Patents Assigned to Increment P Corporation
  • Patent number: 9153130
    Abstract: A terminal unit (400) of a navigation system (100) transmits to a server (300) list request information containing a rectangular code corresponding to a predetermined display rectangular area of a travel route map. The terminal unit (400) acquires from the server (300) a server POI list corresponding to the rectangular code of the list request information, and when recognizing that the server POI list contains POI individual information corresponding to terminal base data that is not stored in a terminal base storage area, the terminal unit (400) transmits base data request information about POIID of the POI individual information to the server (300). Upon acquisition of server base data corresponding to the base data request information from the server (300), the terminal unit (400) stores the server base data in the terminal base storage area as terminal base data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, INCREMENT P CORPORATION, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Iwahori, Yoshihide Hamaguchi, Yasushi Kikuchi, Ryota Shitamatsu, Hiroyuki Kashima
  • Patent number: 8315801
    Abstract: An information terminal device that clearly displays routes and directions to be taken is provided. A method for controlling the information terminal device, a program for controlling the information terminal device, a recording medium on which the program for controlling the information terminal device is recorded, and a communication network are also provided. An information terminal device displays surrounding area information including a display of the destination and a symbol representing the street leading to the destination from an exit of the nearest station, and image information formed by adding an arrow representing the direction toward the destination to a photograph of the street leading to the destination from the exit of the nearest station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Increment P Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuo Takagi
  • Publication number: 20120200604
    Abstract: The map display device may be a mobile terminal device, and a map is displayed on the display unit. The display unit may be a liquid crystal display device of touch-panel type, and detects the contact position of the contact body such as a user's finger, a touch pen or else. When plural contact bodies contact the display unit, the display mode is changed from the normal display mode to the map rotation mode based on the movement amounts of the contact bodies. In the map rotation mode, the displayed map is rotated and displayed based on the movement amount of the contact position of the contact body. When only one contact body is in contact with the display unit after the change to the map rotation mode, the displayed map is rotated and displayed based on the movement amount of the contact position of the one contact body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicants: INCREMENT P CORPORATION, PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi Imaeda, Fukutarou Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20120109968
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a point database of position information and address information (text data of an address without a predetermined area name) for a point and with which a point search process is executed; a map database that includes text data of an area name for map display and with which a map display process is executed; and a control unit that, when a process is executed that uses text data of an address of a search point retrieved by the point search process, acquires from the point database, the position information and address information of the search point, acquires based on the position information of the search point and from the map database, the text data of the area name in the address of the search point, combines the acquired address information and acquired text data, generating the text data of the address of the search point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicants: INCREMENT P CORPORATION, PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Nonaka, Takashi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8131457
    Abstract: A navigation terminal device includes a map information display unit 771, a destination display unit 773, a route line drawing unit 774 for holding retrieved location information or destination information or both of them and drawing a route from a reference point based on the retrieved information or destination information to the destination or the retrieved location information so as to be superimposed on the screen with the map information displayed thereon, and route searching unit 775 for exchanging the display between the reference point and the destination if the reference point disappears from the screen when the destination is displayed, thereby permitting to follow the route from the displayed reference point to the destination or from the destination to the reference point. In this configuration, the operability of a terminal device having a small capacity of screen can be improved and the burden for the user can be relaxed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Increment P Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kumada, Toshie Shirahama
  • Patent number: 8126644
    Abstract: A PC of a travel support system displays running video of a predetermined route, and if a predetermined intersection is set as a warning point by a user, sends warning point setting information to a server. If the server acquires the warning point setting information from the PC, the server updates a user DB. A navigational device sends travel route related information of a travel route set by the user to the server. The server sends detailed guidance information of the warning point included in the traveling route set in the navigational device to the navigational device. Upon arrival at the warning point, the navigational device notifies detailed guidance, and upon arrival at an existing guidance point, the navigational device notifies existing guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Increment P Corporation
    Inventor: Kouji Amano
  • Publication number: 20120041678
