Patents Assigned to Pioneer Corporation
  • Patent number: 11152591
    Abstract: A sealing member (200) is a sheet-like member to seal a light-emitting unit of a light-emitting device. The sealing member (200) is cut into a shape including a corner (220) having a central angle ? that is larger than 180 degrees when the light-emitting unit of the light-emitting device is sealed. When the sealing member (200) is cut, irregularities occur in the thickness direction in a region (222: first region) having a predetermined width w from an edge of the corner (220). When the irregularities occur, sealability of the sealing member (200) is deteriorated. Here, when a curvature radius of the corner ((220)) is equal to or greater than the above-mentioned width w, occurrence of the above-mentioned irregularities is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chihiro Harada
  • Patent number: 11152585
    Abstract: An optical device (30) includes a light-emitting device (10) and a sensor device (20) (light-receiving element (220)). The light-emitting device (10) includes a substrate (100), a plurality of light-emitting portions (140), and light-transmitting portions (106). The light-emitting portions (140) are located at a first surface (100a) side of the substrate (100). The light-emitting portion (140) has a light-shielding portion (102: first light-shielding portion). The light-shielding portion (102) is located at a position to cover light emitted from the adjacent light-emitting portion (140: first light-emitting portion) and emitted to the first surface (100a) side at at least any angle between 70° to 90° from the light-emitting device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 11144747
    Abstract: Provided is a 3D data generating device and the like capable of generating 3D data having a small data size. When generating three-dimensional (3D) data in which a predetermined space is expressed by a plurality of cuboids obtained by partitioning the predetermined space, a position in the height direction for partitioning the predetermined space is decided on the basis of heights corresponding to predetermined objects, and the predetermined space is partitioned at the decided position in the height direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Matsumaru, Yugo Ishikawa, Hiroshi Nagata, Itaru Takemura
  • Patent number: 11127916
    Abstract: An optically functional layer (160) is formed over a part of a second surface (100b) of a substrate (100). A first electrode (110) is formed over the optically functional layer (160), and a second electrode (130) is formed over the first electrode (110). An organic layer (120) is located between the first electrode (110) and the second electrode (130) and includes a light emitting layer. A plurality of the second electrodes (130) are formed. At least a part of a region between the plurality of second electrodes (130) has optical transparency. At least a part of an edge of the second electrode (130) is located outside the optically functional layer (160).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kitahara, Shigenori Murakami
  • Publication number: 20210286584
    Abstract: For preceding and succeeding musical pieces, an extraction unit extracts audio signal of each of a centrally localized region and a non-centrally localized region, from L and R channel signals. A reproduction control unit makes the length of a first interval from start of fade-out to end of fade-in processing for the centrally localized region shorter than that of a second interval from start of fade-out to end of fade-in processing for the non-centrally localized region, and the reproduction control unit sets the first within the second interval. The reproduction control unit causes the fade-out processing for the non-centrally localized region to end after fade-in for the non-centrally localized region started, and performs cross-fade. The reproduction control unit causes fade-out processing pertaining to the centrally localized region to end after the fade-in processing pertaining to the centrally localized region has started, and causes cross-fader reproduction to be carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventor: Hironobu CHIBA
  • Patent number: 11108002
    Abstract: When visible light (light having wavelength of 380 nm or more and 780 nm or less) is transmitted through a first light transmitting region (TR1) (a first light emitting portion (160a)), a second light transmitting region (TR2) (a second light emitting portion (160b)) and a third light transmitting region (TR3) (a first light transmitting portion (162)), more specifically, when light from a D65 light source is transmitted through the first light transmitting region (TR1), the second light transmitting region (TR2) and the third light transmitting region (TR3), both of a color difference between the first light transmitting region (TR1) and the third light transmitting region (TR3) and a color difference between the second light transmitting region (TR2) and the third light transmitting region (TR3) are both, for example, 0.4 or more and 6.5 or less in CIELAB. This reduces conspicuousness of both of the first light transmitting region (TR1) and the second light transmitting region (TR2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriaki Waki
  • Patent number: 11099805
    Abstract: A reproduced data output apparatus includes: a reproduced data receiver section to receive a reproduced data of a content from an external instrument having a reproduction function of the content; a report determiner section to determine whether an operation status report signal indicating that a status of a present operation of the external instrument is a status of a different operation is reported from the external instrument, in response to that an occurrence of an event is identified during a status of a first operation being identified as a status of a present operation of the external instrument; and a command transmission controller section to transmit a command that requires a re-start of the first operation to the external instrument, in response to that the operation status report signal is determined to be reported from the external instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, PIONEER CORPORATION, DENSO TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiji Nakai, Kazushige Hayashi, Jun Yuyama, Yoshinobu Orui, Go Takahashi, Hirotaka Nakahara, Kenji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11097665
    Abstract: A holding mechanism prevents a device at a back side of a held object from being hidden by the object. Even if a large smartphone is held, clamping with a fixed clamping part and a movable clamping part prevents the fixed part from being moved, wherein a device located back of the smartphone and at the side of the fixed clamping part cannot be hidden by the smartphone. Due to the movable clamping part being movable farther from a rotation axis than the fixed clamping part, a middle portion of the smartphone in the clamping direction substantially coincides with the rotation axis when holding a smartphone with a specified width, wherein the smartphone cannot be easily moved in a Y- and Z-direction when rotating a holding part to change orientation, and also at the back side, a device located at the side of the clamp cannot be easily hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Watabe, Hironori Shigeta, Hirofumi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 11099001
