Patents Assigned to Clarion Co., Ltd.
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10917593
    Abstract: This camera calibration device is provided with: an image acquisition unit into which a plurality of images captured at different times by a camera mounted to a vehicle are inputted; a feature point extraction unit which extracts features points from each of the images inputted into the image acquisition unit; a feature point tracking unit which tracks the feature points between the plurality of images; a vehicle movement acquisition unit which acquires information related to the movement of the vehicle; a trajectory estimation unit which, on the basis of the information acquired by the vehicle movement acquisition unit, estimates the trajectory of the feature points corresponding to the movement of the vehicle; and an internal parameter estimation unit which estimates internal parameters of the camera on the basis of the trajectory of the feature points tracked by the feature point tracking unit, and the trajectory of the feature points estimated by the trajectory estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Morihiko Sakano
  • Publication number: 20210031755
    Abstract: A parking assistance device includes a parking direction specification unit specifying a parking direction in a case where a subject vehicle is parked at a parking region, an obstacle detection unit detecting an obstacle, a detection range setting unit setting a detection range for detecting a bearing of the obstacle, a division unit dividing the detection range in a direction associated with the specified parking direction and generating plural divided ranges, a bearing calculation unit calculating a bearing of the detected obstacle, which is a bearing of a side surface of the obstacle which extends in the parking direction, for each of the divided ranges and calculating an average value of the bearings which are respectively calculated for the divided ranges, and a parking position setting unit setting a parking position where the subject vehicle is parked at the parking region based on the calculated average value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke UMINO, Toshihisa KUWAHARA, Takehito OGATA, Shuzo KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20210031233
    Abstract: A vibration signal generation apparatus includes an absolute value signal generator configured to generate an absolute value signal by detecting an absolute value of amplitude of an acoustic signal, an envelope signal generator configured to generate an envelope signal by detecting an envelope of the absolute value signal, a differentiator configured to differentiate the envelope signal, an amplitude limiter configured to generate an amplitude-limited signal by limiting amplitude of the envelope signal so that an amplitude value of the differentiated envelope signal becomes zero or greater, and a vibration signal generator configured to generate a vibration signal by multiplying the amplitude-limited signal by a reference signal having a frequency that allows a human to perceive a vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi HASHIMOTO, Yasuhiro FUJITA
  • Patent number: 10908891
    Abstract: A software update device includes: a memory unit for storing information about a plurality of HMI devices each including a display device; a selection unit for selecting at least one HMI device among the plurality of HMI devices; an update unit for updating software of an in-vehicle device; and a transmission unit for sending a notification message regarding the update to the one HMI device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyouichi Nakaguma, Tomochika Ozaki, Hidetoshi Teraoka
  • Patent number: 10896676
    Abstract: A server system includes: a related word storage unit that stores information representing a relation between a plurality of registered words; a content storage unit that stores information about a content corresponding to any one of the plurality of words; a communication unit that acquires an input word; a related word search unit that searches for a related word, which is related to the acquired input word, by using the related word storage unit; and a content determination unit that provides a user with any of information about a content corresponding to the input word and information about a content corresponding to the related word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsumoto, Makoto Orino, Takuya Fujieda, Kimio Okamoto, Noriyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10889221
    Abstract: There is provided a sound pickup device capable of satisfactorily picking up sound from a seated person side. A sound pickup device 1 includes a headrest 11 which is provided with an opening 29 on a seating surface 11a side, and has a recess 25 formed in the opening 29, and two or more sound pickup means, a first sound pickup means 31 and a second sound pickup means 32 are disposed in the recess 25 of the headrest 11, and the first sound pickup means 31 and the second sound pickup means 32 are disposed so that distances to the first sound pickup means 31 and the second sound pickup means 32 from a portion, closest to the seating surface 11a, of the opening 29 of the headrest 11 are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Takei, Naoki Takada
  • Publication number: 20210006919
    Abstract: There is provided an audio signal processing apparatus including a adjusting circuit configured to adjust an acoustic transfer function obtained based on an arrival sound, which is collected by a sound collector, arrived from a direction which forms a particular angle to the sound collector, the adjusting circuit adjusting the acoustic transfer function by applying a process to an amplitude spectrum of the acoustic transfer function, the process including more amplifying a frequency component having an amplitude of the amplitude spectrum is greater than a particular reference level and more attenuating a frequency component having an amplitude of the amplitude spectrum is less than the particular reference level, and a processing circuit configured to add, to the audio signal, information indicating an arrival direction of a sound based on the acoustic transfer function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki KASHINA
  • Patent number: 10887702
    Abstract: To make it possible to take countermeasures against noises of a loudspeaker by means of a simple configuration. A loudspeaker 10 includes: a bobbin 15 that is provided with a voice coil 31; a diaphragm 13 that is connected to the bobbin 15; a frame 11 that supports the diaphragm 13; and a magnetic circuit section 17 that includes a magnet 22. The loudspeaker 10 further includes: a first conductive body 41 that is connected to the voice coil 31 and is led out to the outside of a bobbin 15A; and a second conductive body 51 that is connected to the first conductive body 41 and penetrates the magnet 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Ueno, Takao Ishikawa, Fumiaki Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20200408560
    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: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihisa KUWAHARA, Takayuki KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20200406917
    Abstract: An in-vehicle apparatus includes: a check direction determination unit determining a check direction for which the driver of an own vehicle needs a checking action for checking the safety based on a traveling direction of a roadway adjacent to a stall and an unparking direction; a direction information acquisition unit acquiring at least one of the line of sight or the facing direction of the face of the driver; a check occurrence determination unit setting a detection range of the line of sight based on the check direction, and determining whether or not at least the one is within the detection range so as to determine occurrence of the checking action; and a notification control unit controlling a display unit, a speaker, or a vibrator to execute a notification action when the check occurrence determination unit determines that there is no checking action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi AKACHI, Hiroshi SHOJIMA, Kunio SASADA
  • Patent number: 10877719
    Abstract: An audio device comprises a display unit which displays information, a screen information storage unit which stores screen information of a predetermined application, an acceptance unit which accepts a selection of an application, a selection information storage unit which stores selection information of the application accepted by the acceptance unit, an audio device communication unit which sends the application selection information to the portable terminal and receives information according to the application selection information, and a screen display control unit which, upon receiving information according to the application selection information from the audio device communication unit, displays on the display unit a screen using the screen information stored in the screen information storage unit based on the application selection information stored in the selection information storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsumi Sano