Patents by Inventor Yuka Sobue

Yuka Sobue 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).

  • Patent number: 10005393
    Abstract: When a first object is first detected during a second display process executed when a second object is detected, a vehicle display control apparatus of the invention starts a first display at a first detection of the first object, stop the first display at a termination of the second display process and start the first display process at a start of the next second display process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Okuda, Yuka Sobue, Hironobu Ishijima, Issei Matsunaga, Daisuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9977973
    Abstract: A vehicle driving assist apparatus executes a vehicle collision prevention control when a target object distance from a vehicle to a target object is equal to or smaller than a predetermined distance. The apparatus acquires the target object distance on the basis of a position of the target object in a camera image taken by a camera and a height of the camera in a situation that a movable load of the vehicle is a maximum load capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Okuda, Yuka Sobue, Hironobu Ishijima, Issei Matsunaga, Daisuke Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20170357861
    Abstract: A vehicle driving assist apparatus executes a vehicle collision prevention control when a target object distance from a vehicle to a target object is equal to or smaller than a predetermined distance. The apparatus acquires the target object distance on the basis of a position of the target object in a camera image taken by a camera and a height of the camera in a situation that a movable load of the vehicle is a maximum load capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato OKUDA, Yuka SOBUE, Hironobu ISHIJIMA, Issei MATSUNAGA, Daisuke SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20170341580
    Abstract: When a first object is first detected during a second display process executed when a second object is detected, a vehicle display control apparatus of the invention starts a first display at a first detection of the first object, stop the first display at a termination of the second display process and start the first display process at a start of the next second display process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato OKUDA, Yuka SOBUE, Hironobu ISHIJIMA, Issei MATSUNAGA, Daisuke SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9598106
    Abstract: When a host vehicle moves forward, a drawing arithmetic unit and a display of an ECU which display the image of the surroundings of the host vehicle display a trajectory when the host vehicle moves forward from the current position at the current steering angle and trajectories when the host vehicle is reversed from the current position at a steering angle different from the current steering angle so as to be superimposed on a bird's-eye image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Sobue, Ryuji Okamura, Chika Morimoto, Yu Hiei
  • Patent number: 9299260
    Abstract: In device 1 including rear view wide angle camera 11, and ECU 20 and display 30 displaying rearward image captured by the camera 11, display control section 25 of the ECU 20 and the display 30 divides the image into right and left rear lateral screens 204 and central rearward screen 202 for display, driver can determine which place is displayed. The section 25 and the display 30 do not display the same image on the screens 204, 202, the driver can understand the distance between object in the image and host vehicle 100. The section 25 performs distortion correction of correcting distortion of the image displayed on the screens 204, the driver can see the image viewable due to the distortion correction. The section 25 forms the screens 204 in shape based on the distortion correction, the driver can understand an approaching position of the object in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Sobue, Ryuji Okamura, Chika Morimoto, Yu Hiei
  • Patent number: 9296336
    Abstract: In a driving support display device 1 that includes a rear view wide angle camera 11, and an ECU 20 and a display 30 that display a rearward image captured by the rear view wide angle camera 11, a display control section 25 of the ECU 20 and the display 30 is capable of displaying a moving object approaching detection frame 210 that supports driving of a driver of a host vehicle 100 and a pedestrian detection frame 212 while dividing the rearward image into plural screens for display, and changes the number of the screens to be displayed between when the moving object approaching detection frame 210 is displayed and when the moving object approaching detection frame 210 is not displayed. Thus, the driver can easily recognize operation and non-operation of a system that displays the moving object approaching detection frame 210.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Sobue, Ryuji Okamura, Chika Morimoto, Yu Hiei
  • Patent number: 9037332
