Patents Assigned to Clarion Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10708062
    Abstract: An in-vehicle information communication system is configured from an in-vehicle communication device, an electronic control device that is installed in a vehicle, and an information processing device that is not installed in a vehicle. The electronic control device comprises an electronic control device storage unit, a message generation unit, a MAC generation unit, and an electronic control device communication unit which sends the message and the MAC to the information processing device via the in-vehicle communication device. The information processing device comprises an information processing device storage unit, a message authentication code verification unit, a response code generation unit, and an information processing device communication unit which sends the response code to the electronic control device via the in-vehicle communication device. The electronic control device further comprises a response code verification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Hakuta, Nobuyoshi Morita, Eriko Ando, Toru Owada, Makoto Kayashima
  • Publication number: 20200213798
    Abstract: A signal delay adjustment device for individually setting delay times of audio signals supplied to a plurality of speakers and individually delaying the audio signals supplied to the plurality of speakers with set delay times to adjust output timings of sounds among the plurality of speakers is configured to include a setting part to set a delay time applied to the audio signal for each speaker, and a delay part for individually delaying the audio signal to be supplied to the plurality of speakers based on the delay time set by the setting part. The delay part gradually changes the delay time to be applied to the audio signal over a predetermined time so that the delay time to be applied to the audio signal reaches the delay time set by the setting part over the predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki MORITA, Takeshi HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10697790
    Abstract: To make it possible to execute processing taking into account the fact that a plurality of lanes are provided in a road. An automatic driving support device 500 includes a map database 541 including lane information concerning lanes of a road, a position specifying section 173 that specifies a present position of a vehicle, and a recommended-lane selecting section 171 that calculates, on the basis of the lane information, a recommendation degree of each of lanes of a road on which the vehicle is traveling and selects, on the basis of the calculated recommendation degree, a lane in which the vehicle travels. Therefore, it is possible to select a recommended lane taking into account the fact that a plurality of lanes are provided in a road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akio Sumizawa
  • Patent number: 10696201
    Abstract: In a headrest including a core member, an acoustic speaker, and an acoustic microphone, the acoustic microphone is provided in a recessed portion provided in the core member, and a sound collection surface of the acoustic microphone is provided in a position rearward of a vibrating surface of the acoustic speaker. An opening at a tip end of the recessed portion can be provided in a position forward of a tip end of the vibrating surface of the acoustic speaker. The recessed portion can be formed into a shape that narrows from the opening toward a bottom surface. Even when the acoustic microphone is provided near to the acoustic speaker, accuracy of voice recognition by the acoustic microphone can be prevented from being reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Fujikake, Takao Ishikawa, Shingo Takei, Naoki Takada
  • Publication number: 20200198622
    Abstract: In an onboard processing device, a parking path when a vehicle, which is a target vehicle, enters a parking place and a parking map including the parking place are obtained by an information obtaining unit, a peripheral environment of the vehicle is detected by a periphery detection unit, a vehicle position on the parking map is estimated by a vehicle position estimation unit, and a drive-out path when the vehicle is driven out from the parking place is set based on the estimated vehicle position, the parking path, and the detected peripheral environment by a path setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya TAGAWA, Morihiko SAKANO, Katsumi IWANO
  • Publication number: 20200193174
    Abstract: A section line recognition device is realized which can determine a line type of a section line in a road surface with high accuracy. In step 301, a feature amount is extracted from an image captured by each camera. This step corresponds to a process of a feature point extraction unit. In the next step 302, the extracted feature amount is transformed into bird's-eye view coordinates which is common coordinates. This step corresponds to a process of a coordinates transformation unit. Next, in step 303, a camera to be selected is determined. This step is a process of a camera determination unit. Next, in step 304, the state transition at the appearance position of the feature point on the bird's-eye view coordinates is determined using feature point coordinates of the camera selected in step 303. This step is a process of a state transition determination unit. Finally, in step 305, the line type is determined. This step is a process of a line type determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimiyoshi MACHII, Takehito OGATA, Junya NAKAMURA, Naoki SHIMIZU, Ayano ENOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200180484
