Patents Assigned to Clarion Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11366475
    Abstract: A parking support apparatus sets a plurality of candidate connection positions along a reverse direction route, calculates a first connection route, calculates a first parking route by using the first connection route and the reverse direction route, judges whether the candidate connection position exists within a recognition range or not; and if the candidate connection position does not exist within the recognition range, calculates a shortest steering wheel turning position, calculates a second connection route capable of reaching any one of the candidate connection positions calculates a second parking route by using the second connection route and the reverse direction route, when the second parking route can be calculated, the second parking route is selected as the parking route; otherwise, the first parking route is selected as the parking route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyasu Hasejima, Makoto Ishinoda, Shinya Tagawa, Takehito Ogata
  • Patent number: 11358640
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a parking assistance device capable of computing a parking path that is suitable for given circumstances or user's needs. A parking assistance device of the present invention is a parking assistance device for assisting in parking a vehicle in a parking space provided on one side of a road, the parking assistance device being configured to compute a first parking path for starting moving the vehicle forward from the initial position thereof, and a second parking path for starting moving the vehicle backward from the initial position thereof, select one of the first parking path or the second parking path on the basis of a preset evaluation function, and set the selected path as a parking path to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyasu Hasejima, Takehito Ogata, Makoto Ishinoda, Shinya Tagawa
  • Patent number: 11358592
    Abstract: An in-vehicle processing apparatus that executes control of causing a vehicle to perform automated traveling from a predetermined position to a parking space and causing the vehicle to perform automated entry into the parking space, is configured to include a notification control section that causes a portable electronic device carried by a user to display a parking position notification display in which a position of the parking space entered by the vehicle through the automated entry and the predetermined position are superimposed on an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Matsushita
  • Patent number: 11351986
    Abstract: The present invention aims at obtaining an in-vehicle processing apparatus for automatically selecting modes. An in-vehicle processing apparatus 120 according to the present invention includes a mode switching unit 121D that makes a transition, based on latitude-longitude positioning information of a vehicle, between: a map storage mode 202 to acquire and store point group data in a storage unit when a vehicle 1 approaches a preset registered spot and point group data of surroundings of the vehicle is not stored in the storage unit 124; and a position estimation mode 203 to have a position estimation unit 121C estimate a position of the vehicle when the vehicle approaches the registered spot and the point group data of surroundings of the vehicle is stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Morihiko Sakano, Shinya Tagawa, Masahiro Kiyohara
  • Patent number: 11345366
    Abstract: An in-vehicle processing device includes an offset route generation part configured to generate an offset route by offsetting to an oncoming lane an outbound route in a street on which the host vehicle has previously traveled, a candidate point generation part configured to generate a plurality of candidate points that are candidates for a return route based on the offset route generated by the offset route generation part, a candidate route generation part configured to generate a plurality of candidate routes by connecting the candidate points generated by the candidate point generation part, and a route selection part configured to select the return route based on the plurality of candidate routes generated by the candidate route generation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Kaneko, Daiki Kurosawa, Hiroshi Shojima
  • Patent number: 11345337
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyasu Hasejima, Takehito Ogata, Makoto Ishinoda, Shinya Tagawa
  • Patent number: 11340071
    Abstract: A calibration system is mounted in a vehicle and is provided with: an attitude sensor that acquires attitude information regarding a vehicle coordinate system of the vehicle; an image pickup unit that captures an image of the surroundings of the vehicle; an attitude-sensor reliability level calculation unit that calculates an attitude-sensor reliability level that is a reliability level of the attitude sensor; and an attitude use estimation unit that estimates, in the case where the calculated attitude-sensor reliability level is greater than a predetermined threshold, an external parameter of the image pickup unit using the attitude information output by the attitude sensor and a relationship of a coordinate system of the image pickup unit to the vehicle coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Morihiko Sakano, Keiji Sato
  • Patent number: 11332163
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device is mounted on a vehicle capable of automated driving, and comprises an incident detection processing unit which acquires vehicle information representing a control state of the vehicle, and detects an incident that occurred in the vehicle based on the vehicle information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawauchi, Yasushi Nagai, Nobuyoshi Morita, Makoto Kayashima
  • Patent number: 11334242
    Abstract: Display of a display object is changed more appropriately. A display control device includes: a display region setting unit configured to set a display region in accordance with a screen size of a display; a display control unit configured to control display of at least one or more display objects arranged in an arrangement region provided in the display region; and a priority setting unit configured to set relative priority among the display objects arranged in the same arrangement region, wherein the display control unit sets a size of the arrangement region correspondingly to the display region that is set in accordance with the screen size of the display, and controls display of the display objects based on the priority that is set among the display objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jitsu Ezaki
  • Patent number: 11334211
    Abstract: The sizes and the positional relationship of a plurality of divided regions provided in a display 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 first display; and a layout setting unit configured to transition display of the first display between a plurality of layouts according to the detected touch operation, the plurality of layouts being different from each other in sizes and a positional relationship of divided regions, the divided regions being obtained by dividing a display screen of the first display into a plurality of divided regions, wherein the layout setting unit displays, on the display screen, a transition process of the plurality of layouts by way of an animation presenting change of the sizes and the positional relationship of the plurality of divided regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Manabu Morita
  • Patent number: 11328428
