Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki TSUCHIYA

Yoshiyuki TSUCHIYA 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: 20220072973
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle having a connection port to which a connector is connectable includes a processor and the vehicle includes a power storage device configured to store electric power. The vehicle is configured to transmit the electric power between a power grid and the power storage device by connecting, to the connection port, the connector electrically connected to the power grid. The processor is configured to execute connector locking control for locking the connector connected to the connection port when participation of the vehicle in demand-and-supply adjustment of the power grid is confirmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20210376402
    Abstract: An electric energy storage system includes: an electric energy storage device; and a control device configured to perform charge and discharge control and temperature adjustment control of the electric energy storage device. The electric energy storage device is configured to be electrically connected to a power network. The control device is configured such that execution of the temperature adjustment control of the electric energy storage device is restricted when the control device performs the charge and discharge control so as to alleviate power shortage on the power network according to a request from a management computer for the power network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20210295619
    Abstract: An information presentation system includes an electric vehicle, the electric vehicle including an electrical storage device and being configured to perform either or both of external charging in which the electrical storage device is charged with electric power supplied from an outside of the electric vehicle and external power feeding in which electric power is supplied from the electrical storage device to the outside, wherein: a user of the electric vehicle is evaluated using information acquired from the electric vehicle; an evaluation result is sent to the user that has been evaluated; and the evaluation result includes either or both of first evaluation information indicating how high a score of the user for the external charging is and second evaluation information indicating how high a score of the user for the external power feeding is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20210276439
    Abstract: When a charging connector of an EVSE is connected to an inlet, a vehicle transmits charging information to a server. The server determines whether or not there is a predetermined function which is set to OFF among functions for external charging included in the vehicle. When there is a predetermined function which is set to OFF, the server transmits a recommendation notification to a smartphone. The smartphone transmits selection information in response to an operation of a user on the recommendation notification to the server. Based on the selection information, the server generates setting information about the predetermined function and transmits the setting information to the vehicle. The vehicle performs a setting for the predetermined function according to the setting information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20210252993
    Abstract: The server executes a process that includes receiving predetermined information from each terminal in a facility, if it is determined that the electric vehicle is connected to a charging/discharging station, associating a user or a user terminal with the charging/discharging station, scheduling a power demand and supply adjustment, receiving behavior information of the user, if it is determined that it is necessary to reschedule the power demand and supply adjustment, predicting a connection period, rescheduling the power demand and supply adjustment, and if the current time has reached the start time of a power supply and supply adjustment period, executing the power demand and supply adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Shigeki Kinomura, Hironobu Kitaoka, Toru Nakamura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20210245610
    Abstract: An ECU performs processing including: a step of obtaining a pilot signal CPLT and a connector connection signal PISW; a step of determining, when a connector is attached, a type of the connector; a step of controlling, when there is a function corresponding to the type of the attached connector, the connector to be set to a lock state; a step of performing control corresponding to the attached connector; and a step of maintaining, when there is no function corresponding to the type of the attached connector, an unlock state of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Toru Ando, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20210237687
    Abstract: A vehicle control device controls a vehicle including an occupant door and an opening and closing member for a shareable space. The vehicle control device is configured to control switching between a locked state and an unlocked state of an inlet, and to execute first control. In the first control, the inlet is switched to the unlocked state when the opening and closing member for the shareable space is unlocked by a user while the inlet is in the locked state. The inlet is not switched to the unlocked state when the opening and closing member for the shareable space is unlocked by a third person while the inlet is in the locked state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20210242683
    Abstract: When a baseline is in a certain state, a server executes a process including: a step of calculating an amount of power exchanged between a battery and a power grid during the first charging control; a step of calculating an amount of power exchanged between the battery and the power grid during the second charging control; a step of calculating an amount of power exchanged between the battery and the power grid during the first power feeding control; a step of calculating an amount of power exchanged between the battery and the power grid during the second power feeding control; and a step of setting a calibration line for the amount of power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Shigeki Kinomura, Hironobu Kitaoka, Toru Nakamura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20210170902
    Abstract: A power management system includes a plurality of power storages and a server. The server includes a selector that selects at least one of the plurality of power storages, a scheduler that makes a schedule for the selected power storage, and a request processor that requests a user of the selected power storage to promote external charging, suppress external charging, or carry out external power feed in accordance with the made schedule. The server obtains power run-out information that indicates power run-out risk for each power storage and carries out at least one of selection of the power storage and making of the schedule in accordance with a type of a request based on the obtained power run-out information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20210170903
    Abstract: A power management system includes a plurality of power storages and a server. The server includes a selector that selects at least one of the plurality of power storages, a scheduler that makes a schedule for the selected power storage, and a request processor that requests a user of the selected power storage to control at least one of external charging and external power feed in accordance with the made schedule. The server obtains desire information that indicates a desire level (priority on battery life/priority on an incentive) and carries out at least one of selection of the power storage and making of the schedule based on the obtained desire information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya, Toru Nakamura, Shigeki Kinomura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Hironobu Kitaoka
  • Publication number: 20210107371
