Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Watanabe

Yoshinori Watanabe 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: 20210280157
    Abstract: A vehicle operating system for controlling a control target device by performing a predetermined operation of a driver on a steering wheel of a vehicle, includes: a visual line position calculator for calculating a visual line position of the driver; a display position calculator for calculating a display position on a display arranged on a far side of the steering wheel from the visual line position of the driver using a calculation result of the visual line position calculator and a position coordinate of the steering wheel, the display position not hidden behind the steering wheel; and a display controller for displaying display information indicating a content of the operation on the steering wheel at the display position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Wataru MIZUNO, Kazutomo TSUCHIKAWA, Daisuke SUZUKI, Yoshinori WATANABE, Taiichiro ICHIMARU, Daisuke NAMEKAWA
  • Patent number: 11110794
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus executes braking assist control to decelerate a vehicle by automatic operation of a braking device. When the vehicle control apparatus obtains a deceleration request from a driver during execution of the braking assist control, while a driver request deceleration requested to the braking device by the driver is constant or in an increasing trend, the vehicle control apparatus executes first arithmetic processing to suppress a system request deceleration requested to the braking device by the braking assist control from being decreased by the braking assist control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Yokota, Mitsutaka Tanimoto, Toshihiko Seki, Yoshinori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11116029
    Abstract: A network entity (5) sends, to a mobility management entity (6) or a subscriber server (9), a request message in order to configure the mobility management entity (6) to report a second identifier to be used by a radio access network node (2) for identifying a radio terminal (1). Further, the network entity (5) receives the second identifier from the mobility management entity (6) directly or through the subscriber server (9) and communicates with the radio access network node (2) by using the second identifier. It is thus, for example, possible to allow an MEC server (or an MEC application hosted on the MEC server) and the radio access network (RAN) node to directly exchange therebetween control messages regarding a specific radio terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Iwai, Nobuhiko Itoh, Ling Xu, Kenki Takagi, Toshiyuki Tamura, Tomoaki Hokao, Naoaki Suzuki, Hisashi Futaki, Sadafuku Hayashi, Kazuki Eguchi, Kouichi Kimura, Hiroki Aoki, Hideki Bessho, Yoshinori Watanabe, Tooru Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11022979
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system controls autonomous driving of a vehicle and calculates an interest level of a driver of the vehicle for the autonomous driving. In a driver-oriented mode, the autonomous driving system gives priority to at least one of setting by the driver, will of the driver, and ride quality. In a performance-oriented mode, the autonomous driving system gives priority to at least one of increase in a safety margin, reduction in a time to arrive at a destination, improvement in fuel economy, improvement in motion performance, and reduction in a frequency of notification to the driver. The autonomous driving system controls the autonomous driving in the driver-oriented mode in a case of a normal state, and controls the autonomous driving in the performance-oriented mode in a case of a low interest state where the interest level is lower than the normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta Hashimoto, Yoshinori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11014572
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system mounted on a vehicle includes: a vehicle behavior control device configured to perform vehicle behavior control that controls behavior of the vehicle; and an awareness level calculation device configured to calculate an awareness level of a driver of the vehicle. A low awareness state is a state where the awareness level is lower than a normal state. The vehicle behavior control device performs the vehicle behavior control such that another vehicle around the vehicle predicts or recognizes the behavior of the vehicle more easily in a case of the low awareness state than in a case of the normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta Hashimoto, Yoshinori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210146956
    Abstract: A vehicle traveling control system according to the example in the present disclosure communicates with an automatic operation control system which drafts a traveling plan of the vehicle, and performs an automatic traveling control for automatically running the vehicle along the traveling plan received from the automatic operation control system. The vehicle traveling control system predicts a risk based on information about surrounding environment of the vehicle, and performs, when the risk is predicted, a risk avoidance control to intervene in the automatic traveling control in order to avoid the risk. When the risk avoidance control is executed, the vehicle traveling control system transmits information on the risk avoidance control to the automatic operation control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Fujita, Yoshinori Watanabe, Takayuki Goto, Masahiro Harada, Nobuhide Kamata
  • Patent number: 10995248
    Abstract: A silicone adhesive composition includes 100 parts by weight of a peroxide-curable silicone, 1.2 to 3.2 parts by weight of an organic peroxide curing agent, and 2 to 9 parts by weight of an addition reaction-curable silicone rubber. An adhesive tape includes a base and an adhesive layer placed on the base, the adhesive layer being formed from the above silicone adhesive composition. The adhesive composition exhibits high load bearing capacity even in higher-temperature environments than ever before. The adhesive tape exhibits high load bearing capacity and good shelf life even in such high-temperature environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kigami, Yoshinori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10995247
