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Yasunobu Ito, Mitsuhiro Nimura: Vehicle navigation system. Aisin AW, Oliff & Berridge, October 3, 2000: US06128571 (162 worldwide citation)

A navigator apparatus includes a map memory for storage of road map information, and a target data memory storing therein guidance information as to a destination or target object under search. A present position detector is provided for detecting a present position of a mobile vehicle. A route find ...


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Yasunobu Ito, Mitsuhiro Nimura, Kihachi Hayashida, Seiji Hayashi, Chihiro Hayashi: Navigation system. Aisin AW, Lorusso & Loud, August 31, 1999: US05944768 (156 worldwide citation)

A vehicular navigation system includes: a current position detection unit for detecting the current position of the vehicle; an information storage unit for storing map information for conducting route searching and for providing route guidance; an input unit for inputting a destination and inputtin ...


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Mitsuhiro Nimura, Hiroyoshi Masuda: Map display device and a recording medium. Aisin AW, Oliff & Berridge, March 13, 2001: US06202026 (156 worldwide citation)

A map display device for a vehicle navigation system providing route guidance including an information memory device for storing map data relating to route search and route guidance, as well as other guidance data, an input device for inputting instructions and information for route search and route ...


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Seiji Hayashi, Kihachi Hayashida, Mitsuhiro Nimura, Yasunobu Ito: Navigation system. Aisin AW, Lorusso & Loud, November 7, 2000: US06144318 (143 worldwide citation)

A navigation system provides road guidance by displaying information relating to roads on a structure shape map, together with landmark information, in such a manner that only information around the present position is highlighted. The system retrieves road information in the direction of travel fro ...


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Yasunobu Ito, Mitsuhiro Nimura, Seiji Hayashi: Navigation system for displaying a structure-shape map. Aisin AW, Oliff & Berridge, June 1, 1999: US05908465 (133 worldwide citation)

Road or other guidance is provided by displaying a structure-shape map showing building shapes and roads. Drawing of building shapes on the map is restricted according to a specific condition, e.g. the travel condition of the vehicle, or the screen scroll mode, by setting the display color for build ...


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Seiji Hayashi, Mitsuhiro Nimura, Yasunobu Ito: Navigation apparatus for a vehicle and a recording medium for use in the same. Aisin AW, Lorusso & Loud, March 7, 2000: US06035253 (126 worldwide citation)

In a navigation apparatus for a vehicle, after the present position of a vehicle is obtained, a position on a map which corresponds to the present position of the vehicle is obtained. Subsequently, the heading direction of the vehicle is detected. When the vehicle is traveling on the left-hand lane, ...


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Shuzo Moroto, Shoji Yokoyama, Mitsuhiro Nimura, Akimasa Nanba, Takashi Yamada, Koji Sumiya: Display system in navigation apparatus. Aisin AW, Kabushiki Kaisha Shinsangyokaihatsu, Lorusso & Loud, June 9, 1992: US05121326 (125 worldwide citation)

A display system in a navigation apparatus according to the invention has course searching means (13) for searching out an optimum course based on position information, node data (21), intersection data (19) and road data (23), and scale ratio setting means (15), wherein the scale ratio of a display ...


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Kyomi Morimoto, Mitsuhiro Nimura, Yasunobu Ito: Navigation system. Aisin AW, Oliff & Berridge, May 23, 2000: US06067500 (121 worldwide citation)

An external storage device having navigation data and programs stored therein to perform a route search and provide route guidance, and a central processing unit which includes a program storage flash memory and program loading means for loading programs from the external storage device into the fla ...


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Mitsuhiro Nimura, Shoji Yokoyama, Koji Sumiya, Shuzo Moroto: Vehicular navigation apparatus with help function. Aisin AW, Kabushiki Kaisha Shinsangyokaihatsu, Varndell Legal Group, February 12, 1991: US04992947 (120 worldwide citation)

A vehicular navigation apparatus, which is equipped with a help function, for outputting guidance information for travel to a desired destination includes an input unit having desired destination input means, present position input means and help function input means, a memory unit for storing desir ...


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Mitsuhiro Nimura, Shoji Yokoyama, Koji Sumiya, Shuzo Moroto, Kiyohide Kato: Navigation apparatus with non-volatile memory for return to initial departure point. Aisin AW, Kabushiki Kaisha Shinsangyokaihatsu, Lorusso & Loud, July 27, 1993: US05231584 (114 worldwide citation)

A navigation apparatus has an input unit (1), a CPU (2), a display unit (3) and a memory unit (4), the memory unit (4) being a memory such as a CD-ROM in which network data of geographical points, namely destinations and present locations, and information are stored in advance. Also stored are map d ...