Patents Assigned to DENSO TEN LIMITED
  • Publication number: 20220020044
    Abstract: A taxi management device includes: an information acquisition unit that acquires first information including information specifying a use language of a first person and second information including information specifying an interpretable language of a second person; and a discount setting unit that performs discount setting of a fare of the second person at a time of ride-sharing of taxi by the first person and the second person based on the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Shinichi TANAKA, Shinichi SHIOTSU, Haruki SHIRAISHI, Minoru MAEHATA, Miki HITOTSUYA, Tomohiro IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220017104
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus includes a processor having hardware. The processor is configured to acquire vehicle speed data before an ABS of a vehicle is activated and vehicle speed data when the ABS of the vehicle is stopped, calculate a coefficient of sliding friction based on the vehicle speed data before the ABS is activated and the vehicle speed data when the ABS is stopped, determine whether the coefficient of sliding friction is equal to or smaller than a threshold, and detect that a slip due to road freezing has occurred when the coefficient of sliding friction is equal to or smaller than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Hidetsugu HIGUCHI, Hiromi TONEGAWA, Kenji TSUMURA, Hideaki MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11195032
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a delimiting line detection unit configured to detect a delimiting line candidate based on image data obtained by capturing a surrounding of a vehicle, the delimiting line candidate being a candidate of a delimiting line that delimits a parking space; and an exclusion determination unit configured to determine whether or not to exclude the delimiting line candidate detected by the delimiting line detection unit from the candidate of the delimiting line. In a case where a plurality of the delimiting line candidates is detected within a predetermined range in the image data, the exclusion determination unit determines whether or not to exclude the delimiting line candidate from the candidate of the delimiting line by comparing edge strength of the plurality of delimiting line candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okada, Hiroaki Sano, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Atsushi Yoshihara, Jun Kanetake, Ryo Yoshimura, Tomoki Shidori
  • Patent number: 11188767
    Abstract: An image generation device includes: an image acquisition unit which acquires images taken by cameras installed in a vehicle; a storage unit which stores self vehicle data indicating the vehicle having such gloss that a certain region is higher in brightness than the other region; a bird's eye image generation unit which generates a neighborhood image that is an image of the vehicle and a neighborhood of the vehicle as viewed from a virtual point of view based on the acquired images; a 3D image generation unit which generates a three-dimensional self-vehicle image being a three-dimensional image of the vehicle; and an image synthesis unit which generates a synthesized image in which the self-vehicle image is superimposed on the neighborhood image, and the 3D image generation unit generates the three-dimensional self-vehicle image based on the self vehicle data that is read out from the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Iino, Michihiro Takada, Mayuko Maeda
  • Patent number: 11188174
    Abstract: A control apparatus according to an embodiment includes a microcomputer configured to function as a first calibrator and a second calibrator. The first calibrator performs a calibration in a two-point touch in which a number of touch points is two on a resistive film touch panel. The second calibrator performs the calibration in a one-point touch in which the number of the touch points is one based on a set value set by the first calibrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventor: Nobuaki Kajimoto
  • Patent number: 11189109
    Abstract: A data collection apparatus includes: a collection unit which collects data relating to respective vehicles from vehicular devices installed in the respective vehicles; a reception unit which receives a prescribed communication amount specified; and a providing unit which provides a user interface that provides guidance on manipulations for specifying a data collection condition so that a communication amount of data collected by the collection unit falls within the specified communication amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Tomofumi Soda, Yoshitaka Hirashima, Tatsuya Hamaoka
  • Patent number: 11182627
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a detection unit which detects partition line candidates that are candidates for a partition line for partitioning a parking frame, based on edge lines that are detected based on luminance of each pixel of image data taken by shooting a neighborhood of a vehicle; and a generation unit which generates an integrated partition line candidate by integrating the partition line candidates detected by the detection unit, according to a prescribed integration condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okada, Hiroaki Sano, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Atsushi Yoshihara, Jun Kanetake, Ryo Yoshimura, Tomoki Shidori
  • Patent number: 11181909
