Patents Assigned to Clarion Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20200053481
    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: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru UENO, Takao ISHIKAWA, Fumiaki NAKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10559955
    Abstract: There is provided an electrostatic surge prevention structure capable of improving resistance against electrostatic surge, reducing costs and processes, and saving spaces. A flexible printed circuit board 31 connected to a control printed circuit board contained in a front casing 22 is provided at a position corresponding to a gap 41, between the front casing 22 and a touch panel assembly 21, appearing in a display device 12, the flexible printed circuit board 31 has two layers of conductor parts 43 and 44, surfaces of these conductor parts 43 and 44 are covered with insulative coats 46 and 47, an exposed part 44A (or coating part 51 by plating as the exposed part) through which the conductor part 44 is externally exposed is formed at a portion opposing the gap 41 by peeling off the insulative coat 47, and the conductor part 44 having the exposed part 44A (or coating part 51) is grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Morita, Sachiko Toshimori, Yuichi Kaneko, Yuji Adachi
  • Publication number: 20200041287
    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: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya TAGAWA, Makoto ISHINODA, Noriyasu HASEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200041992
    Abstract: The present invention enables a user to accurately perform operation when the user operates a touch panel of a terminal to control propulsion of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanobu NAGASHIMA, Yuki MATSUSHITA, Kenta YASUTOMO
  • Publication number: 20200031397
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyasu HASEJIMA, Takehito OGATA, Makoto ISHINODA, Shinya TAGAWA
  • Patent number: 10540169
    Abstract: An electronic device including a first microcomputer, a second microcomputer, and communication part configured to communicate with an external device is provided. The first microcomputer has a first storage configured to store a first program, and a first controller configured to execute a first process by using the first program stored in the first storage. The second microcomputer has a second storage configured to store a second program, and a second controller configured to execute a second process by using the second program stored in the second storage. The second controller of the second microcomputer acquires, from the external device, difference data for updating the first program stored in the first storage of the first microcomputer by using the communication part, and updates the first program stored in the first storage of the first microcomputer by using the acquired difference data and the second program stored in the second storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Nakagawa, Kazuya Takahashi, Mitsuya Kato, Hisanori Kawakita, Nozomi Toyozaki, Kazunori Tsunashima
  • Patent number: 10540969
    Abstract: A purpose of the present invention is to provide a technique for easily performing accurate voice recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamaguchi, Yasushi Nagai
  • Patent number: 10532682
    Abstract: A vibration generator includes a vibration transmission member and an exciter. The vibration transmission member is disposed in a seat beneath a seat surface of the seat so as to extend longitudinally in a horizontal direction of the seat surface and is able to transmit a vibration in an extending direction of the vibration transmission member in which the vibration transmission member extends longitudinally. The exciter includes a voice coil, a permanent magnet disposed in the vicinity of the voice coil, a yoke supporting the permanent magnet. The exciter transmits the vibration to the vibration transmission member as the yoke and the voice coil approach or leave to each other. The yoke and the voice coil approach or leave in the same direction as the extending direction of the vibration transmission member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Kono
  • Patent number: 10528311
    Abstract: A display device that is to be connected with an information terminal includes: a video reception unit that receives video information about a screen including a cursor from the information terminal; a touch panel that brings up on display the screen based upon the video information received by the video reception unit and detects a touch position specified by a touch operation; and a transmission unit that transmits, to the information terminal, displacement quantity information corresponding to a quantity of displacement from the display position of the cursor to the touch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norikazu Nara, Katsuya Matsuyuki, Noriyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10528150
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device comprises a gesture defection unit, which recognizes a user's hand position located within a predetermined range, a driving state recognition unit which detects a driving state of a vehicle, and a gesture control unit which controls a state of a gesture operation based on a recognition result of the hand position by the gesture detection unit, wherein the gesture control unit disables the gesture operation when the driving state of the vehicle detected by the driving state recognition unit is in a predetermined disabling state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Mori, Takashi Matsubara, Shintaro Takada
  • Patent number: 10521079
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted information device that does not create a cause of an erroneous operation is provided. In a vehicle-mounted information device capable of editing objects 11 to 18 displayed on a touch panel 121, an edit mode of displaying a mark 20 (20a) indicating a direction in which the object 11 is movable is provided, and by a touch operation onto the mark 20 (20a), the selected object 11 and an object 12 of interest which is located in the direction indicated by the mark 20 (20a) are interchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Taro Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10514268