    Abstract: A vibration generation device (200) includes a frequency information recorder (80) configured to record frequency values of inputted measurement signals such that the frequency values are associated with measurement positions of vibrations on the seat originally generated by the vibration generator (20) on the basis of the measurement signals and transmitted to the seat by the vibration transmission member and an output signal generator (70) configured to obtain a frequency value of a measurement position corresponding to a desired position from the frequency information recorder (80) and to generate an output signal having the frequency value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro FUJITA, Takeshi HASHIMOTO, Kazutomo FUKUE
  • Patent number: 10671120
    Abstract: A display apparatus is configured to enable a cover to be firmly fixed with a compact structure. The display apparatus includes: a one-side cover 16 that covers a casing 15 from one of front and rear sides; an other-side cover 17 that covers the casing 15 from the other of the front and rear sides; and a cover member 18 that covers the side surface of the one-side cover 16 from the periphery, wherein the one-side cover 16 includes a fitting claw 22 protruding to the other-side cover 17 side, the other-side cover 17 includes a fitting section 32 into which the fitting claw 22 is to be inserted, the cover member 18 includes an engagement hole 50 that engages with the fitting claw 22 in the fitting section 32, and the casing 15 receives the fitting section 32 from the inside of the other-side cover 17 to maintain an engaged state of the fitting claw 22 with the engagement hole 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Komazaki, Shuji Kasai, Masao Horie
  • Publication number: 20200164797
    Abstract: An object is to provide a warning output device, a warning output method, and a warning output system that make it possible to appropriately output warning. A warning output device includes: a driver's state acquisition unit configured to acquire inattentive driving information indicating that a driver performs inattentive driving; a vehicle state acquisition unit configured to acquire a vehicle state; a vehicle warning reception unit configured to receive vehicle warning, which is warning corresponding to the vehicle state; an adaptive rule acquisition unit configured to acquire adaptive rule information generated when the driver performs inattentive driving and the warning is received; and an output unit configured to output inattentive driving warning, which is warning related to inattentive driving when the driver's state acquisition unit acquires the inattentive driving information and the vehicle state satisfies a predetermined condition specified in the adaptive rule information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi AKACHI, Masashi KOGA, Hiroshige FURUGORI, Hiroki ABE, Hiroshi SUGIHARA, Makoto SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200148199
    Abstract: A parking assist device according to the present invention includes a backward-direction-path calculation unit that calculates a backward-direction path for taking an own vehicle out from a target parking position B based on constraint conditions of a parking space and an own-vehicle behavior, a connection-candidate-position storage unit that sets a plurality of connection candidate positions D on the backward-direction path, a forward-direction-path calculation unit that calculates a forward-direction path leadable to one of the connection candidate positions D from a current position A of the own vehicle, and a parking-path setting unit that sets a parking path by combining the backward-direction path and the forward-direction path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyasu HASEJIMA, Shinya TAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200135021
    Abstract: A recommended driving output device, system, and method allow for outputting preferable information to a driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi AKACHI
  • Patent number: 10638445
    Abstract: An object is to enable a receiving side to estimate a position of a vehicle on a transmission side to be estimated with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mutsumi Nakano, Keisuke Mutou, Tomonori Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200122689
    Abstract: Start-up of an engine is prevented, and easier installation to a vehicle can be achieved. A device includes: connectors configured to be connected to battery cables of a vehicle; a communication unit configured to communicate with an external device; a power consuming device configured to consume power of a vehicle battery; and an overall control unit configured to perform control of causing consumption of power of the vehicle battery by using the power consuming device, when the overall control unit receives a signal for instructing consumption of the vehicle battery from the external device through the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haruhiko SAWAJIRI
  • Publication number: 20200122775
    Abstract: An autonomous driving control device and an autonomous driving path computation method capable of computing a driving path without extremely changing a movement of a steering wheel during autonomous driving. A parking control device computes a parking path for automatically parking a vehicle, and includes an acceleration section transition curve computing unit that computes an acceleration section transition curve based on a target steering speed set in advance and an acceleration section target vehicle speed, a deceleration section transition curve computing unit that computes a deceleration section transition curve based on the target steering speed and a deceleration target vehicle speed, and a parking path computing unit that computes a parking path using the acceleration section transition curve and the deceleration section transition curve. The parking path is computed by setting the deceleration section target vehicle speed faster than the acceleration section target vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyasu HASEJIMA, Takehito OGATA, Shinya TAGAWA, Makoto ISHINODA
