Patents Assigned to Alpine Electronics, Inc
  • Patent number: 10782523
    Abstract: In an on-vehicle display device, projection light output from a projecting unit is reflected on an intermediate mirror and is further reflected on a directional mirror. The reflected light is directed to a windshield glass as directed reflected light. In an adjustment operation, the directional mirror is rotated around tilting fulcrum parts by a driving unit to adjust the height of a virtual image formed in front of the windshield glass. In a retracting operation, the lower end of the directional mirror is largely moved forward by the driving unit, rotating the directional mirror with an abutting point between the directional mirror and the upper support acting as a fulcrum. This prevents external light (sunlight) from adversely affecting the projecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ichiro Kato
  • Patent number: 10757343
    Abstract: When it is possible to capture a plurality of light sources as images of a plurality of separated light sources with a gain within a range for each of the ranges of mutually different gains, images captured with the maximum gains among the gains that enables the capturing as the images of the plurality of light sources, that is, images captured to be the brightest is generated as use images (a, b, and c). Then, an image d, obtained by combining only the use images (a and b) in which the plurality of light sources is successfully captured as the images of the plurality of separated light sources among the generated use images, is displayed on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Katsuyama, Hideki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10754501
    Abstract: A navigation screen generator displays only icons of objects of an object category set as “DISPLAY” in an icon presentation control table on a map image. If a touch occurs at a position on the map image of the navigation screen where no icon is displayed, a controller sets the object category of the object corresponding to the touch position as “DISPLAY” in an icon presentation control table. Then, icons of the objects having the same object category as that of the object corresponding to touch position are displayed on the map image of the navigation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Rie Chiba
  • Patent number: 10755711
    Abstract: There is provision of an information presentation device including a displaying unit, an input receiving unit configured to receive an input from a user, an answer generating unit configured to generate an answer sentence in response to the input received by the input receiving unit, an additional information acquiring unit configured to acquire additional information related to a word contained in the answer sentence generated by the answer generating unit, a voice outputting unit configured to output the answer sentence by sound, and an information outputting unit configured to output the additional information on the displaying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Taku Oikawa, Tomoko Kanamori
  • Publication number: 20200262358
    Abstract: A device base which is part of a device main body includes a support fixing portion having a support member fixed thereto and the base main body portion which is the other portion of the support fixing portion. A preferential rupture portion is formed between the support fixing portion and the base main body portion. The rupture fixed portion having the support fixing portion fixed to the support member has a hook member attached thereto, which is formed with a metal plate having elasticity. A hooking portion at the front end of the hook member faces an inner side portion of the base main body portion. If the preferential rupture portion ruptures due to an impact force, the hooking portion is hooked to the inner side portion, and the device main body is prevented from falling down from the rupture fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Shunichi Ishimura
  • Patent number: 10725655
    Abstract: An operation apparatus detects a finger using a sensor disposed on an operation plane and further determines a movement distance of the finger so as to change an operation of a controlled device, such as an in-vehicle air conditioner. A finger touching or approaching the operation plane is detected by an electrostatic sensor. An air volume of the air conditioner which is the controlled device is changed by a movement of the detected finger in an X1 or X2 direction. When the finger is moved by a first distance from a first detected position, the air volume is changed in a predetermined range. Thereafter, every time the finger is moved by a second distance which is different than the first distance, the air volume is changed in a range equivalent to a range in the case of the movement by the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yasushige Takano, Michiaki Otani
  • Publication number: 20200233259
    Abstract: In a display unit, a display cell and a backlight device are provided in a bracket. A support member is arranged on the side of a display screen of the display unit, and the support member is provided with a support piece that can be elastically deformed in a front-rear direction. The front panel is bonded to the bracket of the display unit by a first adhesive layer and is bonded to the support piece by a second adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Yamazaki, Takahiro Akamura
  • Publication number: 20200211526
    Abstract: Two subsystems, each including a microphone, a speaker, a canceling sound-generating adder, an error-computing adder, and two adaptive filters and two auxiliary filters that accept two noises as input, are provided in correspondence with two cancellation positions. Each canceling sound-generating adder adds together the outputs from the adaptive filters and outputs the result to the speaker of each subsystem. Each error-computing adder adds together the output from the microphone of the subsystem and the output from the auxiliary filter of the subsystem, and the result is treated as the error of the adaptive filters of each subsystem. A transfer function is learned in advance and set in each auxiliary filter such that each error computed by each error-computing adder becomes zero (0) when a transfer function in which each noise is canceled at each cancellation position in a predetermined standard acoustic environment is set in each adaptive filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tachi, Yoshinobu Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 10698253
    Abstract: There is provision of a front panel for a display device including a display region and a non-display region adjacent to the display region. The front panel for the display device includes a transparent plate, a decorative layer formed on an area of a back surface of the transparent plate corresponding to the non-display region except for an area of an optical path of infrared light, and a first polarizing plate polarizing visible light provided at a front surface side or a back surface side of the transparent plate, which is disposed at a region including the optical path of infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Yasumoto
