Patents Assigned to Clarion Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20210157480
    Abstract: The sizes and the positional relationship of a plurality of divided regions provided in a display region are changed in a more convenient manner. An information control device includes: an operation detection unit configured to detect touch operation of a user performed on a pointer being provided at an intersection of division lines dividing a display screen of a display into three or more divided regions; and a layout setting unit configured to transition display of the display between a plurality of layouts set in advance according to the detected touch operation performed on the pointer. As a transition process of the plurality of layouts, the layout setting unit moves the pointer and deforms the division lines and the three or more divided regions imitating an elastic object according to drag as the touch operation performed on the pointer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu MORITA, Keita KATSUNO
  • Patent number: 11017246
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a sideline detector configured to detect sidelines of boundary lines of parking sections next to each other in a vehicle width direction by an edge detection process to an image, each of the sidelines being a pair of a rising edge and a falling edge, and to acquire an end point of each of the sidelines at which the pair is not detected, a rear-end edge identifying part configured to identify a rear-end edge of the parking section based on an end point away from the vehicle among the end points acquired by the sideline detector, and a parking frame setting portion configured to identify the parking section based on the two sidelines detected by the sideline detector and the rear-end edge identified by the rear-end edge identifying part, and to set a parking frame based on the parking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Kaneko, Mamoru Kubota, Shunsuke Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210136528
    Abstract: Highly precise detection of occurrence of an abnormality in an out-of-service area is enabled. A server 5 includes an area identification unit 24A identifying an out-of-service area in which communication with an information communication device 3 is disabled, a determination unit 24B determining whether the information communication device 3 enters the out-of-service area or not by using the position information of the information communication device 3, a computation unit 24C calculating an expected stay time in which the information communication device 3 stays in the out-of-service area, and a notification control unit 24D executing notification processing for notifying predetermined information to a notification destination if it is determined that the information communication device 3 enters the out-of-service area and when an elapsed time from a time when communication with the information communication device 3 is disabled exceeds the expected stay time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumi IWATA, Takashi YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10982961
    Abstract: This vehicle control system (1) is configured from a vehicle control device (2) installed in a vehicle and a server (40) connected to the vehicle control device (2) via a network. The server (40) is equipped with: a virtual lane generation section which generates virtual lane information relating to a virtual lane virtually set on a road on the basis of at least the travelling locus of another vehicle other than the vehicle; and a server communication section (42) which transmits, to the vehicle control device, the virtual lane information generated by the virtual lane generation section. The vehicle control device (2) is equipped with: a vehicle communication section (14) which receives the virtual lane information from the server (40); a target course generation section (28) which generates a target course of the vehicle on the basis of the virtual lane information; a vehicle control section (39) which causes the vehicle to move along the target course generated by the target track generation section (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD., CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akio Sumizawa
  • Patent number: 10977504
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted image processing device 1000 acquires an image around a host vehicle 10, senses a feature amount of a target object present on a road surface from the image, and relative position coordinates with respect to the host vehicle 10, acquires information of a three-dimensional object around the host vehicle 10 and relative position coordinates of the three-dimensional object, distinguishes whether the feature amount is a feature amount of a feature on the road surface or a feature amount of a feature on the three-dimensional object by using a positional relationship between the feature amount and the three-dimensional object, and recognizes the target object by using a feature on the road surface. As a result, a vehicle-mounted image processing device, which is capable of avoiding misrecognition of a part of a three-dimensional object as a target object when sensing the target object present on a road surface such as a parking bay by using a camera image, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehito Ogata, Masahiro Kiyohara, Daisuke Fukuda, Yoshitaka Uchida
  • Patent number: 10979683