    Abstract: The invention provides a vehicle having an obstacle detection device capable of improving the control accuracy of a motor and preventing the influence of noise on a sensor. A vehicle includes motors 31 and 32 which are AC motors, an inverter 2 that drives the motors, an ultrasonic sonar 1 which is, for example, a detector for detecting an obstacle around the vehicle, a frequency determining device 6 which determines whether noise generated from the inverter 2 is likely to interfere with a detection frequency of the detector, and a sonar ECU 5 which changes the carrier frequency of the inverter 2 when it is determined that the noise is likely to interfere with the detection frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuji Okamura, Yuka Sobue, Chika Yoshioka, Yu Hiei
  • Patent number: 8958986
    Abstract: A parking assistance apparatus includes a display unit that displays an image of a scene behind a host vehicle. At least when the host vehicle moves forward or when the host vehicle is stopped, the display unit displays an indication including a plurality of kinds of trajectories along which the host vehicle is able to back up from a point at which the host vehicle is currently positioned, in a manner such that the indication is superimposed on the image of the scene behind the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazunori Kagawa, Yuka Sobue, Satoru Niwa, Shin Tanaka, Akihisa Yokoyama, Kazuhiro Morimoto, Junichi Wakita, Chika Yoshioka, Yu Hiei, Ryuji Okamura
  • Patent number: 8958929
    Abstract: In a vehicle control apparatus which performs a remote operation of a vehicle using a remote control, a remote operation of the vehicle which is not intended by a driver is prevented. When traveling control of a vehicle is performed through a remote operation from a remote control 3, a stop position of a vehicle 2 is set by a stop position setting device 9, and a movement course of the vehicle 2 is calculated by the vehicle course calculation device 10. In addition, the vehicle 2 is moved along the calculated movement course in response to a driving operation from the remote control 3, but if a driving operation from inside of the vehicle and a driving operation from the remote control 3 come into conflict, the driving operation from the remote control 3 is canceled, and the driving operation from inside of the vehicle is prioritized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuji Okamura, Yuka Sobue, Yu Hiei, Chika Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20150009330
    Abstract: An object detection device is equipped with an object detection unit that detects a moving object in a periphery of a vehicle, and a threshold change unit that changes, based on mobility information on the vehicle, a detection threshold in detecting the moving object. Thus, by changing the detection threshold T such that the moving object becomes difficult to detect during a movement of the host vehicle, especially during a turn thereof, the occurrence of an erroneous detection can be suppressed even in a situation where an erroneous detection is likely to occur. It is preferable that the detection threshold be changed such that the moving object becomes difficult to detect as a speed increases or as a steering angle increases. The detection threshold may be changed in stages or continuously based on the mobility information on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Sobue, Ryuji Okamura, Chika Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8903567
    Abstract: In a vehicle remote operating system remotely operating a host vehicle VM from a portable terminal 200, a main control unit 112 of an ECU 110 of an in-vehicle device 100 determines an dispatch position of the host vehicle VM on the basis of a parking position of the host vehicle VM and a position of a user U who intends to board the host vehicle VM. Due to this, it becomes possible to dispatch the host vehicle VM according to the parking position of the host vehicle VM and the position of the user U, and convenience is improved in dispatch operation and boarding of the host vehicle VM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Chika Morimoto, Kazunori Kagawa, Yuka Sobue, Satoru Niwa, Shin Tanaka, Kazuhiro Morimoto, Akihisa Yokoyama, Junichi Wakita
  • Patent number: 8868255
    Abstract: In a vehicle remote operating system remotely operating a host vehicle VM from a portable terminal 200, a main control unit 112 of an ECU 110 of an in-vehicle device 100 determines an dispatch position of the host vehicle VM on the basis of a parking position of the host vehicle VM and a position of a user U who intends to board the host vehicle VM. Due to this, it becomes possible to dispatch the host vehicle VM according to the parking position of the host vehicle VM and the position of the user U, and convenience is improved in dispatch operation and boarding of the host vehicle VM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Chika Yoshioka, Kazunori Kagawa, Yuka Sobue, Satoru Niwa, Shin Tanaka, Kazuhiro Morimoto, Akihisa Yokoyama, Junichi Wakita
  • Publication number: 20140244073
    Abstract: In a vehicle including an automatic steering means enabling the vehicle to move automatically by receiving an instruction signal for a remote operation from a transmitter outside of the vehicle, the vehicle enables correspondence to an ambient condition change when parking-out. When an automatic steering unit automatically performs parking-out by receiving an instruction from a transmitter, obstacle conditions around the vehicle (particularly, around a door) obtained by a surrounding object sensor are detected, and it is determined whether a sufficient space is ensured for a passenger's getting on/off through a door to automatically move a vehicle to a place where getting on/off is easy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuji Okamura, Yuka Sobue, Yu Hiei, Chika Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20140232538
