Patents Assigned to Pioneer Corporation
  • Patent number: 11519727
    Abstract: The above measurement device acquires output data from a sensor unit for detecting surrounding feature, and extracts, from the output data, data corresponding to detection result in a predetermined range in a predetermined positional relation with an own position. The predetermined range is determined in accordance with accuracy of the own position. Then, the measurement device executes predetermined processing based on the extracted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazufumi Fujiya, Tomoaki Iwai, Masahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 11522163
    Abstract: A sealing structure (200) seals a light emitting unit (140) and includes a first inorganic film (210), a second inorganic film (220), a first resin-containing film (230), and a second resin-containing film (240). The film thickness of the first inorganic film (210) is equal to or greater than 1 nm and equal to or less than 300 nm. The first resin-containing film (230) is in contact with the first inorganic film (210) and includes a first resin. The second inorganic film (220) is positioned on an opposite side of the first inorganic film (210) with the first resin-containing film (230) interposed between the first and second inorganic films. The second resin-containing film (240) is positioned between the first resin-containing film (230) and the second inorganic film (220) and is in contact with the second inorganic film (220). The second resin-containing film (240) includes a second resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Tanisako
  • Patent number: 11519736
    Abstract: The measurement device acquires positional information of a measurement object stored in a storage unit, and acquires point group information of points indicating a surrounding feature acquired by an external sensor. Then, the measurement device calculates the positional information indicating a predetermined position of the measurement object existing in a predetermined range based on the point group information existing in the predetermined range, and outputs its reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazufumi Fujiya, Tomoaki Iwai, Masahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 11511747
    Abstract: A control device (100) can communicate with a first sensor (300) for detecting an object around a first vehicle and is equipped on the first vehicle (500). The control device (100) includes a first acquisition unit, a second acquisition unit, a detection unit, and a determination unit. The first acquisition unit acquires a sensing result being a result of detecting an object around the first vehicle (500) from the first sensor (300) equipped on the first vehicle (500). The second acquisition unit acquires positional information of a specified object being an object for performance measurement of the first sensor (300). The detection unit detects the specified object existing within a reference distance from the first vehicle (500), by use of positional information of the first vehicle (500) and positional information of the specified object. The determination unit determines performance of the first sensor (300), based on the sensing result of the specified object by the first sensor (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Gotoda, Makoto Kurahashi, Hiroshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 11512962
    Abstract: An onboard device 1 acquires, from map DB 10 including voxel data, reliability information included in the voxel data corresponding to voxels around the route when determining that the accuracy of an estimated position has decreased. Then, on the basis of the acquired reliability information, the onboard device 1 sets a voxel suitable for estimating the own vehicle position as a reference voxel Btag. Then, the onboard device 1 output, to an electronic control device of the vehicle, control information for correcting the target track of the vehicle so as for the vehicle to pass the position suitable for measuring the reference voxel Btag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 11502269
    Abstract: A light-emitting device (100) includes a substrate (110), a first electrode (120), an auxiliary electrode (124), an insular conductive layer (126), an insulating layer (170), an organic layer (130), and a second electrode (140). The first electrode (120) is formed over the substrate (110), and is formed using a transparent conductive material. The auxiliary electrode (124) is formed over the first electrode (120). The conductive layer (126) is formed over the first electrode (120), and is formed of the same material as that of the auxiliary electrode (124). The insulating layer (170) is formed over a portion of the first electrode (120), and covers the auxiliary electrode (124) and the conductive layer (126). The organic layer (130) is formed over the first electrode (120), and the second electrode (140) is formed over the organic layer (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11487002
    Abstract: A measurement device (200) includes a measurement unit (202) which performs measurement by emitting electromagnetic waves and scanning an object with the electromagnetic waves, and a control unit (204) which controls the measurement unit (202). The measurement unit (202) is operable in a first scan mode in which the object is scanned in a first direction, or a second scan mode in which the object is scanned in a second direction different from the first direction. The control unit (204) determines a scan mode to be executed by the measurement unit (202).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehiro Matsuda, Shogo Miyanabe
  • Patent number: 11486558
    Abstract: A light-emitting device (20) includes a light-emitting region (140). The light-emitting region (140) includes a plurality of light-emitting units (142) and a plurality of light-transmitting units (144), and each of the plurality of light-transmitting units (144) is located between the light-emitting elements (142) adjacent to each other. The light-emitting region (140) is located on a side of one surface (outer surface (202)) of a base material (200) having light-transmitting properties and has an inclination with respect to the one surface (outer surface (202)). The base material (200) is rear glass of an automobile. The base material (200) partitions a region outside a mobile object (region (RG1)) from a region inside the mobile object (region (RG2)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuaki Arai
  • Patent number: 11479165
    Abstract: This system for detecting the surrounding conditions of a moving body forcibly changes the state of at least one of a plurality of lighting devices (change from an unlit sate to a lighting state or a blinking state, change in the emission color, or change in the luminance) installed inside the moving body, if an object to which attention must be paid during traveling of the moving body is detected in the surroundings of the moving body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 11454514