    Abstract: The position information detecting apparatus obtains pinpoint information which coincides with the first address part of the inputted address information, and thereafter detects the pinpoint information which coincides with the second address part inputted. If the position information detecting apparatus can detect the pinpoint information, it determines the position information included in the detected pinpoint information as the detection-object position information. If the position information detecting apparatus cannot detect the pinpoint information, it searches for the range information which coincides with the first address part of the inputted address information. Then, the position information detecting apparatus estimates the position information corresponding to the inputted address information by using the searched range information and the searched pinpoint information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicants: INCREMENT P CORPORATION, PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120023106
    Abstract: There are provided a map information processing apparatus, a map information processing method, a map information processing program and a recording medium, which provide house-contour data with valuable information such as address information and the like in an effective manner and with a high degree of accuracy, while remarkably minimizing time and cost as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicants: INCREMENT P CORPORATION, PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kurata, Wazo Fukuhara
  • Publication number: 20120001936
    Abstract: Provided are a map information processing device, a map information processing method, a map information processing program, and a recording medium by which useful information such as address information can be given to an architectural structural shape efficiently with high accuracy while the time and cost are drastically reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicants: INCREMENT P CORPORATION, PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kurata, Wazo Fukuhara
  • Publication number: 20110288766
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus that provides guidance along a route to a destination using a guidance image on which a plurality of guidance signs, respectively indicative of a guidance direction at a guidance point, are arranged in order of proximity to a current point, includes a setting unit that preliminarily sets a first given distance from the current point; an extracting unit that extracts a given guidance point on the route; a calculating unit that calculates a distance from the current point to the given guidance point extracted by the extracting unit; and a display control unit that when the distance to the given guidance point calculated by the calculating unit becomes equal to or less than the first given distance, changes a color of a guidance sign at the guidance point to a color different from an current display color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicants: INCREMENT P CORPORATION, PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Nagasawa, Kenji Kikui, Kumiko Shudo, Satoshi Sasaki, Kazuo Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20110242324
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires traffic information concerning a specified region; a displaying unit that displays a photographic image of the specified region; and a display controlling unit that, when a congestion state depicted in a road part of the photographic image of the specified region and a congestion state indicated by the traffic information acquired by the acquiring unit differ, processes the road part into an image depicting an actual congestion state according to the traffic information and causes the image to be displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicants: PIONEER CORPORATION, INCREMENT P CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Hirose, Yuzuru Fujita, Kazutoshi Momiyama, Fumiaki Ise, Kazuniri Akimoto
  • Publication number: 20110167065
    Abstract: A data generating apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires text data (name data) related to a name associated with position information; a classifying unit that using the acquired position data, classifies the name data according to given regions; an integrating unit that integrates neighboring regions such that the total data size of the name data included in regions to be integrated does not exceed a predetermined given data size; a storage unit that groups the name data according to integrated regions and stores the grouped name data as a name dictionary to be used in both a facility search process and a map display process; and an extracting unit that from the classified name data, extracts the name data common to regions of a given number or more, where the storage unit groups and stores the common name data as a common name dictionary different from the name dictionary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicants: Pioneer Corporation, Increment P Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsaku Toyoda, Takashi Hanyuda, Takashi Hashimoto, Ippei Nambata, Hajime Adachi
  • Publication number: 20110122141
    Abstract: In a map data recording device (100), a setting section (104) sets a group by combining parcel data so that the total amount of data is within the upper limit value acquired by an upper limit data amount acquiring section (102) or the total number of pieces of data is within the upper limit number of pieces acquired by an upper limit number-of-pieces of data acquiring section (103). A compression section (105) then groups the parcel data for compression and a recording control section (106) records it on a recording section (101). Further, in a map display (110), a reading section (112) reads the parcel data in a group unit from the recording section (101) and extends the parcel data read by an extension section (113). A display control section (114) then controls a display section (111) and selects parcel data included in a display range from the extended parcel data to display it on the display section (111).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicants: PIONEER CORPORATION, INCREMENT P CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsaku Toyoda, Ippei Nambata, Hajime Adachi
  • Patent number: 7930099
