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).

  • Publication number: 20210086614
    Abstract: A vehicular pedal device includes a stroke characteristic control unit that controls a stroke characteristic of the vehicular pedal with respect to a pedaling force of a driver. the stroke characteristic control unit changes the stroke characteristic of the vehicular pedal to a stepped stroke characteristic when the vehicle is under automatic speed control, and the stepped stroke characteristic has a stepping force step corresponding to an override stroke position at which override of automatic speed control is started by operation of the vehicular pedal by the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Fuwamoto, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 10943472
    Abstract: A notification device provided in a vehicle and configured to notify pedestrians of information includes a recognition unit configured to recognize, based on a result of detection performed by an external sensor, a plurality of pedestrians, a notification unit configured to perform notification about the information with respect to an outside of the vehicle, and a notification controller configured to generate the information, about which the notification unit performs notification, for each pedestrian in response to recognizing the plurality of pedestrians by the recognition unit and to cause the notification unit to perform notification about the generated information for each pedestrian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20210055741
    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: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Taichi KAWANAI, Kazuhiko KAMIKADO, Hideyuki MATSUI, Hayato ITO, Nobuhide KAMATA, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Yasuhiro KOBATAKE
  • Publication number: 20210039552
    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: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20210039680
    Abstract: A driving handover control device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. In a case in which driving is handed over from a first state in which a vehicle is traveling by remote driving by a first driver from outside the vehicle or by occupant driving by the first driver in the vehicle, to a second state in which the vehicle travels by the remote driving or the occupant driving by a second driver who is different from the first driver, the processor is configured to cause transition from the first state to a third state in which the vehicle is caused to travel by automatic driving, and then cause transition from the third state to the second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki KINDO, Yuji SUZUKI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Tomoaki MIYAZAWA, Shunsuke TANIMORI, Kuniaki JINNAI, Kohta TARAO, Yoshihiro MAEKAWA, Hiroki AWANO, Tae SUGIMURA, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Yusuke YOKOTA, Makoto MATSUSHITA, Yasuki NAKAGAWA, Atsushi HANAWA
  • Publication number: 20210031808
    Abstract: An operation selection device includes a memory and a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuki NAKAGAWA, Atsushi HANAWA, Makoto MATSUSHITA, Yusuke YOKOTA, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Tae SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210016795
    Abstract: A vehicle controller device includes a processor. The processor is configured to control autonomous driving in which the vehicle travels based on a travel plan, and to control remote driving in which the vehicle travels based on operation information received by a communication section. The processor is further configured to output information relating to a driving state corresponding to manual driving by operation by an occupant of the vehicle, autonomous driving, or remote driving, and information relating to a transitional state corresponding to a transition from one driving state to another driving state, to a notification unit configured to perform notification of the driving state and the transitional state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto MATSUSHITA, Atsushi HANAWA, Yasuki NAKAGAWA, Yusuke YOKOTA, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Tae SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210016796
    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: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto MATSUSHITA, Atsushi HANAWA, Yasuki NAKAGAWA, Yusuke YOKOTA, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Tae SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210016800
    Abstract: A vehicle controller device includes a first processor. The first processor is configured to acquire biometric information of an occupant, in cases in which the compromised state is determined to have arisen, to communicate check-up information to check the well-being of the occupant using a report device provided inside the vehicle, to receive a response from the occupant whose well-being is being checked, to notify switchover information to an operation device in order to switch the vehicle from manual driving to remote driving in which the vehicle travels based on operation information in cases in which the response has not been received, and to perform the remote driving in cases in which the switchover information has been received by the operation device and operation-ready information indicating that the remote driving is possible has subsequently been received from the operation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi HANAWA, Yasuki NAKAGAWA, Makoto MATSUSHITA, Yusuke YOKOTA, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Tae SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210016801
    Abstract: vehicle controller device including: a communication section that is configured to communicate with an operation device external to a vehicle and with another vehicle; a processor being configured to: acquire peripheral information regarding a periphery of the vehicle; generate a travel plan for the vehicle based on the peripheral information of the vehicle; hand over operation authority to the operation device in a case in which a priority vehicle capable of taking priority over the vehicle when traveling on a road approaches the vehicle; acquire remote operation information to operate the vehicle, from the operation device to which operation authority has been handed over; 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 remote operation information; and output other-vehicle operation information to operate the other vehicle during remote driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuki NAKAGAWA, Atsushi HANAWA, Makoto MATSUSHITA, Yusuke YOKOTA, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Tae SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210016797
    Abstract: An operation device including: an operation section configured to receive operation by a remote operator conferred with operation authority to operate a vehicle capable of autonomous driving; a communication section configured to transmit, to the vehicle, operation information for remote driving based on the operation received by the operation section; a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, the processor being configured to: acquire biometric information regarding the remote operator, determine whether or not a compromised state, in which operation of the vehicle by the remote operator is compromised, has arisen based on the acquired biometric information, and transfer operation authority of the vehicle to another remote operator in a case in which the compromised state has been determined to have arisen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke YOKOTA, Atsushi HANAWA, Yasuki NAKAGAWA, Makoto MATSUSHITA, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Tae SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210018913
    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: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi HANAWA, Yasuki NAKAGAWA, Makoto MATSUSHITA, Yusuke YOKOTA, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Tae SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210016799
    Abstract: A vehicle controller device including: a communication section configured to receive operation information to operate a vehicle from an operation device located externally to the vehicle; a first memory; and a first processor, the first 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; 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 received operation information; predict that a compromised state in which autonomous driving of the vehicle becomes compromised will arise based on environmental information including meteorological information received by the communication section; and notify the operation device of the compromised state in a case in which the compromised state has been predicted to arise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto MATSUSHITA, Atsushi HANAWA, Yasuki NAKAGAWA, Yusuke YOKOTA, Tomoyuki KURIYAMA, Tae SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210009034
    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: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 10828927
    Abstract: A file includes a cover body and a pocket body attached to the cover body. The cover body includes a front cover section, a spine section, and a back cover section. The front cover section and the back cover section are rotatable relative to each other about the spine section via a hinge part so as to face each other. The pocket body includes a storage part arranged to extend from the front cover section to the back cover section and allowing storage of an item to be stored. A fixed part is provided on an external side of the storage part in a plan view and fixed to the cover body. The pocket body is bendable together with the cover body while the stored item is in the pocket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KING JIM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 10821891
    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: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 10814664
    Abstract: A file includes a cover body and a pocket body attached to the cover body. The cover body includes a front cover section, a spine section, and a back cover section. The front cover section and the back cover section are rotatable relative to each other about the spine section via a hinge part so as to face each other. The pocket body includes a storage part arranged to extend from the front cover section to the back cover section and allowing storage of an item to be stored. A held part is provided on an external side of the storage part in a plan view. The front cover section further includes a holding member for holding the held part movably. The pocket body is bendable together with the cover body while the stored item is in the pocket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KING JIM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20200241547
    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: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ryuta Hashimoto, Yoshinori Watanabe, Kenichiro Aoki, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20200231087
    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: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20200223439
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: a stop position determination portion configured to determine a stop position at which a vehicle is stopped for a user to get in the vehicle or get off the vehicle so that a space for the user to get in or get off the vehicle is secured around a door of the vehicle, the door being used by (he user when the user gets in or gets off the vehicle; and a driving controlling portion configured to perform an automatic driving control on the vehicle so that the vehicle stops at the stop position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Sakai, Makoto Kawaharada, Akihide Tachibana, Tomoyuki Kuriyama