Patents by Inventor Wataru Ike

Wataru Ike 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: 20240157960
    Abstract: An alert apparatus starts alerting a driver of a host vehicle, when an oncoming vehicle, that is an other vehicle traveling in an oncoming lane with respect to a traveling lane in which the host vehicle is traveling so as to approach the host vehicle and that is predicted to pass through on a specific direction side with respect to a current position of the host vehicle, is present, a turn signal indicator of the host vehicle corresponding to the specific direction side is being operated, and it is likely that the host vehicle starts turning to the specific direction side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mafune KAKESHITA, Chen XI, Kohei MOROTOMI, Yuto SHIMBO, Tasuku USUI, Kenichi SHIMIZU, Wataru IKE, Tsunekazu YASOSHIMA
  • Patent number: 11932265
    Abstract: A driving assistance system for a vehicle that includes a target sensor, an operation amount sensor, a speed sensor, and an electronic control unit configured to perform pre-collision control when a predetermined control start condition is satisfied. Also, the pre-collision control is not performed, even when the predetermined control start condition is satisfied, when a permission condition has not been established by a point in time at which the predetermined control start condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru Ike, Yuma Hoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11919533
    Abstract: An alert apparatus starts alerting a driver of a host vehicle, when an oncoming vehicle, that is an other vehicle traveling in an oncoming lane with respect to a traveling lane in which the host vehicle is traveling so as to approach the host vehicle and that is predicted to pass through on a specific direction side with respect to a current position of the host vehicle, is present, a turn signal indicator of the host vehicle corresponding to the specific direction side is being operated, and it is likely that the host vehicle starts turning to the specific direction side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mafune Kakeshita, Chen Xi, Kohei Morotomi, Yuto Shimbo, Tasuku Usui, Kenichi Shimizu, Wataru Ike, Tsunekazu Yasoshima
  • Patent number: 11731621
    Abstract: When a collision avoidance target is a pedestrian or a bicycle, a driving assistance ECU performs automatic braking control. In this case, accelerator override cannot be performed. When the collision avoidance target is an automobile and when an accelerator operation amount is equal to or larger than a first operation amount threshold, the driving assistance ECU prohibits the automatic braking control. In this case, the accelerator override can be performed. When the accelerator operation amount is smaller than the first operation amount threshold, the driving assistance ECU performs the automatic braking control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru Ike, Yuma Hoshikawa, Ryota Murakami, Yuto Shimbo
  • Patent number: 11518375
    Abstract: When a driving assist ECU determines that a mistaken pedal operation has occurred, it starts an automatic brake control, and thereafter, ends the automatic brake control when a steering operation rate ? is greater than a threshold ?f (?>?f). Whereas, when the ECU determines that the mistaken pedal operation has not occurred, it performs a steering override control and does not perform the automatic brake control, when a steering operation amount ? is greater than a threshold ?e or when the steering operation rate ? is greater than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru Ike, Yuma Hoshikawa, Ryota Murakami, Yuto Shimbo
  • Publication number: 20220274591
    Abstract: When a collision avoidance target is a pedestrian or a bicycle, a driving assistance ECU performs automatic braking control. In this case, accelerator override cannot be performed. When the collision avoidance target is an automobile and when an accelerator operation amount is equal to or larger than a first operation amount threshold, the driving assistance ECU prohibits the automatic braking control. In this case, the accelerator override can be performed. When the accelerator operation amount is smaller than the first operation amount threshold, the driving assistance ECU performs the automatic braking control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru IKE, Yuma Hoshikawa, Ryota Murakami, Yuto Shimbo
  • Patent number: 11370421
    Abstract: When a collision avoidance target is a pedestrian or a bicycle, a driving assistance ECU performs automatic braking control. In this case, accelerator override cannot be performed. When the collision avoidance target is an automobile and when an accelerator operation amount is equal to or larger than a first operation amount threshold, the driving assistance ECU prohibits the automatic braking control. In this case, the accelerator override can be performed. When the accelerator operation amount is smaller than the first operation amount threshold, the driving assistance ECU performs the automatic braking control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KATSHA
    Inventors: Wataru Ike, Yuma Hoshikawa, Ryota Murakami, Yuto Shimbo
  • Patent number: 11370432
