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Koichi Endo, Kan Shishido: Navigation apparatus. Alpine Electronics, Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nikaido Marmelstein Murray & Oram, May 11, 1999: US05902349 (179 worldwide citation)

A navigation apparatus is provided which can search out, even if a vehicle goes off of a guide route, a route which allows the vehicle to return to the guide route so that the travel distance to a destination may be comparatively short. A guide route control unit calculates, when the vehicle is in a ...


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Naoya Oshida, Shigehito Takahashi: On-vehicle navigation system for searching facilities along a guide route. Alpine Electronics, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, August 13, 2002: US06434482 (144 worldwide citation)

While the vehicle is traveling on a highway, the controller searches facilities located within a specific distance from the next exit of the highway, on the basis of the map data contained in the CD-ROM and the current vehicle position measured by a position measuring device, and provides the result ...


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Tatsuo Yokota: Vehicle navigation system apparatus and method providing enhanced information regarding geographic entities. Alpine Electronics, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 1, 2003: US06587787 (118 worldwide citation)

A vehicle navigation apparatus displays a map on a display screen by using detailed map information. The apparatus displays map information at a plurality of scale, or zoom, levels. The apparatus selectively displays or does not display any given road based on both display scale and the importance, ...


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Satoshi Tanimoto: Navigation system having intersection routing using a road segment based database. Alpine Electronics, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 13, 1999: US05893898 (112 worldwide citation)

A route searching system for a vehicle navigation system for navigating on a road network, for use when the road network database is organized in terms of road segments and the destination is a road intersection. The destination road segment for a particular guided route is selected so that the dest ...


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Tetsuya Ohishi, Kiyoto Hiruta, Tatsuki Nakamura, Hiroshi Shishido, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Koji Hayashida, Fumio Saito: Navigation system. Alpine Electronics, Brinks Hofer Gilson Lione, May 7, 2002: US06385535 (112 worldwide citation)

A navigation system having a navigation controller includes a voice recognition unit for recognizing a predetermined word from the spoken utterances of a user. It also includes a destination supposition and suggestion unit for predicting an appropriate destination desired by a user, based on a user& ...


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Shin ichi Imoto: Remote control device. Alpine Electronics, Guy W Shoup, Leighton K Chong, Paul J Winters, September 13, 1988: US04771283 (109 worldwide citation)

A common remote control device has an operating section for specifying an equipment to be remote-controlled and an operation of the equipment; a memory; a receiving unit for receiving various remote control signals generated from each of the private remote control transmitters provided corresponding ...


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Hikaru Wako, Tatsuo Yokota: Display method and apparatus for navigation system. Alpine Electronics, Muramatsu & Associates, July 2, 2002: US06415224 (109 worldwide citation)

A display method and apparatus for navigation system for displaying information necessary for guiding a driver of a vehicle. The navigation system is designed to promote safe driving by producing different display forms and contents depending on whether the vehicle is in motion or stationary. When t ...


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Kenji Ouchida: Audio control device. Alpine Electronics, Guy W Shoup, November 10, 1987: US04706294 (108 worldwide citation)

In an audio control device, in which a mode selection switch, a level regulation switch, a level display, a memory, an electronic variable resistance and a brake mechanism are connected with a processor, signals produces by actuating the switches are given to the processor, which controls the level ...


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Luis Stohr, Satoshi Tanimoto: Digital audio file search method and apparatus using text-to-speech processing. Alpine Electronics, Muramatsu & Associates, March 23, 2010: US07684991 (100 worldwide citation)

A digital audio file search method and apparatus for digital audio files is provided that allows a user to navigate the audio files by generating speech sounds related to the information of the audio files to facilitate searching and playback. The digital audio file search method and apparatus searc ...


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Hikaru Wako: Display method and apparatus for navigation system. Alpine Electronics, Muramatsu & Associates, November 19, 2002: US06484094 (98 worldwide citation)

A display method and apparatus for navigation system for specifying the destination easily and quickly. The navigation system is designed to enable a user to quickly select a POI (Point of Interest) through a set of POIs specially made by a user or by the system. The navigation system includes a “Fa ...