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Nobuhiko Yasui, Atsushi Iisaka: Parking assistance system. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, November 19, 2002: US06483429 (247 worldwide citation)

A parking assistance system is mounted in a vehicle, and has an image pick-up with a single camera, an image processing device, a display, a steering angle sensor, a wheel speed sensor, and a pulse counter. An A/D converter subjects two analog images picked up by the image pick-up at different locat ...


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Nobuhiko Yasui, Atsushi Iisaka, Noboru Nomura: Image processing apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, May 4, 2004: US06731332 (167 worldwide citation)

In an image processing apparatus carried on a vehicle, an image of a scene around the vehicle, which is photographed by an image pick-up, is inputted into a white line failure extractor. Then, outline points of a white line on a road and a guardrail, which is parallel to the white line, are sought. ...


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Kazufumi Mizusawa, Masamichi Nakagawa, Shusaku Okamoto, Atsushi Iisaka, Takashi Yoshida: Driving assistance display apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Pearne & Gordon, October 5, 2004: US06801127 (92 worldwide citation)

In correspondence with each face of a rectangular parallelepiped obtained when the inside of the rectangular parallelepiped is shot, a monitor screen is split into a plurality of sub-screen areas. An image shot by a vehicle-mounted camera is processed and the processed image is split correspondingly ...


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Nobuhiko Yasui, Atsushi Iisaka, Mamoru Kaneko: Local positioning apparatus, and a method therefor. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, July 18, 2000: US06091833 (84 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for correctly determining the position of a vehicle in a traffic lane by obtaining correct information about the position of the traffic lane without being affected by variations in the road surface, weather, time of day, or such imaging conditions as fixed or moving lighting ...


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Takashi Yoshida, Nobuhiko Yasui, Atsushi Iisaka, Akira Ishida: Rendering device for generating a drive assistant image for drive assistance. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, April 9, 2002: US06369701 (71 worldwide citation)

In a rendering device Urnd, a CPU generates a lower viewpoint image based on captured images captured by image capture devices both securely mounted to a vehicle. Here, the lower viewpoint image shows a region rear of the vehicle viewed from those image capture devices. Then, the CPU executes viewpo ...


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Akira Ishida, Atsushi Iisaka, Takashi Yoshida: Vehicle rendering device for generating image for drive assistance. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, March 25, 2003: US06539288 (61 worldwide citation)

In a rendering device, a processor receives surrounding images from image capture devices placed in a vehicle, and based thereon, generates a vehicle overlaid image. The processor also receives a rudder angle &thgr; from a rudder angle sensor placed in the vehicle. Then, based on the received rudder ...


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Nobuhiko Yasui, Atsushi Iisaka, Mamoru Kaneko: Lane detection sensor and navigation system employing the same. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, July 13, 1999: US05922036 (54 worldwide citation)

A lane detection sensor for detecting opposite lane markers of a road, comprising: an image shooting member for shooting an image of the road ahead of a running motor vehicle; an image data memory for storing data on the image of the road from the image shooting member; a contour point extracting me ...


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Atsushi Iisaka, Nobuhiko Yasui, Mamoru Kaneko: Local positioning apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, May 18, 1999: US05904725 (54 worldwide citation)

A local positioning device detects a local position of an automobile advancing along a lane formed on a road in a direction. A digital image data indicative of an advancing direction view observed from the automobile in the advancing direction is applied to the local position device. An edge extract ...


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Nobuhiko Yasui, Atsushi Iisaka, Mamoru Kaneko: Local positioning apparatus, and method therefor. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, December 10, 2002: US06493458 (26 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for correctly determining the position of a vehicle in a traffic lane by obtaining correct information about the position of the traffic lane without being affected by variations in the road surface, weather, time of day, or such imaging conditions as fixed or moving lighting ...