    Abstract: A white balance adjustment device includes a statistics acquisition portion and a correction portion. The statistics acquisition portion includes an area setting portion including a luminance area setting portion configured to set a plurality of luminance ranges, and an average value calculation portion configured to calculate an average value of color difference values of the image signal in each of the plurality of luminance ranges set by the luminance area setting portion. The correction portion includes a correction function determination portion configured to determine a correction function of the color difference values of the image signal based on the average value of the color difference values calculated by the average value calculation portion, and a color difference correction portion configured to correct the color difference values of the image signal based on the correction function determined by the correction function determination portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Negishi, Hitoshi Takagi, Hiromasa Shinsha, Satoshi Ikegaya, Tsutomu Usui, Norihiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 10972639
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device 4 includes an image acquisition unit 42 that acquires an image photographed by a camera 2 including a lens, a storage unit 7, a dirt detection unit 6 that detects dirt on the lens on the basis of the image acquired by the image acquisition unit 42 and that stores dirt region information indicating a region where the dirt exists in the image into the storage unit 7, a dirt removal information generation unit 8 that generates dirt removal information indicating a region where the dirt on the lens is removed, and a rewriting unit 12 that rewrites the dirt region information on the basis of the dirt removal information. Accordingly, it is possible to rewrite the dirt region information on the basis of the dirt removal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Mandai, Daisuke Fukuda, Shuzo Kaneko, Hiroaki Andou
  • Publication number: 20210094515
    Abstract: A cleaning device configured to clean a lens includes a piping, a member having a flow path connected to the piping and a discharge outlet configured to discharge fluid flowed from the piping into the flow path toward the lens, and a drive part configured to change a position on the lens where the fluid is sprayed by moving the member with respect to the lens with the discharge outlet facing the lens while the fluid is discharged from the discharge outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhisa SATO
  • Publication number: 20210099662
    Abstract: A display control device is disposed in a vehicle in which a camera photographing a first captured image indicating an image on a rear right side of the vehicle and a display displaying the first captured image are mounted. The display control device includes an image acquiring unit acquiring the first captured image from the camera and a display control unit controlling the first captured image displayed on the display. The display control unit causes the display to display one of a narrow angle image indicating a part of the first captured image and a wide angle image indicating an image in a range wider than the narrow angle image in the first captured image and to display the first captured image such that a size of a first region in displaying the wide angle image is larger than a size of the first region displaying the narrow angle image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akiko ARAKAWA
  • Patent number: 10960804
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Fujita, Takeshi Hashimoto, Kazutomo Fukue
  • Publication number: 20210086756
    Abstract: A parking assistance device for resetting a parking path when an obstacle is on the parking path includes a pull-out path computing unit that computes a pull-out path for pulling the vehicle out of the parking space based on parking space information and constraints regarding vehicle behavior, a candidate connection position setting unit that sets a plurality of candidate connection positions on the pull-out path, a reachable path computing unit that computes a reachable path for allowing the vehicle to reach at least one of the candidate connection positions from the initial position, a parking path setting unit that sets a parking path of from the initial position to the parking space by connecting the pull-out and reachable paths, and a path resetting unit that computes a parking path of from the stop position to the parking space, and sets the computed parking path as a new parking path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyasu HASEJIMA, Takehito OGATA, Makoto ISHINODA, Shinya TAGAWA
  • Patent number: 10956757
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a road surface detecting section to detect a road surface region from an input image based on a shot image obtained by shooting with a camera; a time-series verifying section to perform time-series verification to verify a result of detection of the road surface region in the input image in a time-series manner; a detection region selecting section to set a detection region for detection of an object in the input image according to the result of detection of the road surface region by the road surface detecting section and a result of the time-series verification by the time-series verifying section; and a detecting section to detect the object in the detection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Akiyama, Yasusi Kanada, Koichi Hamada
  • Publication number: 20210059615
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to more appropriately extrapolate a sign of a state that may affect a movement of a user. A state extrapolation device according to the present invention includes a vital sign acquisition unit that acquires a vital sign of a user, and a sign detection unit that uses a learned model that has learned, as training data, sign data about the vital sign related to a predetermined physical condition abnormality, and detects a sign by determining whether or not the vital sign of the user corresponds to a sign of the predetermined physical condition abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210067024
