonomously, or propose lane change to the adjacent lane to a driver, when the adjacent lane is selected as the own vehicle travel lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta Hashimoto, Yoshinori Watanabe, Kenichiro Aoki, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20230106791
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle includes: a signal information acquisition unit that acquires signal information about at least one traffic light, from a server having signal information about a plurality of traffic lights provided at a plurality of intersections; and a vehicle control unit that controls the vehicle, based on the signal information acquired by the signal information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kawaharada, Katsuhiro Sakai, Akihide Tachibana, Tomoyuki Kuriyama