    Abstract: In device 1 including rear view wide angle camera 11, and ECU 20 and display 30 displaying rearward image captured by the camera 11, display control section 25 of the ECU 20 and the display 30 divides the image into right and left rear lateral screens 204 and central rearward screen 202 for display, driver can determine which place is displayed. The section 25 and the display 30 do not display the same image on the screens 204, 202, the driver can understand the distance between object in the image and host vehicle 100. The section 25 performs distortion correction of correcting distortion of the image displayed on the screens 204, the driver can see the image viewable due to the distortion correction. The section 25 forms the screens 204 in shape based on the distortion correction, the driver can understand an approaching position of the object in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Sobue, Ryuji Okamura, Chika Morimoto, Yu Hiei
  • Publication number: 20140225723
    Abstract: In a driving support display device 1 that includes a rear view wide angle camera 11, and an ECU 20 and a display 30 that display a rearward image captured by the rear view wide angle camera 11, a display control section 25 of the ECU 20 and the display 30 is capable of displaying a moving object approaching detection frame 210 that supports driving of a driver of a host vehicle 100 and a pedestrian detection frame 212 while dividing the rearward image into plural screens for display, and changes the number of the screens to be displayed between when the moving object approaching detection frame 210 is displayed and when the moving object approaching detection frame 210 is not displayed. Thus, the driver can easily recognize operation and non-operation of a system that displays the moving object approaching detection frame 210.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Sobue, Ryuji Okamura, Chika Morimoto, Yu Hiei
  • Patent number: 8768575
    Abstract: The recognizability of a vehicle peripheral environment may be enhanced. A vehicle periphery monitoring device is to monitor the periphery of a vehicle. The vehicle periphery monitoring device includes an imaging unit that obtains a plurality of peripheral images by imaging the periphery of the vehicle, a display unit that displays the plurality of peripheral images imaged in the imaging unit, and an image control unit that controls the plurality of peripheral images displayed in the display unit. The image control unit varies a distance between the plurality of peripheral images displayed in the display unit. As a result, sensory understanding of a vehicle peripheral environment by a driver may be enhanced, thereby enhancing the recognizability of the vehicle peripheral environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yu Hiei, Ryuji Okamura, Yuka Sobue, Chika Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20140148971
    Abstract: When a host vehicle moves forward, a drawing arithmetic unit and a display of an ECU which display the image of the surroundings of the host vehicle display a trajectory when the host vehicle moves forward from the current position at the current steering angle and trajectories when the host vehicle is reversed from the current position at a steering angle different from the current steering angle so as to be superimposed on a bird's-eye image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Sobue, Ryuji Okamura, Chika Morimoto, Yu Hiei
  • Publication number: 20140032031
    Abstract: In a vehicle remote operation, device enabling parking-in and parking-out by a remote operation, the present invention provides the vehicle remote operation device which may correspond to an ambient condition change. When an automatic steering unit 15 automatically performs parking-in and parking-out by receiving an instruction from the transmitter 50, obstacle conditions around a vehicle (particularly, around a door) obtained by the surrounding object sensor 21 are detected, and it is determined whether a sufficient space is ensured for a passenger's getting on/off through a door to automatically move a vehicle to a place where getting on/off is easy if necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Ryuji Okamura, Yuka Sobue, Yu Hiei, Chika Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20140012464
    Abstract: The recognizability of a vehicle peripheral environment may be enhanced. A vehicle periphery monitoring device is to monitor the periphery of a vehicle. The vehicle periphery monitoring device includes an imaging unit that obtains a plurality of peripheral images by imaging the periphery of the vehicle, a display unit that displays the plurality of peripheral images imaged in the imaging unit, and an image control unit that controls the plurality of peripheral images displayed in the display unit. The image control unit varies a distance between the plurality of peripheral images displayed in the display unit, As a result, sensory understanding of a vehicle peripheral environment by a driver may be enhanced, thereby enhancing the recognizability of the vehicle peripheral environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Hiei, Ryuji Okamura, Yuka Sobue, Chika Yoshioka