    Abstract: A server includes a charge schedule creation unit that creates a charge schedule for external charging of a vehicle. When user-specified-time information for determining a time to perform the external charging is not given by a user of the vehicle, the charge schedule creation unit creates a first charge schedule. When the user-specified-time information is given, the charge schedule creation unit creates a second charge schedule. In the first charge schedule, a battery mounted in the vehicle is pre-charged with some of power to be charged to the battery, and, after the pre-charging is performed, the battery is charged with a remaining amount of the power during a time period in which an electricity cost is inexpensive. In the second charge schedule, the battery is charged, without the pre-charging being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20210107373
    Abstract: A power feed system includes a power feed controller that controls a plurality of vehicles including a first vehicle and a second vehicle to successively carry out external power feed in a relayed manner. In passing on external power feed in the relayed manner from the first vehicle to the second vehicle, the power feed controller controls the first vehicle and the second vehicle to make transition from external power feed by the first vehicle to external power feed by the second vehicle with an overlapping period being interposed. During the overlapping period, both of the first vehicle and the second vehicle simultaneously carry out external power feed. The power feed controller controls at least one of the first vehicle and the second vehicle to set total electric power to target electric power during the overlapping period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Toru Nakamura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Shigeki Kinomura, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya, Hironobu Kitaoka
  • Publication number: 20210053459
    Abstract: An electric power system includes a first vehicle, a second vehicle, and an external power supply. The first vehicle starts external charging of a first power storage with electric power supplied from the external power supply while the first vehicle is electrically connected to the external power supply. When the second vehicle receives a signal that predicts end of external charging of the first power storage while the second vehicle is electrically connected to the external power supply, the second vehicle starts external charging of a second power storage with electric power supplied from the external power supply before end of external charging started in the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya, Toru Nakamura, Shigeki Kinomura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Hironobu Kitaoka
  • Publication number: 20210018331
    Abstract: A notification controller that controls a notification apparatus that gives a notification to a driver of an electrically powered vehicle includes a receiver, a first determination unit, and a first notification unit. When the receiver receives a prescribed leveling signal, the first determination unit determines whether or not the electrically powered vehicle can participate in power leveling at a prescribed participation spot, based on at least one of timing of start and timing of end of power leveling indicated by the prescribed leveling signal, a position of the electrically powered vehicle, and a remaining amount of power stored in the vehicle. When the first determination unit determines that the electrically powered vehicle can participate, the first notification unit causes the notification apparatus to perform first notification processing for inviting the electrically powered vehicle to go to the prescribed participation spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10486540
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is configured to start external charging in accordance with a time schedule. The electronic control unit is configured to acquire information about electric power rates of electric power supplied from the power source outside the vehicle in each specified time slot. The electronic control unit is configured to determine the time schedule so as to execute the external charging continuously from a start to an end of the external charging without stopping the external charging and execute the external charging at the time when the electric power cost in a case where the external charging is continuously executed is the lowest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10189365
    Abstract: A vehicle is configured to receive electric power from a residence and allow an in-vehicle electric storage device to be charged with the received electric power. A controller estimates a start time of use of the vehicle, calculates a charging start time based on the estimated start time of use of the vehicle and a required time to complete charging of the electric storage device, and provides an instruction to perform charging of the electric storage device. The controller learns a relationship between a use status of a household appliance at the residence before the start of use of the vehicle and a use status of the vehicle, and estimates the start time of use of the vehicle based on the learned relationship and the use status of the household appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10124682
    Abstract: A charge control system creates a charge schedule for charging a power storage device installed on a vehicle. The power storage device is charged from a power supply located outside the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to allow charging of the power storage device from the power supply at a plurality of charging sites. The charge control system includes a learning unit and a creating unit. The learning unit is configured to learn a stay period of the vehicle for each of the charging sites. The creating unit is configured to estimate a departure time of the vehicle when the vehicle stays at any one of the charging sites, and create the charge schedule according to the departure time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20180194238
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is configured to start external charging in accordance with a time schedule. The electronic control unit is configured to acquire information about electric power rates of electric power supplied from the power source outside the vehicle in each specified time slot. The electronic control unit is configured to determine the time schedule so as to execute the external charging continuously from a start to an end of the external charging without stopping the external charging and execute the external charging at the time when the electric power cost in a case where the external charging is continuously executed is the lowest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20170050527
    Abstract: A charge control system creates a charge schedule for charging a power storage device installed on a vehicle. The power storage device is charged from a power supply located outside the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to allow charging of the power storage device from the power supply at a plurality of charging sites. The charge control system includes a learning unit and a creating unit. The learning unit is configured to learn a stay period of the vehicle for each of the charging sites. The creating unit is configured to estimate a departure time of the vehicle when the vehicle stays at any one of the charging sites, and create the charge schedule according to the departure time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20170036557
    Abstract: A vehicle is configured to receive electric power from a residence and allow an in-vehicle electric storage device to be charged with the received electric power. A controller estimates a start time of use of the vehicle, calculates a charging start time based on the estimated start time of use of the vehicle and a required time to complete charging of the electric storage device, and provides an instruction to perform charging of the electric storage device. The controller learns a relationship between a use status of a household appliance at the residence before the start of use of the vehicle and a use status of the vehicle, and estimates the start time of use of the vehicle based on the learned relationship and the use status of the household appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki TSUCHIYA