  • Patent number: 10698968
    Abstract: There is provided an information providing apparatus including: an accumulating section sequentially accumulating profile information of a user, which is generated by newly collecting user-relevant information including an action history of the user; an acquiring section acquiring a search result in a case where information search according to a request of the user is performed by using current profile information in the accumulated profile information; and a control section determining an output mode on the basis of the accumulated profile information to perform control such that the acquired search result is output in the determined output mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10691122
    Abstract: When the automobile is changed to the manual driving mode, the control device starts acceptance as the operation of the touch pad as an operation on the application system that displays the screen on the heads-up display, and when the automobile is in the autonomous driving mode, the control device starts acceptance of the operation of the touch pad as an operation on the application system that displays the screen on the center display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kadoya, Taro Iwamoto, Shu Takahara
  • Patent number: 10694279
    Abstract: A loudspeaker can include first and second drivers. The first driver can include a cone that has a center region, a peripheral region surrounding the center region, and a boundary connecting the center region and the peripheral region. A bridge can position the second driver coaxial with and proximal to the first driver. The center region of the cone can be recessed to allow a lower profile of the loudspeaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Benny Danovi
  • Publication number: 20200184971
    Abstract: A guide voice output control system includes a voice output control unit having a function of outputting a guide voice in response to a trigger and a function of executing interaction related processing having a reception stage for receiving voice, a recognition stage for recognizing voice, and an output stage for outputting voice based on a recognition result, in which the voice output control unit controls the output of the guide voice according to the processing stage of the interaction related processing when the trigger is generated during the execution of the processing, and dynamically controls the output of the guide voice according to whether or not the processing stage is a stage that does not affect the accuracy of voice recognition or listening difficulty of a user even if the guide voice is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Nobunori Kudo
  • Patent number: 10676028
    Abstract: An inclination angle of a display unit having a display is detected, the inclination angle being around an axis of the display unit in the fore-aft direction of a vehicle. The left and right of an image representing a scene behind the vehicle, the image being obtained by photography with a camera, is reversed. The reversed image is inclined through an angle that has the same absolute value as the detected inclination angle in a direction opposite to the direction of the inclination of the inclination angle. A display image range is set on the inclined image. An image in the display image range is extracted and displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Keita Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10681466
    Abstract: A magnetic circuit assembly may be used in a loudspeaker. The magnetic circuit may include a magnet that has a central axis. The magnet can have a first surface and a second surface that is opposite the first surface. The magnet may produce magnetic field axially through the first and second surfaces of the magnet. The second surface of the magnet may have an inner radial region and an outer radial region. The magnetic circuit assembly can further include a yoke that is disposed adjacent the first surface of the magnet. The yoke can be shaped to form a first gap radially between the yoke and the magnet. The magnetic circuit assembly may further include first and second plates disposed adjacent the second surface of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Benny Danovi
  • Patent number: 10671091
    Abstract: When an unmanned aerial vehicle flies in accordance with a planned route that is set in advance on the basis of a position of a GPS receiver measured by a measurement unit and the measurement accuracy detected by a measurement accuracy detection unit has decreased to be less than a predetermined value, a flight control unit performs control so that the unmanned aerial vehicle flies along a route different from the planned route. Moreover, when flying along the planned route lowers the measurement accuracy, the unmanned aerial vehicle is caused to fly along the route different from the planned route. Therefore, the flight can be continued while the position is measured with the measurement accuracy secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Yosuke Tate
  • Patent number: 10664712
    Abstract: A drowsiness detection apparatus includes a camera that images a face of a user, an opening/closing-degree calculation unit that calculates an eyelid opening/closing degree based on a face image acquired by the imaging, a face-angle detection unit that detects a face angle based on the face image, a distance calculation unit that calculates the distance between an eyelid and an eyebrow based on the face image, an opening/closing-degree correction unit that corrects the eyelid opening/closing degree based on the detected face angle and the calculated distance between the eyelid and eyebrow, and an eyelid-opening/closing determination unit that determines whether the eyelids are opened or closed by comparing the eyelid opening/closing degree with a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Shuhei Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200159070
    Abstract: A front member having a hue with higher reflectivity is disposed in a support recess of a front support body having a hue with lower reflectivity. A bottom portion of the support recess has rib-shaped boundary portions that separate openings that light emitting elements face. The front member includes front facing portions that cover the front sides of the boundary portions and front openings that face the front sides of the light emitting elements. Light emitted from the light emitting elements is reflected by an inner surface of the front member and surfaces of the front facing portions, which have a hue with higher reflectivity, and is provided to a transmissive display portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kosuke Kimura, Hideto Katsunuma, Yukio Hasu
  • Patent number: D884683
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Masatada Muramoto, Mitsuhiro Yashiro
  • Patent number: D898018
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Endo, Takashi Ichikawa