    Abstract: A remote vehicle control device includes: a communication unit configured to receive synthetic images which show a surrounding area of a vehicle as seen from virtual viewpoints and each of which is generated on the basis of plural images acquired by plural on-board cameras mounted on the vehicle, respectively; a display unit configured to display the synthetic images; an operation unit configured for controlling the vehicle; a signal generating unit configured to generate control signals for the vehicle, based on operations on the operation unit; and a sensor unit configured to detect impacts. The control signals are transmitted to the vehicle via the communication unit, and when the sensor unit detects an impact, a control signal for stopping is transmitted to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Fumiaki Bando, Minoru Maehata, Miki Hitotsuya
  • Patent number: 11182626
    Abstract: An attached object detection apparatus includes a setting part, a calculator, and a detector. A setting part sets a plurality of divided regions within a captured image captured by an image capturing apparatus. A calculator calculates, for each of the plurality of divided regions and based on luminance of pixels in the divided region, a representative luminance value and an amount of luminance dispersion. A detector detects, as an attached region that has an attached object, a divided region among the plurality of divided regions that satisfies the following conditions: i) a first difference is equal to or smaller than a first predetermined difference, ii) a second difference is equal to or smaller than a second predetermined difference, and iii) the representative luminance value of the current divided region is equal to or smaller than a first predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Ikeda, Nobunori Asayama, Takashi Kono, Yasushi Tani, Daisuke Yamamoto, Tomokazu Oki, Teruhiko Kamibayashi
  • Patent number: 11170487
    Abstract: An adhered substance detection apparatus includes a controller configured to function as a determination part, an extractor, and a detector. The determination part determines a representative edge direction using a predetermined angle range as a unit for each pixel area of a plurality of pixel areas of a photographic image photographed by a photographing device, the representative edge direction being determined for each of the pixel areas based on an edge angle of each pixel included in the pixel area. The extractor extracts an array pattern in which a plurality of the pixel areas having a same representative edge direction are continuously arranged along a predetermined scanning direction based on the representative edge directions of the pixel areas determined by the determination part. The detector detects whether an adhered substance area exists on a lens of the photographing device based on the array pattern extracted by the extractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Ikeda, Nobunori Asayama, Takashi Kono, Yasushi Tani, Daisuke Yamamoto, Tomokazu Oki, Teruhiko Kamibayashi
  • Patent number: 11170235
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an extraction unit which extracts edge lines based on image data taken by an imaging device by shooting a neighborhood of a vehicle; a selection unit which selects, as a pair of edge lines, edge lines that satisfy a prescribed condition from the extracted edge lines; an exclusion unit which, in a case where a non-paint-out region exists between the pair of edge lines, excludes quasi-edge lines that form the non-paint-out region from the pair of edge lines; and a detection unit which detects a partition line that partitions a parking frame based on the pair of edge lines from which the quasi-edge lines are excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okada, Hiroaki Sano, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Atsushi Yoshihara, Jun Kanetake, Ryo Yoshimura, Tomoki Shidori
  • Patent number: 11164569
    Abstract: In a sound signal processing apparatus, a communication part receives a far-end sound signal from a smartphone serving as a sound source. A correlation value calculator calculates a correlation value indicative of a correlation between the far-end sound signal and a sending sound signal that includes an echo signal deriving from the far-end sound signal. When the correlation value is equal to or smaller than a predetermined suppression threshold, a determiner determines to suppress the far-end sound signal. When the determiner has determined to suppress the far-end sound signal, a suppressor suppresses the far-end sound signal, and outputs the suppressed far-end sound signal to a sound volume adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventor: Makoto Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11157757
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an extraction unit which extracts a horizontal edge line in which edge points are arranged consecutively in a horizontal direction from an image taken that contains an image of a parking frame; a detection unit which detects a three-dimensional indication body to serve as a stop position indication body in the parking frame based on the horizontal edge line extracted by the extraction unit; and a determining unit which, in a case where a plurality of the horizontal edge lines are arranged in a vertical direction in an image of the three-dimensional indication body detected by the detection unit, determines the stop position regarding one of the plurality of the horizontal edge lines other than a highest horizontal edge line in the vertical direction as corresponding to a top end line of the three-dimensional indication body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okada, Hiroaki Sano, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Atsushi Yoshihara, Jun Kanetake, Ryo Yoshimura, Tomoki Shidori
  • Publication number: 20210323470