    Abstract: The distance estimation device acquires distances from a movable body at a first time and a second time to two ground objects, respectively, and acquires a distance between the two ground objects. Then, the distance estimation device calculates a moving distance of the movable body from the first time to the second time based on the acquired results. Thus, the distance estimation device calculates the moving distance of the movable body by using arbitrary ground objects measurable from the movable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoko Niihara, Masahiro Kato, Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11437956
    Abstract: In an electromagnetic wave generation device including a plurality of electromagnetic wave generation elements, an instantaneous maximum power consumption during an electromagnetic wave generation operation is reduced. Specifically, the electromagnetic wave generation device includes a plurality of electromagnetic wave generation elements that are divided into a plurality of groups, and a control unit that causes the plurality of electromagnetic wave generation elements to oscillate while shifting a timing in units of group. For example, the control unit causes the plurality of electromagnetic wave generation elements to oscillate such that when the number of the plurality of groups is n, an oscillation start timing of the group that performs mth oscillation (m is a natural number equal to or larger than 2 and equal to or smaller than n) is the same timing as or after an oscillation end timing of the group that performs (m?1)th oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11430230
    Abstract: The storage device according to the present invention is characterized by comprising: a feature amount detection unit that detects feature amounts related to actions of an occupant in a moving body; an excitement degree acquisition unit that acquires excitement degree information indicating the degree of excitement of the occupant when the feature amounts have been detected; and a feature amount storage unit that calculates, on the basis of the feature amounts and the excitement degree information, a first corresponding feature amount corresponding to a first excitement degree of the degree of excitement, and stores the first corresponding feature amount in association with the first excitement degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Noda, Hiroshi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11420632
    Abstract: An autonomous driving control unit 18 of an onboard device 1 acquires the positional accuracies in the travelling direction and the lateral direction of the vehicle, respectively. With reference to map DB 10, the autonomous driving control unit 18 acquires normal line information indicative of the orientation of each feature. The autonomous driving control unit 18 outputs, to an electronic control device of the vehicle, control information for controlling the vehicle to increase the detection accuracy of a target feature which faces a direction, either the travelling direction or the lateral direction of the vehicle, whichever positional accuracy is lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 11417854
    Abstract: A plurality of light-emitting devices (10) include a plurality of light-emitting devices (10a), a plurality of light-emitting devices (10b), and a plurality of light-emitting devices (10c). The plurality of light-emitting devices (10) are aligned on a reflecting member (20). Six light-emitting devices (10c) are aligned in a straight line along one direction. Four light-emitting devices (10b) are aligned surrounding a region facing one ends of the six light-emitting devices (10c). Each of four light-emitting devices (10a) are aligned with each of the four light-emitting devices (10b) outside the four light-emitting devices (10b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeru Okada, Chihiro Harada, Ayako Yoshida, Takashi Chuman
  • Patent number: 11411194
    Abstract: A light-emitting device (20) includes a first light-emitting member (10a) and a second light-emitting member (10b). Each of the first light-emitting member (10a) and the second light-emitting member (10b) includes a first surface (12) and a second surface (14), and light is emitted from the first surface (12). The first light-emitting member (10a) includes a first region (16a) and a second region (16b), the first region (16a) of the first light-emitting member (10a) being located on the second surface (14) side of the second light-emitting member (10b) and the second region (16b) of the first light-emitting member (10a) being located on the first surface (12) side of the second light-emitting member (10b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayako Yoshida, Takashi Chuman, Makoto Matsukawa, Takeru Okada, Chihiro Harada, Akira Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 11402836
    Abstract: A server device efficiently acquires information of a surrounding area of a movable body for updating map information while suppressing communication load. Condition information indicating a condition of autonomous driving is received from a first movable body capable of autonomous driving based on a state of a surrounding area of the first movable body and a map, and a request for state information is transmitted to a second movable body capable of transmitting the state information indicating a state of a place where the first movable body has moved, and when the received condition information indicates that the autonomous driving has been possible, transmission of the request is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itaru Takemura, Hiroshi Nagata, Makoto Matsumaru, Kyoichi Terao, Akira Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11397518
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle lighting device intended to improve convenience and safety. A vehicle lighting device includes a light disposed in a vehicle interior, a controller controlling the light, and a detecting unit detecting position or motion of a detecting object by detecting a detection object at a plurality of positions, and the controller controls the light when the position or motion of the detection object is detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Tohoku Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Abe, Satoshi Suzuki, Kenji Kawamura, Shingo Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20220232324
    Abstract: A speaker device includes: a diaphragm that radiates sound; an edge arranged in an outer periphery of the diaphragm; an attachment part facing an outer peripheral region of the edge; and a connecting member held between the outer peripheral region of the edge and the attachment part. The edge has a curved portion that is convexly curved to an opposite side to a side facing the connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicants: PIONEER CORPORATION, TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shintaro Niidera
  • Patent number: D962890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuto Horiuchi
  • Patent number: D964967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Meiji Kitamura