    Abstract: An inspecting device is provided with: a radiating unit which radiates terahertz waves onto a sample laminated into a plurality of layers; a detecting unit which acquires a detected waveform by detecting terahertz waves from the sample; a selecting unit which selects a portion of a library representing an estimated waveform, on the basis of the detected waveform; and an estimating unit which estimates a position of an interface between the plurality of layers, on the basis of the detected waveform and the selected partial library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Ochiai, Masakazu Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 11094915
    Abstract: A light emitting device (10) includes a plurality of light emitting portions (140) and an inorganic layer (200). Each light emitting portion (140) has an anode (110), an organic layer (120), and a cathode (130). The inorganic layer (200) spreads over the plurality of light emitting portions (140), and continuously covers the plurality of light emitting portions (140). Thus, the inorganic layer (200) seals the plurality of light emitting portions (140). The organic layers (120) of the respective light emitting portions (140) are spaced apart from each other. Similarly, the cathodes (130) of the respective light emitting portions (140) are spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeru Okada
  • Patent number: 11088228
    Abstract: A first electrode (110) has optical transparency, and a second electrode (130) has light reflectivity. An organic layer (120) is located between the first electrode (110) and the second electrode (130). Light-transmitting regions (a second region (104) and a third region (106)) are located between a plurality of light-emitting units (140). An insulating film (150) defines the light-emitting units (140) and includes tapers (152, 154). A sealing member (170) covers the light-emitting units (140) and the insulating film (150). A low reflection film (190) is located on the side opposite to a substrate (100) with the second electrode (130) therebetween. The low reflection film (190) covers at least one portion of the tapers (152 and 154).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeru Okada
  • Patent number: 11080119
    Abstract: An information processing device is provided with: a first processing unit that generates first information by performing first processing with respect to sensor information acquired from a sensor; a second processing unit that generates second information by performing, with respect to the first information, second processing that is different from the first processing; and a third processing unit, which generates third information by performing, with respect to the first information, third processing, i.e., processing that corresponds to at least a part of the second processing, and which acquires the second information, and outputs the second information and the third information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, NIKKISO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadashi Kondo, Wataru Onodera, Tomoya Murakami, Akari Agata, Genki Adachi
  • Patent number: 11073923
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus reduces necessary electric power for moving a touch pad of an input device to a predetermined height and maintaining the touch pad at the height, the touch panel creating a sense of touch when operated. The input device includes: a contact member to be in contact with a contact body; a housing for supporting the contact member in a movable manner; and a drive device for moving the contact member with respect to the housing, wherein the drive device is equipped with a rotatable rotary body, first magnets disposed on the rotary body, and second magnets disposed on the contact member, and wherein the first magnets and the second magnets are arranged so as to be able to face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Abe, Takeru Miki, Atsushi Kudo, Masakazu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11076233
    Abstract: Provided is a sound generation device wherein noise can be reduced in accordance with a predetermined frequency band. An elastic member (8) is provided to obtain a sound pressure characteristic having a sub-peak at a predetermined frequency on the lower side than a lowest resonance frequency, and a phase characteristic such that a change rate of phase difference is lowered around the predetermined frequency. When the phase characteristic is calculated by simulation or actually measured in advance and an input signal is controlled such that the generated sound has an opposite phase to the noise, the generated sound can be made less prone to deviate from the opposite phase to the noise even if a time difference is caused between noise sound collection and sound generation at around the predetermined frequency, with the result that the noise can be effectively reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Hiwatari, Hiroyuki Dohi, Koji Takayama, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11075355
    Abstract: A light-emitting unit (140) is formed over a first surface (102) of a substrate (100). A first terminal (112) and a second terminal (132) are formed on the first surface (102) of the substrate (100), and are electrically connected to the light-emitting unit (140). A sealing layer (200) is formed over the first surface (102) of the substrate (100), and seals the light-emitting unit (140). In addition, the sealing layer (200) does not cover the first terminal (112) and the second terminal (132). A cover layer (210) is formed over the sealing layer (200), and is formed of a material different from that of the cover layer (210). In at least a portion of a region located next to the first terminal (112) and a region located next to the second terminal (132), a portion of an end of the cover layer (210) protrudes from the sealing layer (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotsugi Hatakeyama, Shinsuke Tanaka, Shinji Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11070908
    Abstract: A speaker unit emits a sound towards a box-like space formed by a vehicle. The speaker unit is accommodated in an enclosure. At least one of the enclosure and the speaker unit is provided with a tubular member and/or a vibration member configured to generate a resonance sound of a frequency different from a lowest resonance frequency of the speaker unit. At least a part of the enclosure also serves as a body of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Dohi, Satoru Hiwatari, Takayuki Negishi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11067689
    Abstract: The information processing device includes a plurality of light transmission/reception units and an information processing unit. Each of the light transmission/reception unit includes an emission unit which emits a light, a scanning unit which scans the light emitted by the emission unit, and a light receiving unit which receives the light reflected by an object. The information processing unit obtains at least one of a distance to the object and an angle of the object based on light receiving results of the light receiving units. Each of the scanning units is arranged at a position where there is a direction in which the light scanned by the scanning unit is blocked by a vehicle itself, and scans the light omnidirectionally in a horizontal direction in a manner shared by the scanning units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Kitano
  • Patent number: 11061129
    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 using arbitrary ground objects measurable from the movable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoko Niihara, Masahiro Kato, Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: D926722
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Meiji Kitamura, Maho Miyamoto
  • Patent number: D926723
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Meiji Kitamura