    Abstract: A silicone adhesive composition includes 100 parts by weight of a peroxide-curable silicone, 1.2 to 3.2 parts by weight of an organic peroxide curing agent, and 2 to 9 parts by weight of an addition reaction-curable silicone rubber. An adhesive tape includes a base and an adhesive layer placed on the base, the adhesive layer being formed from the above silicone adhesive composition. The adhesive composition exhibits high load bearing capacity even in higher-temperature environments than ever before. The adhesive tape exhibits high load bearing capacity and good shelf life even in such high-temperature environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kigami, Yoshinori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210107528
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a first unit configured to generate a target trajectory based on a travel plan of the vehicle, and a second unit configured to execute vehicle travel control such that the vehicle follows the target trajectory. During the automated driving, the first unit transmits automated driving information to the second unit. The system includes a memory device in which driving environment information is stored, and a processor for controlling a travel control amount. During the automated driving, the processor executes preventive safety control for intervening in the travel control amount so as to prevent or avoid a collision between the vehicle and an obstacle based on the driving environment information. In the preventive safety control, the processor changes an intervention degree to the travel control amount based on the automated driving information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Fujita, Yoshinori Watanabe, Takayuki Goto, Masahiro Harada, Nobuhide Kamata
  • Publication number: 20210107522
    Abstract: A vehicle travel control device executes vehicle travel control such that a vehicle follows a target trajectory. An automated driving control device generates a first target trajectory that is the target trajectory for automated driving of the vehicle. The vehicle travel control device further determines whether or not an activation condition of travel assist control is satisfied. When the activation condition is satisfied, the vehicle travel control device generates a second target trajectory that is the target trajectory for the travel assist control. When the second target trajectory is generated during the automated driving, or when the second target trajectory is generated during the automated driving and a priority condition for giving priority to the second target trajectory is satisfied, the vehicle travel control device executes the vehicle travel control by giving more weight to the second target trajectory than to the first target trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Goto, Yoshinori Watanabe, Nobuhide Kamata, Kazuyuki Fujita, Masahiro Harada
  • Publication number: 20210107521
    Abstract: The vehicle control system includes a first unit configured to generate a target trajectory for the automated driving, and a second unit configured to execute vehicle travel control such that the vehicle follows the target trajectory. During the automated driving, the second unit is configured to control a travel control amount of the vehicle travel control, acquire driving environment information, and perform preventive safety control for intervening in the travel control amount so as to prevent or avoid a collision between the vehicle and an obstacle based on the driving environment information. In the preventive safety control, the second unit is configured to acquire a driving involvement degree indicating a degree of involvement of a person in driving of the vehicle, and to change an intervention degree to the travel control amount in the preventive safety control based on the driving involvement degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Fujita, Yoshinori Watanabe, Takayuki Goto, Masahiro Harada, Nobuhide Kamata
  • Publication number: 20210107517
    Abstract: A vehicle control system generates a first target trajectory, which is a target trajectory for an automated driving of a vehicle, and executes vehicle travel control based on the first target trajectory. The vehicle control system generates a second target trajectory which is a target trajectory which does not conflict with a restrict condition, when the travel based on the first target trajectory conflicts with a safety restrict condition, and executes travel assist control by using the second target trajectory. The vehicle control system judges whether or not a resurgence condition is satisfied by using the first target trajectory that is generated during the execution of the travel assist control. If it is judged that the resurgence condition is satisfied, the vehicle control system returns to the execution of the vehicle travel control from that of the travel assist control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshinori Watanabe, Kazuyuki Fujita, Takayuki Goto, Masahiro Harada, Nobuhide Kamata
  • Publication number: 20210107513
    Abstract: A vehicle travel control device executes vehicle travel control such that a vehicle follows a target trajectory. An automated driving control device generates a first target trajectory that is the target trajectory for automated driving of the vehicle. The vehicle travel control device further determines whether or not an activation condition of travel assist control is satisfied. When the activation condition is satisfied, the vehicle travel control device generates a second target trajectory that is the target trajectory for the travel assist control. Even when the second target trajectory is generated during the automated driving, or when the second target trajectory is generated during the automated driving and a priority condition for giving priority to the first target trajectory is satisfied, the vehicle travel control device executes the vehicle travel control by giving more weight to the first target trajectory than to the second target trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki GOTO, Yoshinori WATANABE, Nobuhide KAMATA, Kazuyuki FUJITA, Masahiro HARADA
  • Publication number: 20210107514