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes an electric control unit that performs a preceding vehicle trailing control which makes an own vehicle trail a preceding vehicle as an adaptive cruise control, and performs a first brake control which automatically applies a first braking control to the own vehicle when a time-to-collision to a target object is less than a first threshold. In a case where a performing condition for the first brake control has been determined to be satisfied during a performance of the adaptive cruise control, the electric control unit continues performing the adaptive cruise control without performing the first brake control when a deceleration control by the adaptive cruise control is being performed, whereas stops performing the adaptive cruise control when the deceleration control by the adaptive cruise control is not being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Fukaya, Wataru Ike, Kazuki Nemoto, Yuta Takashina, Yuzo Kaneshige, Jun Tsuchida, Yumi Shimanaka, Masayasu Tanase
  • Patent number: 11338799
    Abstract: A driving support apparatus (10) executes collision prevention control for avoiding collision with the object when a possibility of a vehicle (VA) colliding with an object based on object information (e.g., distance, direction, and relative speed) acquired by a millimeter wave radar device (21) and a camera device (22) is high. Further, the driving support apparatus does not execute the collision prevention control when an accelerator pedal operation amount is equal to or larger than a stop threshold value. However, the driving support apparatus executes the collision prevention control even when the accelerator pedal operation amount is equal to or larger than the stop threshold value within a specific period of from a start point at which a predetermined erroneous operation condition is satisfied, to an end point, which is a time point after a predetermined consideration period has elapsed since the erroneous operation condition has no longer been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Wataru Ike
  • Publication number: 20220080984
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes: a target sensor; an operation amount sensor; a speed sensor; and an electronic control unit configured to perform pre-collision control when a predetermined control start condition is satisfied, and not to perform, even when the predetermined control start condition is satisfied, the pre-collision control when a permission condition has not been established by a point in time at which the predetermined control start condition is satisfied, the permission condition being that the accelerating operation amount is equal to or larger than a first operation amount threshold value and the vehicle speed is equal to or less than a speed threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru IKE, Yuma HOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220073090
    Abstract: An alert apparatus starts alerting a driver of a host vehicle, when an oncoming vehicle, that is an other vehicle traveling in an oncoming lane with respect to a traveling lane in which the host vehicle is traveling so as to approach the host vehicle and that is predicted to pass through on a specific direction side with respect to a current position of the host vehicle, is present, a turn signal indicator of the host vehicle corresponding to the specific direction side is being operated, and it is likely that the host vehicle starts turning to the specific direction side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mafune Kakeshita, Chen Xi, Kohei Morotomi, Yuto Shimbo, Tasuku Usui, Kenichi Shimizu, Wataru Ike, Tsunekazu Yasoshima
  • Patent number: 11214267
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes a target sensor; an operation amount sensor; a speed sensor; and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to perform pre-collision control when a predetermined control start condition is satisfied, and not to perform, even when the predetermined control start condition is satisfied, the pre-collision control when a permission condition has not been established by a point in time at which the predetermined control start condition is satisfied. The permission condition is that the accelerating operation amount is equal to or larger than a first operation amount threshold value and the vehicle speed is equal to or less than a speed threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru Ike, Yuma Hoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20210155232
    Abstract: When a driving assist ECU determines that a mistaken pedal operation has occurred, it starts an automatic brake control, and thereafter, ends the automatic brake control when a steering operation rate ? is greater than a threshold ?f (?>?f). Whereas, when the ECU determines that the mistaken pedal operation has not occurred, it performs a steering override control and does not perform the automatic brake control, when a steering operation amount ? is greater than a threshold ?e or when the steering operation rate ? is greater than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru IKE, Yuma HOSHIKAWA, Ryota MURAKAMI, Yuto SHIMBO
  • Patent number: 11014554
    Abstract: In a vehicle control apparatus, an object recognizing block recognizes an object which is present around a vehicle. In cases where there is a possibility that the vehicle will collide with an object recognized by the object recognizing block, the apparatus performs automatic braking control which brakes the vehicle. If the driver depresses the accelerator pedal in a predetermined depressing state, a braking controlling block cancels the automatic braking control. When an operation determining block determines that there is a driver's predetermined shift-lever position change, with which the driver's predetermined shift-lever position change is carried out during a driver's accelerator pedal depressing operation, the braking controlling block responds to a driver's accelerator depressing operation by not cancelling the automatic braking control or by making cancellation of the automatic braking control more difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Ito, Toru Takahashi, Wataru Ike