    Abstract: An in-vehicle terminal sends a speech input from a voice input unit as a voice signal to a relay server using a short-range wireless communication unit. The relay server converts the voice data received from the in-vehicle terminal into a string with a voice recognition unit, and makes an inquiry, via a communication unit, to an address database of a database server as to whether the string is a geographical condition. If the string converted by the voice recognition unit is a geographical condition based on the inquiry result of the communication unit, a POI data base is searched based on the geographical condition and a stored non-geographical condition, and the geographical condition is stored in a search history. If the string is a non-geographical condition, the POI database is searched based on the non-geographical condition and the geographical condition stored in the search history, and the non-geographical condition is stored in the search history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamaguchi, Susumu Kojima
  • Patent number: 10516576
    Abstract: Provided is a technology for enabling smooth execution of a plurality of pieces of application software which perform communication via a communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsumoto, Yasushi Nagai, Susumu Kojima, Ryo Shimizu, Motohiro Fuji, Kiminori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10514263
    Abstract: The present invention performs route guidance that excludes a difficult-to-travel section appropriately and provides an alternative route with favorable route quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsunori Maru, Takaaki Sekiguchi, Shinichi Amaya, Arata Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20190370609
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an object detection section that performs convolution computation on an input image based on a captured image obtained by capturing the image with a camera, and that detects an object; a feature map validation section that performs feature map validation validating a likelihood that the input image contains the object on the basis of a feature map obtained by the convolution computation; a time series validation section that performs time series validation validating a result of the feature map validation performed by the feature map validation section in time series; and a detection result correction section that corrects a detection result about the object output by the object detection section on the basis of a result of the time series validation performed by the time series validation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro AKIYAMA, Koichi HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190360837
    Abstract: In a navigation system including a mobile terminal and an in-vehicle apparatus mounted on a vehicle, the in-vehicle apparatus includes a vehicle navigation unit to guide the vehicle from a vehicle navigation starting point to a vehicle navigation destination, and the mobile terminal includes: a display unit to present image information; a walking navigation unit to guide a route for movement on foot from a walking navigation starting point to a walking navigation destination; and a starting point output unit to output, to the display unit, a photographed image of surrounding of the vehicle navigation destination, and auxiliary information indicating the walking navigation starting point by combining with the photographed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUMOTO, Yasushi NAGAI, Tsuyoshi HANO
  • Patent number: 10479271
    Abstract: To allow the driver to identify a notification vibration even in a situation in which the notification vibration may be masked depending on the road conditions. A vehicle notification device (1) randomly extract one of a plurality of pieces of signal data by the number of vibrators (exciters EX1 to EX4), each of the pieces of signal data being different in a combination of an initial frequency and a target frequency and generates a plurality of sweep signals by changing the frequency from the initial frequency to the target frequency of the extracted piece of signal data in cycles. A plurality of notification vibrations whose frequencies change in different frequency ranges are outputted by outputting the generated sweep signals, individually from the vibrators (exciters EX1 to EX4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hashimoto, Kenji Kono, Yasuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10479203
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide a technique for vehicle equipment that can be more easily operated by the user. Vehicle equipment according to the present invention includes a protrusion unit provided near at least one side among four sides forming an outer rim of a rectangular display having a touch panel, the protrusion unit being provided such that a long side of the protrusion unit is substantially in parallel with the one side, wherein a button is provided at at least one of both ends of the protrusion unit in an extending direction of the long side, the button being capable of accepting an input in the extending direction of the long side of the protrusion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keita Katsuno, Shuji Kasai
  • Publication number: 20190347249
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device includes: a storage unit storing map information divided into zones and used at least for screen display; a map drawing unit generating screen information using the map information; a difference detecting unit calculating, as a difference evaluation value, a magnitude of a difference in zone between the map information before update and the map information after update; and a map updating unit determining an order of updating the zones on a basis of a magnitude of the difference evaluation value to update, for each of the zones, the map information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki SEKIGUCHI, Atsushi KUBO, Jun OOTSUKA
  • Patent number: D870078
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinbeom Kim