    Abstract: Technologies for detecting occlusions on a camera of a vehicle by a compute device are disclosed. The compute device may receive one or more images from the camera. The compute device may analyze the images using various algorithms such as optical flow calculations, blurriness detection for portions of the image, edge detection, and circular artifact detection. The analysis may be used to determine the presence of occlusions on the camera, such as water drops, mud, dirt, etc. The compute device may send a command to clean the camera and/or may use the determined presence of occlusions as part analyzing images from the camera for a driver assist system, such as by ignoring portions of the image that are occluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Kahlbaum
  • Patent number: 11326898
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus includes: a map generation unit that generates an obstacle map showing a position of an obstacle existing in a surrounding of own vehicle based on a detected result of a sonar, and records data indicating existence of the obstacle on the obstacle map; a wheel-stop detection unit that divides the obstacle map generated by the map generation unit into a plurality of areas, counts a number of data pieces in each of the plurality of divided areas, and detects a position of a wheel stop based on the counted number of data pieces in each of the plurality of areas; and a parking position setting unit that sets a parking position for parking the own vehicle based on the position of the wheel stop detected by the wheel-stop detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Kuwahara, Takayuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11318930
    Abstract: A parking assistance device includes: a marking line detector that detects a plurality of marking lines delineating a parking area from an image taken by an imaging unit; a second determiner that determines whether or not the type of parking for parking a vehicle in a parkable area is angle parking, on the basis of the angle obtained between a parking baseline joining the endpoints on the vehicle side of the detected plurality of marking lines and the plurality of marking lines, or the angle obtained between the parking baseline and one marking line selected from among the plurality of marking lines; and a parking position setter that, in the case where the second determiner determines that the type of parking corresponds to angle parking, sets a parking position inside the parkable area in which to park the vehicle, on the basis of the parking baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihisa Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 11315347
    Abstract: A solid object detection device includes an overhead view transformation processing unit transforming first and second photographed images photographed by a camera at different timings in travel of a vehicle into first and second overhead view images, respectively, a subtracted image generation unit generating a subtracted image between the first and second overhead view images whose photographing positions are aligned with each other, a solid object position specification unit specifying a position of a solid object present around the vehicle based on the subtracted image, and a masked subtracted image generation unit generating a masked subtracted image in which a region other than a solid object candidate region as a candidate where the solid object appears in the subtracted image is masked and the solid object position specification unit specifies a position of the solid object in the subtracted image based on the masked subtracted image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayano Miyashita, Naoki Shimizu, Hiroaki Andou, Kengo Asaki
  • Patent number: 11315425
    Abstract: A history information storage apparatus includes: a storage unit that stores history information about a travel history of a vehicle and map data divided into a plurality of sections; a change detection unit that detects a change of the map data; an influence range determination unit that determines a section influenced by the change as an influenced section from among the plurality of sections; a history information control unit that temporarily invalidates the history information about the influenced section; and a navigation unit that calculates a route from a departure place to a destination in consideration of the history information and records, in the history information, a history of a travel of the vehicle which has strayed from the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki Sekiguchi, Arata Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11292521
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyasu Hasejima, Takehito Ogata, Shinya Tagawa, Makoto Ishinoda
  • Patent number: 11293764
    Abstract: A parking assistance device that can, when assisting in angle parking, park a vehicle at a position intended by a driver and in a correct vehicle attitude. The parking assistance device includes a pull-out path computing unit that computes a pull-out path for pulling a vehicle out of a parking space based on parking space information and constraint conditions regarding vehicle behavior, a candidate connection position setting unit that sets a plurality of candidate connection positions the pull-out path, a reachable path computing unit that computes a reachable path that allows the vehicle to reach one of the plurality of candidate connection positions from the initial position, and a parking path setting unit that sets a parking path by connecting the pull-out path and the reachable path. The pull-out path computing unit computes the pull-out path based on the angle of inclination between the road orientation and the parking orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Tagawa, Makoto Ishinoda, Noriyasu Hasejima
  • Patent number: 11285971
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device is mounted on a vehicle capable of automated driving, and comprises an incident detection processing unit which acquires vehicle information representing a control state of the vehicle, and detects an incident that occurred in the vehicle based on the vehicle information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawauchi, Yasushi Nagai, Nobuyoshi Morita, Makoto Kayashima
  • Patent number: 11280628
    Abstract: An in-vehicle processing device includes a storage part configured to store route information on routes on which a host vehicle has previously traveled; a candidate point generation part configured to generate a plurality of candidate points in a predetermined zone relative to a stored route of the route information stored in the storage part based on current peripheral information around the host vehicle and current information on the host vehicle; a candidate route generation part configured to generate a plurality of candidate routes by connecting the plurality of candidate points generated by the candidate point generation part; and a route selection part configured to select one of the plurality of candidate routes generated by the candidate route generation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumi Iwano, Shinya Tagawa, Takayuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11279379
    Abstract: Provided is an assist apparatus for a vehicle leaving a parking space, including an automatic leaving execution unit configured to execute automatic leaving by automatic travel control mode of the vehicle and a switching control unit configured to switch driving of the vehicle from the automatic travel control mode to driver's driving operation mode, in which a state of the vehicle is determined and whether or not to perform a predetermined automatic travel control before switching the drive of the vehicle to the driver's driving operation mode is determined based on the determination result of the state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Sakurai, Yasuhiko Kodate, Toshiyuki Anzai, Katsumi Iwano