  • Patent number: 10625670
    Abstract: Provided is a notification device and notification method that reduce the output and power consumption of an amplifier or the like and allow a user to sufficiently feel the presence or absence of notification through vibration. A notification device (1) includes a sweep signal generator (4) configured to generate a detection sweep signal by continuously changing the frequency in a frequency band in which a speaker (6) can cause a user to feel a signal in the form of vibration, a vibration detector (7) configured to detect vibration outputted from the speaker (6), and a sound measurement unit (8) configured to detect, as a sweep frequency band, a frequency band in which vibration indicates signal levels equal to or higher than a threshold. The sweep signal generator (4) generates a resonance sweep signal by changing the frequency in the sweep frequency band and causes the speaker (6) to generate vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hashimoto, Kenji Kono, Tetsuo Watanabe, Yasuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10625675
    Abstract: A lane departure judgment apparatus is configured to detect a lane-dividing line based on image information output from an image-capturing device that acquires an image of an area outside a vehicle, and to judge whether or not departure of the vehicle from the lane-dividing line occurs based on a distance between the vehicle and the lane-dividing line, wherein when an angle of the vehicle with respect to the lane-dividing line thus detected is constant, the distance between the vehicle and the lane-dividing line to be used to judge whether or not departure of the vehicle occurs is changed according to whether the vehicle is being driven on a road having a lane-dividing width that is greater than a predetermined width or on a road having a lane-dividing width that is smaller than a predetermined width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Imai, Masayuki Takemura, Shoji Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10620320
    Abstract: A navigation system includes a GPS reception unit receiving a GPS signal, an observation unit observing observables including a GPS vehicle position based on the received GPS signal, and an estimation unit estimating state quantities concerning the present location based on the observables and on the Kalman filter, the estimation unit calculates prediction values of the state quantities and errors of the prediction values, calculates estimation values of the state quantities and errors of the estimation values, based on the prediction values, the errors of the prediction values and errors of the observables observed, and, when calculating the estimation values and the errors of the estimation values, assigns a weight based on a period from a first timing to a second timing in which the GPS signal received in the first timing is not reflected in observation of the GPS vehicle position, to an error of the GPS vehicle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Okada
  • Patent number: 10620000
    Abstract: This calibration apparatus calibrates a camera mounted on a vehicle and includes: an image obtaining unit that obtains an image of outside of the vehicle; and a calibration unit that calibrates a camera parameter which is the roll angle and/or the pitch angle of the camera by using corresponding feature points in an image of the vehicle captured before a change in the attitude thereof and in an image captured after the change in the attitude thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Morihiko Sakano, Keiji Sato
  • Publication number: 20200097663
    Abstract: A storage unit of a computer includes: a product configuration information holding unit; a component-vulnerability correspondence holding unit indicating security holes; an asset information holding unit that stores asset values of the respective component of the product; a security countermeasure classification holding unit that stores defense target components for the respective security countermeasures and coefficients of countermeasure effects; and an attack map holding unit that stores attack maps indicating attack paths. A processing unit executes a program, to form: an information collection processing unit; an attack map creation processing unit that creates an attack map for each product; and a vulnerability evaluation processing unit that calculates priority order among countermeasures from threat levels of security holes of the respective components on the basis of the asset values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chinatsu SATO, Takashi KAWAUCHI, Eriko ANDO, Yasushi NAGAI, Tetsuhei YONEYAMA, Yiwen CHEN
  • Patent number: 10602312
    Abstract: Provided is a content delivery system which includes an in-vehicle terminal and a content delivery server connected via wireless communication. The content delivery server includes a pre-sending unit which identifies a content that is likely to be used by the in-vehicle terminal in a dead spot where a communication status of the wireless communication is inferior, and sends the identified content to the in-vehicle terminal before a vehicle mounted with the in-vehicle terminal reaches the dead spot. The in-vehicle terminal includes an in-vehicle terminal storage unit which stores the content sent from the pre-sending unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gen Tsuchida, Daisuke Matsubara, Yasushi Nagai, Kyousuke Tsurusu