Patents Assigned to Clarion Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10754902
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a processing device communication with an information terminal. The system includes an input unit receiving user input, a display unit, a screen transition unit which decides a screen to be displayed and performs a screen transition based on the input of the input unit and the display unit, a screen transition score calculation unit which calculates a screen transition score for each screen transition, an item database which associates and stores an item name and attribute, an attribute score database which associates and stores the item attribute and an attribute score, an item search unit which searches the item database based on the user's input, and extracts the item attribute, and a score addition unit which adds the screen transition score calculated by the score calculation unit to the attribute score associated with the item attribute extracted by the item search unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Ishiguro, Akira Tanaka, Kazushige Hiroi
  • Patent number: 10755421
    Abstract: A tracking device includes: an imaging unit that inputs an image into an image input unit; a first moving body detection unit that calculates an optical flow and detects a position and a direction of movement of a moving body based on the calculated optical flow; a second moving body detection unit that detects a position and a direction of movement based on a plurality of overhead images generated; a third moving body detection unit that detects a position and a direction of movement by integrating detection results from the first and second moving body detection units; a tracked moving body confirmation unit that determines a moving body to be tracked based on detection results from the first to third moving body detection units; an estimation unit that estimates a future position and direction of movement; and a tracking unit that tracks the tracked moving body and identifies a position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyasu Hasejima, Takehito Ogata, Kenji Katou
  • Patent number: 10755384
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide an object detection method such that an object such as a vehicle can be detected from an image captured by an on-board camera even when a lens of the on-board camera is dirty. In order to achieve the objective, in this object detection method for detecting an object included in a captured image, an original image including the object to be detected is prepared from the captured image, a processed image is generated from the prepared original image by applying predetermined processing to the original image, and learning regarding restoration of an image of the object to be detected is performed using the original image and the processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Akiyama, Koichi Hamada, Yoshitaka Uchida, Takehito Ogata
  • Patent number: 10750283
    Abstract: Attenuation of output levels is suppressed while interference due to a plurality of vibrators is reduced. An acoustic control device 30 performs correction processing of correcting phase delay characteristics including transmission systems from exciters 21L and 21R which are first and second vibrators connected with a rigid body, on acoustic signals SR and SL. Thereafter, the acoustic control device 30 controls the exciters 21L and 21R on the basis of the corrected acoustic signals SL1 and SR1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutomo Fukue, Takeshi Hashimoto, Kenji Kono, Yasuhiro Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200239022
    Abstract: To allow an alarm vibration generated by a vibration generator to be recognized by a user through a vibration transmission member. A vehicle alarm device (100) includes a vibration generator (30) configured to generate an alarm vibration having a frequency corresponding to a frequency of a received alarm signal, a vibration transmission member (90) configured to transmit the alarm vibration to a user, a travel situation information acquisition unit (70) configured to acquire travel situation information in accordance with a travel situation of the vehicle, and an alarm signal generator (70) configured to generate the alarm signal such that when the value of the acquired travel situation information is high, a signal to be inputted to the vibration generator (30) includes at least a high-band frequency and such that when the value of the travel situation information is low, the signal to be inputted to the vibration generator (30) includes at least a low-band frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi HASHIMOTO, Yasuhiro FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20200223448
    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: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo SAKURAI, Yasuhiko KODATE, Toshiyuki ANZAI, Katsumi IWANO
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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