Patents by Inventor Yasuki Nakagawa

Yasuki Nakagawa 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: 20210158280
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller that acquires delivery information including information concerning one or more packages transported by a vehicle or a recipient of the one or more packages, and selects, based on the delivery information, one or more service units to be loaded on the vehicle from among a plurality of service units having different capabilities that provides a service associated with the one or more packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20210150655
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire package information, which is information on a size of one or more packages to be transported, select, based on the package information, a storage apparatus to be loaded on a vehicle from among a plurality of storage apparatuses having different characteristics that is capable of containing the one or more packages in a plurality of compartments that is capable of being independently locked, and generate a command to load the selected storage apparatus on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20210146795
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus controls a vehicle having a service power supply used to provide a service and a driving power supply used for traveling. The information processing apparatus has a storage unit configured to store service-related information concerning the service provided by the vehicle, and a controller configured to select any of a first mode, in which the service power supply and the driving power supply are independently used, and a second mode, in which the service power supply and the driving power supply are shared, based on the service-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20210139094
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises a controller configured to determine a combination of two or more units having different functions to be loaded on a vehicle platform, and generate a command to assemble a vehicle used for a predetermined application from the determined units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 6048288
    Abstract: In an economy running mode, auxiliary machines are operated by a motor generator in a state where the engine is stopped so as to reduce electric power consumption. The motor generator, the engine and the auxiliary machines are connected through pulleys and belts. Moreover, a clutch is provided for switching enabling/disabling of power transmission between the motor generator and the engine. A battery is connected to the motor generator through an inverter. When the engine is stopped, the clutch is disengaged and the auxiliary machines are operated by the motor generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsujii, Hatsuo Nakao, Shuji Nagano, Kojiro Kuramochi, Yasuki Nakagawa