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Toshiaki Kakinami, Mitsuyoshi Saiki: Video camera for an automobile. Aisin Seiki, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, March 17, 1992: US05096287 (264 worldwide citation)

A video camera for an automobile is mounted on the arm which carries a rear view mirror. The camera is directed forwardly to take pictures through the front windshield of an automobile and a boot is connected between the camera and the windshield to isolate the camera lens from moisture and dust. An ...


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Kazuyuki Umebayashi, Takahiro Yamada: Vehicle-loaded display device. Aisin Seiki Kabushikikaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, January 20, 1987: US04638287 (258 worldwide citation)

Key switches, a plane type CRT display, a modulator, a demodulator, etc. are arranged in a control board mounted on a steering wheel, while a TV camera, a character information generator, a modulator, a demodulator, etc., are arranged on the side of the vehicle body. Electric circuits on the control ...


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Mitsuhiro Ando: System for recognizing image. Aisin Seiki, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, April 16, 1991: US05008946 (248 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a system which permits an automobile driver to control electrical devices installed on an automobile by moving his or her pupils and mouth intentionally. The system includes a TV camera, a light, a first microprocessor which controls the electrical devices according to the changes ...


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Toshiaki Kakinami, Mitsuyoshi Saiki, Jun Sato: Vehicle cruise control system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, July 27, 1993: US05230400 (229 worldwide citation)

A cruise control system for vehicles uses a video camera to follow a vehicle driving ahead at a constant distance and speed on a highway. The system detects the distance to a vehicle and a relative speed to set the upper and lower limitations for the distance and the speed. The system controls a spe ...


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Jun Sato, Mitsuyoshi Saiki: Apparatus which detects lines approximating an image by repeatedly narrowing an area of the image to be analyzed and increasing the resolution in the analyzed area. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, September 10, 1996: US05555555 (216 worldwide citation)

Each of feature points (Xs, Ys) in X and Y orthogonal coordinate system of an image taken by a television camera is converted into a group of points (.rho., .theta.) of polar coordinate system. Memory includes addresses allotted to each one of polar coordinates (.rho., .theta.) for storing frequency ...


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Toshiaki Kakinami, Takashi Hida, Jun Sato, Mitsuyoshi Saiki: Vehicle cruising control device. Aisin Seiki, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, March 30, 1993: US05197562 (206 worldwide citation)

A vehicle cruising control device includes a detecting device for detecting the current speed of the vehicle, a constant speed control device for maintaining the speed of the vehicle at a selected speed, a measuring device for measuring the current inter-vehicle distance between the vehicle and an a ...


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Dean C Karnopp, Yoshiyuki Yasui: Steering and brake controlling system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, March 12, 1991: US04998593 (170 worldwide citation)

Steering and braking are coordinated and controlled according to a sensed yaw rate error or lateral acceleration error to increase vehicle stability without increasing braking distance. A desired yaw rate or lateral acceleration rate is computed from the vehicle velocity and the steering wheel angle ...


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Toshiaki Kakinami, Yoshikatsu Kimura, Zhong shan Zhu, Ryo Inoue: Vehicle condition detecting apparatus. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, January 9, 2001: US06172600 (164 worldwide citation)

A vehicle condition detecting apparatus utilizes a camera mounted on the rear of a vehicle for providing an image including lines indicative of lane boundaries. The image is processed to determine the distances from the vehicle to each line. The distances are compared with predetermined distances by ...


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Yamato Mase, Masami Ishii, Shuji Noda, Yoshihiro Naruse, Hiroshi Takeshita, Shinobu Nagata: Apparatus for superimposing a display of detected data for a vehicle. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, April 26, 1988: US04740838 (162 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for superimposing a display image of vehicle data or position data of the vehicle on video signals of the surroundings of the vehicle. An object picked up is converted into video signals by an image pick-up camera having an image pick-up drive circuit, an amplifier circuit, a wave shapi ...


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Yoshihiro Naruse, Mitsuhiro Ando, Tomokimi Mizuno, Naomasa Nakajima: Fluid flow regulating device. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, September 13, 1994: US05346372 (151 worldwide citation)

A fluid-flow regulating device is comprised of (a) a plurality of driving mechanisms each of which has a chamber, a diaphragm disposed at an opening of the chamber, a light-heat conversion substance accommodated in the chamber, and an operating fluid stored in the chamber, (b) a fluid-flow passage a ...