    Abstract: A vibration output apparatus (1) includes a vibration transmission member (20), an acoustic vibration output unit (10), and a cushion (30). The vibration transmission member (20) is formed by integrating a body plate (21) and a support portion (22). The support portion (22) is in contact with a vibration plate (100) and supports the body plate (21). The body plate (21) has an opposite surface (21a) opposite to a vibration surface (100u) of the vibration plate (100) and forms an opposite space (S1) between the vibration surface (100u) and the opposite surface (21a). The acoustic vibration output unit (10) is disposed on a rear surface (21b) of the opposite surface (21a) of the body plate (21) and is configured to output an acoustic vibration. The support portion (22, 23) is not in contact with the cushion (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji KONO
  • Publication number: 20210061290
    Abstract: An onboard device estimates a traveling state of a vehicle that may be influenced by the psychological state of a driver, based on an utterance of the driver without the use of various sensors, and includes: a voice collection unit for collecting a driver's voice; a traveling state collection unit for collecting traveling state information representing a traveling state of a vehicle; a database generation unit for generating a database by associating voice information corresponding to the collected voice with the collected traveling state information; a learning unit for learning an estimation model, with pairs including the voice information and the traveling state information recorded in the generated database being used as learning data; and an estimation unit for estimating the traveling state of the vehicle that may be influenced by a psychological state of the driver by using the estimation model, based on an utterance of the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki KOKUBO, Norio WATARI, Kazunori NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10936188
    Abstract: Provided is an in-vehicle device capable of setting split areas of appropriate sizes and displaying display information in each of the split areas in an easier-to-see display form. A layout of a plurality of display areas each displaying information can be easily changed by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akari Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 10928205
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device includes: an acquiring unit that acquires comparison information; and a detecting unit that detects an abnormality in a positioning device based on position information on a host vehicle output from the positioning device mounted in the host vehicle and the comparison information different from the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawauchi, Eriko Ando, Makoto Kayashima
  • Patent number: 10928214
    Abstract: An external information saving unit sets a reference word related to a situation of a change element at reception of external information and associates and saves the external information and the reference word in an information DB. An external information extraction unit extracts a search word from search information input by a user and extracts the external information associated with the reference word, in which a matching rate with the search word is equal to or greater than a predetermined level, from the external information saved in the information DB. An extracted information output unit displays the external information extracted by the external information extraction unit on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20210039678
    Abstract: To determine whether a driver's state is suitable state for driving. A vehicle-mounted device 10 includes: a traveling support control unit 30 that senses that the driver is provided with guidance regarding the driving operation; a line-of-sight detection unit 32 that detects the direction of a driver's line-of-sight; a condition determination unit 33 that determines whether a gaze condition is satisfied, the gaze condition including: that, with respect to a preset gaze direction, the driver's line-of-sight faces the gaze direction until a first reference time elapses from when guidance is sensed; and that time during which the driver's line-of-sight faces the gaze direction is equal to or longer than a second reference time; and a driver state determination unit 34 that determines whether the driver is in a state of being able to drive based on the determination result of the condition determination unit 33.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi SHOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20210039538
    Abstract: A notification apparatus (1a) includes a first signal converter (50) disposed in a cushion of a seat (80) and configured to convert a vibration transmitted to the seat (80) into a seat vibration signal, a second signal converter (60) disposed in a position other than the cushion and configured to detect a transmitted vibration and to convert into an input vibration signal, a level difference calculator (30a) configured to calculate a signal level difference ?G by subtracting a signal level of the seat vibration signal from a signal level of the input vibration signal, a notification aspect determination unit (100) configured to determine a notification aspect for making a notification to a user, on the basis of a value of the signal level difference ?G, and a notification execution unit (55) configured to, when acquiring notification information, make the notification on the basis of the notification aspect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi HASHIMOTO, Yasuhiro FUJITA