    Abstract: The map updating system (100) includes a server unit (400) and a terminal unit (300, 300A, 300B). The server unit (400) has an updated contents recognizer that recognizes updated contents of updated map information and generates updated contents information, a user recognizer that recognizes distribution request information and also recognizes user information containing the distribution request information when determining that the updated contents information contains request contents of the distribution request information, and an information transmitter that transmits the updated map information to the terminal unit (300, 300A, 300B) corresponding to the user information such that the map information can partially be rewritten with a part of the updated map information. The terminal unit (300, 300A, 300B) includes a terminal map updating section that acquires the transmitted updated map information and stores the part of the updated map information in a terminal storage section in a rewritable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Increment P Corporation
    Inventor: Yasufumi Iwahori
  • Publication number: 20100325145
    Abstract: A search word candidate outputting apparatus includes: a keyword database storing a pair of word/phrase-attribute information composed of a word/phrase inputted as a keyword, and attribute information indicating an attribute of a word/phrase as a keyword, a next word predictive candidate database configured to store a pair of attribute information-sentence composed of the attribute information, and a sentence expected to be inputted together with the word/phrase for which the attribute is indicated by the attribute information, a next word predictive candidate extraction device that, based on a pair of word/phrase-attribute information, extracts attribute information corresponding to a word/phrase from the keyword type database, and based on a pair of attribute information-sentence, extracts a sentence which constitutes a pair of attribute information-sentence together with the attribute information, from the next word predictive candidate database, and a display configured to display the inputted word/phrase
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicants: PIONEER CORPORATION, INCREMENT P CORPORATION, MOBILEMEDIA BRAIN ASSOCIATION, INC.
    Inventor: Takashi HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 7818125
    Abstract: Based on a transfer request from a portable terminal though an input operation or communication, a two-dimensional code is generated, the code containing information of a scale rate of map information for guidance displayed on the in-vehicle terminal and a current position of a vehicle. The two-dimensional code is displayed on a terminal display unit together with a region of the map information corresponding to a region to be displayed on the portable terminal. When the portable terminal captures the two-dimensional code with an image pickup unit, the portable terminal recognizes the scale rate and the current position with a code analyzer, receives a region of the map information corresponding to the scale rate and containing at least the current position from the server unit and displays the information on the portable terminal display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Increment P Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Hatano, Koji Hirose, Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20100262622
    Abstract: In an information providing apparatus, a keyword attribute file KF which brings a keyword which can be inputted by a user, a keyword attribute corresponding to the keyword, and a judgment value in correspondence with each other is referred to, and based on a comparison of a judgment value corresponding to an input keyword with a judgment reference value, a keyword attribute is extracted, and based on the extracted keyword attribute and an input keyword, information to be searched is searched, and provided to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicants: PIONEER CORPORATION, INCREMENT P CORPORATION, MOBILEMEDIA BRAIN ASSOCIATION, INC.
    Inventor: HIROFUMI SAITO
  • Patent number: 7779066
    Abstract: An information distributing machine distributes only information comparatively related to a user. The information distributing machine has a memory for storing a moving path of every user. The information distributing machine also has a distribution information entry unit for accepting distribution information including position information. A controller determines whether there is particular relationship between the moving path stored in the memory and the position information included in the distribution information. The information distribution machine transmits the distribution information to a user when there is the relationship between the moving path of that user and the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Increment P. Corporation
    Inventor: Kaoru Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20100174705
    Abstract: A stay location connection information register device retains history information including user information and stay location information. A history information searching unit searches history information coincident with a predetermined condition. A stay location connection information generating unit generates link information of the stay location by the unit of the user information with using the history information searched by the history information searching unit. Then, the stay location connection information register unit registers the stay location connection information. In this manner, since the stay location connection information register device generates the link information of the stay location with using the history information, the stay location connection information register device can define a correspondent relation between the stay locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicants: PIONEER CORPORATION, INCREMENT P CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasufumi Iwahori
  • Publication number: 20100114479
    Abstract: The position information detecting apparatus obtains pinpoint information which coincides with the first address part of the inputted address information, and thereafter detects the pinpoint information which coincides with the second address part inputted. If the position information detecting apparatus can detect the pinpoint information, it determines the position information included in the detected pinpoint information as the detection-object position information. If the position information detecting apparatus cannot detect the pinpoint information, it searches for the range information which coincides with the first address part of the inputted address information. Then, the position information detecting apparatus estimates the position information corresponding to the inputted address information by using the searched range information and the searched pinpoint information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicants: PIONEER CORPORATION, INCREMENT P CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Hashimoto