    Abstract: A vehicle control system for an autonomous vehicle includes: a first control device configured to generate a first driving plan including desired lateral lane driving positions or desired lateral lane driving position ranges; a plurality of first sensors configured to obtain information on motion of the vehicle and information on surroundings of the vehicle; and a second control device configured to communicate with the first control device, generate, based on the first driving plan obtained from the first control device and the information obtained by the first sensors, a second driving plan different from the first driving plan, the second driving plan including target lateral lane driving positions or target lateral lane driving position ranges, and control driving operation of the vehicle based on the second driving plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori WATANABE, Kazuyuki Fujita, Takayuki Goto, Masahiro Harada, Nobuhide Kamata
  • Publication number: 20210107478
    Abstract: A vehicle travel control device executes vehicle travel control such that a vehicle follows a target trajectory. An automated driving control device generates a first target trajectory that is the target trajectory for automated driving of the vehicle. The vehicle travel control device further determines whether or not an activation condition of travel assist control is satisfied. When the activation condition is satisfied, the vehicle travel control device generates a second target trajectory that is the target trajectory for the travel assist control. When the second target trajectory is generated during the automated driving, the vehicle travel control device determines whether or not a cancellation condition is satisfied. When the cancellation condition is satisfied, the vehicle travel control device cancels both the first target trajectory and the second target trajectory, and decelerates the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki GOTO, Yoshinori WATANABE, Nobuhide KAMATA, Kazuyuki FUJITA, Masahiro HARADA
  • Publication number: 20210107516
    Abstract: A vehicle control system generates at least one primary candidate of a target trajectory for an automated driving of a vehicle and executes a primary evaluation. An evaluation index of the primary evaluation includes a travel safety level of a travel to follow the primary candidate. The primary candidate having highest travel safety level is selected as at least one strong candidate of the target trajectory. If only one is selected as the strong candidate, the vehicle control system determines the selected strong candidate as a finalist candidate of the target trajectory. If two or more strong candidates are selected, the vehicle control system executes a secondary evaluation for the strong candidates to determine the finalist candidate. An additional evaluation index is used in the secondary evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Fujita, Yoshinori Watanabe, Takayuki Goto, Masahiro Harada, Nobuhide Kamata
  • Patent number: 10935976
    Abstract: A blinker judgment device mounted on a vehicle includes an information acquisition device configured to acquire surrounding situation information indicating a situation around the vehicle; and a control device configured to: recognize blinker flashing of a target vehicle based on image information of the target vehicle, check, based on the surrounding situation information, whether or not there is a cause for the target vehicle to make a lane change, in response to recognition of the blinker flashing based on the image information, judge that the recognition of the blinker flashing based on the image information is falsely positive in response to determining that the cause does not exist, and devise a travel plan based on the recognition of the blinker flashing in response to determining that the cause exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuta Hashimoto, Yoshinori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210040353
    Abstract: Disclosed are an anti-sticking adhesive tape for molding of a composite material and a manufacturing method therefor and the use thereof, the anti-sticking adhesive tape including the following sequentially laminated structures: a first layer being a fluorine-containing resin layer, a second layer being a first adhesive layer, a third layer being a reinforcing material layer, and a fourth layer being a second adhesive layer, wherein the bonding force between the first layer and a resin for molding of a composite material is smaller than the 180-degree peeling adhesion force of the fourth layer, and the intermolecular cohesive force of the first adhesive layer and the intermolecular cohesive force of the second adhesive layer are both larger than the 180-degree peeling adhesion force of the fourth layer. The anti-sticking adhesive tape can easily be separated from the resin for molding of a composite material when opening the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicants: Nitto Denko (Shanghai Songjiang) Co., Ltd., NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xu LI, Yoshinori WATANABE, Song TIAN, Jifeng LIU
  • Patent number: 10895875
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system includes: a driver information acquisition device that acquires driver information indicating an action and a state of a driver of a vehicle; and a control device that performs autonomous driving control that controls autonomous driving of the vehicle. The autonomous driving control includes: deactivating action detection processing that detects, based on the driver information, a deactivating action of the driver to deactivate the autonomous driving; ready state detection processing that detects, based on the driver information, a ready state indicating that the driver is ready for manual driving; and deactivation processing that deactivates the autonomous driving when the ready state is detected after the deactivating action is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuta Hashimoto, Kenichiro Aoki, Yoshinori Watanabe, Daisuke Satoh
  • Publication number: 20200396646
    Abstract: In order to suppress degradation of quality for each of services that share a radio resource, a base station 100 includes an information obtaining unit 141 configured to obtain information related to change request for quality requirement of a first service managed by a first management apparatus 400 involved in control for a radio resource of the base station 100, and a quality evaluation unit 143 configured to evaluate a quality change caused in a second service managed by a second management apparatus 500, the second service sharing the radio resource with the first service, in response to the change request for the quality requirement of the first service, to determine permission for the change request for the quality requirement of the first service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori WATANABE