    Abstract: A display control device includes a processor. The processor being configured to: gather a captured image from an imaging section that captures images of outside a vehicle; in a case in which an event notifiable to a driver of the vehicle has been detected based on peripheral information relating to a periphery of the vehicle, generate an interruption image including a captured image relating to the event and information indicating a direction in which the event has arisen relative to the vehicle; and perform processing to display the generated interruption image in a notification region configuring part of a display region of a display device that is visible to the driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Rio MIZUNO, Kazuya OHTAKE, Hiroshi MAJIMA, Kazuki SASAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210327396
    Abstract: A display control device provided at a vehicle and including a processor, a first display section, a second display section adjacent to the first display section, and a third display section adjacent to the second display section in a different direction from the first display section. The processor being configured to: control the first display section, the second display section, and the third display section; acquire notification information to be notified to a driver of the vehicle; and execute an animation such that the notification information currently being displayed on one of the first display section or the third display section is displayed on the second display section and then displayed on another of the first display section or the third display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Kazuya OHTAKE, Rio MIZUNO, Kazuki SASAMOTO, Hiroshi MAJIMA
  • Patent number: 11153484
    Abstract: An image processing device used on a mobile body has: a determiner configured to determine one out of a plurality of combination patterns as to the presence or absence of an object in a plurality of predetermined regions around the mobile body; and a generator configured to generate a composite image by projecting onto a virtual projection surface a plurality of shot images acquired by a plurality of cameras taking images of the surroundings of the mobile body. The generator is configured to select, out of a plurality of projection surfaces prepared beforehand, the projection surface used in generating the composite image in accordance with the combination pattern determined by the determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO TEN Limited, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Iino, Michihiro Takada, Mayuko Maeda, Toshihiro Takagi, Yasutaka Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 11148547
    Abstract: A charging control device of a vehicle-mountable control system includes: a plurality of chargers corresponding to respective power feeding methods; a charging communication device configured to communicate with a charging facility external to a vehicle; and an integrated controller configured to communicate with each of the plurality of chargers and the charging communication device. The electric power of the charging facility is supplied to a vehicle-mounted battery through the charger corresponding to the power feeding method of the charging facility. The plurality of chargers, the charging communication device and the integrated controller are connected to one another through a first communication line used only for charging control. Of the plurality of chargers, the charging communication device and the integrated controller, only the integrated controller is connected to a second communication line to which a traveling controller is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Nakao, Tsuyoshi Hirose, Yuho Terai
  • Patent number: 11150338
    Abstract: An azimuth calculation device includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire signals of plural receiving antennas of an antenna group in which the plural receiving antennas are arranged in each of a first axis direction and a second axis direction, based on reception signals received by the antenna group; a first azimuth calculation unit configured to perform a calculation of a direction of arrival of radio wave in the first axis direction based on the signals of the plural receiving antennas acquired; a vector decomposition unit configured to perform vector decomposition with respect to each of antenna arrangement positions in the second axis direction using a result of the calculation by the first azimuth calculation unit; and a second azimuth calculation unit configured to perform a calculation of a direction of arrival of radio wave in the second axis direction, using a result of the vector decomposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kurono, Hiroki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11145041
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a setting unit configured to set an area, as a first area, in which at least one delimiting line for delimiting a parking space is detected in a first image of plural images continuously captured while moving; and a prediction unit configured to predict, based on the first area, a second area in which the at least one delimiting line is to be detected in at least one second image of the plural images, the at least one second image being captured later in time than the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okada, Hiroaki Sano, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Atsushi Yoshihara, Jun Kanetake, Ryo Yoshimura, Tomoki Shidori
  • Patent number: 11143755
    Abstract: A radar apparatus detects objects in a vicinity of a host vehicle on which the radar apparatus is mounted. The radar apparatus includes a microcomputer configured to operate as a prediction processor that calculates a prediction position of a previously detected target in a current detection cycle and an extrapolation processor that executes an extrapolation to determine that a same target as the previously detected target exists in the prediction position for the current detection cycle. The extrapolation processor executes the extrapolation when the prediction position is outside a detection range of the radar apparatus and a speed of the host vehicle is lower than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Shinya Aoki, Seiya Fujitsu