  • Publication number: 20210061268
    Abstract: When a collision avoidance target is a pedestrian or a bicycle, a driving assistance ECU performs automatic braking control. In this case, accelerator override cannot be performed. When the collision avoidance target is an automobile and when an accelerator operation amount is equal to or larger than a first operation amount threshold, the driving assistance ECU prohibits the automatic braking control. In this case, the accelerator override can be performed. When the accelerator operation amount is smaller than the first operation amount threshold, the driving assistance ECU performs the automatic braking control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru IKE, Yuma HOSHIKAWA, Ryota MURAKAMI, Yuto SHIMBO
  • Patent number: 10906515
    Abstract: In a collision avoidance control device for a vehicle according to an embodiment, for example, when receiving a brake request from a driver while a brake device is given an operational instruction corresponding to a third deceleration, a brake controller controls at least the brake device to decelerate the vehicle at a deceleration calculated by adding the third deceleration and a fourth deceleration corresponding to the brake request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakagawa, Yosuke Ohmori, Wataru Ike
  • Patent number: 10850717
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus determines, based on an instantaneous indicator which is an instantaneous value of a parameter regarding steering of the own vehicle, whether a driver has started a collision avoidance operation for avoiding a collision between a target and the own vehicle. When it is determined that the collision avoidance operation has been started, a support start timing for starting driving assistance for avoiding the collision between the target and the own vehicle or reducing collision damage is set to be a timing later than when the collision avoidance operation has not been started. The support start timing during a collision avoidance time period which is a time period until a predetermined set time has elapsed after it is determined that the collision avoidance operation has been started is set based on a time-dependent indicator for steering indicated by the instantaneous indicator at timings during the collision avoidance time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Ito, Toru Takahashi, Masayasu Tanase, Wataru Ike
  • Patent number: 10854081
    Abstract: A driving assistance device sets, in front of an own vehicle, an actuation region that is a region sandwiched by boundary lines, positioned at left and right, respectively. In a case where a target existing around the own vehicle has entered the actuation region, the device performs driving assistance for avoiding collision with the target or mitigating collision damage. The device, when setting the actuation region, in a case where the own vehicle is in a turning state, changes a lateral position of a boundary line in an outside in a turning direction of the own vehicle, of the left and right boundary lines of the actuation region, to a position closer to the own vehicle according to turning information. For a boundary line in an inside in a turning direction of the own vehicle, the device does not change a lateral position according to the turning information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Tamura, Yosuke Ito, Toru Takahashi, Masayasu Tanase, Wataru Ike
  • Patent number: 10850730
    Abstract: A crossing determination apparatus includes: an object detection unit which detects an object moving in a direction perpendicular to a traveling path of an own vehicle; a crossing speed calculation unit which calculates a crossing speed that is a speed at which the object detected by the objection detection unit is crossing a current traveling path of the own vehicle; a crossing determination unit which, when the crossing speed calculated by the crossing speed calculation unit is higher than a predetermined speed, determines that the object is crossing the traveling path of the own vehicle; and a yaw rate detection unit which detects a yaw rate of the own vehicle. The crossing determination unit corrects the crossing speed of the object or the predetermined speed based on the yaw rate detected by the yaw rate detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Baba, Wataru Ike, Masayuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10829128
    Abstract: A pre-collision control ECU performs a pre-collision control in order to preventing a collision between the own vehicle and the object when a control start condition is satisfied. The ECU acquires a velocity threshold Vsth corresponding to a region in which the own vehicle travels based on information to specify the region. When an allowance condition has been satisfied before a timing at which the control start condition is satisfied, the ECU performs the pre-collision control. When the allowance condition has not been satisfied before the timing, the ECU does not perform the pre-collision control. The allowance condition is a condition that an accelerator operation amount is equal to or greater than an operation amount threshold and a vehicle velocity is equal to or lower than the acquired velocity threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuma Hoshikawa, Wataru Ike