US Pat. No. 9,236,664

ANTENNA

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A transmission/reception antenna which is provided with:
a dielectric substrate on a bottom surface of which a conductive ground plate is formed; and
a plurality of independent antennas formed by a conductor and arranged on a top surface of the dielectric substrate in parallel;
each of the plurality of antennas comprising:
a feeder terminal; and
two microstrip antennas, each point symmetrically connected to the feeder terminal on opposite sides of the feeder terminal
and each extending from the feeder terminal in a direction perpendicular to a direction on which feeder terminals of the plurality
of antennas are arranged on the top surface of the dielectric substrate,

wherein for each of the plurality of antennas the feeder terminal thereof is not connected to the feeder terminal of any other
of the plurality of antennas on the dielectric substrate, and

wherein each
microstrip antenna comprises:
a rectangular shaped antenna part;
a feeder strip line provided with an input end and a terminal end, whose terminal end is connected inclined by 45 degrees
to either the left or right to one side of the antenna part to which the feeder strip line is connected while offset to either
end side by a predetermined distance; and

a plurality of rectangular shaped microstrip patch antenna elements connected to at least one side of the feeder strip line,
at their corners at predetermined intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,194,940

SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, RADAR APPARATUS, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A signal processing apparatus configured to calculate an angle of a detection point corresponding to an object on the basis
of received signals of a plurality of array antennas, the signal processing apparatus comprising:
a generating unit configured to generate a beat signal by a difference between a transmitted signal having a frequency that
is changed in a predetermined period and a received signal obtained by receiving reflected waves of transmitted waves on the
basis of the transmitted signal at the detection point;

a deriving unit configured to derive digital data through AD conversion of the beat signal;
a dividing unit configured to divide the digital data, in a portion of the predetermined period in which the frequency changes,
into a plurality of data groups;

an acquiring unit configured to perform a fast Fourier transform on the data groups to acquire a plurality of transformed
data corresponding to the number of the data groups;

a first calculating unit configured to divide the transformed data into a plurality of sets, acquires correlation matrices
for the respective sets, and calculate an average value of the correlation matrices; and

a second calculating unit configured to calculate the angle of the detection point on the basis of the average value of the
correlation matrices.

US Pat. No. 9,197,863

DISPLAY SYSTEM THAT DISPLAYS AUGMENTED REALITY IMAGE OF POSTED DATA ICONS ON CAPTURED IMAGE FOR VEHICLE-MOUNTED APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A display system that includes a vehicle-mounted apparatus for being mounted on a vehicle and a portable mobile apparatus
configured to communicate with the vehicle-mounted apparatus, the display system comprising:
a camera that generates a captured image of a vicinity of the vehicle;
a location obtaining part that obtains a vehicle location of the vehicle;
a direction obtaining part that obtains a direction of an optical axis of the camera;
a data obtaining part that obtains a posted data set of a social networking service;
an image generator configured to generate an augmented reality image by superimposing, on the captured image generated by
the camera, an icon representing the posted data set posted in an objective capturing range of the camera, which is an angle
of view of the camera, based on a posted location of the posted data set, the vehicle location, and the direction of the optical
axis of the camera, the image generator superimposing the icon on the captured image only for the posted data set within the
angle of view of the camera and excluding from superimposing the icon on the captured image for any posted data set not within
the angle of view of the camera;

a display, included in the vehicle-mounted apparatus, configured to display the augmented reality image; and
a line setting part that sets, in accordance with a user operation, a standard line serving as a standard for a position in
a vertical direction for superimposing the icon on the captured image.

US Pat. No. 9,176,334

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING THE SAME

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A display device comprising:
a display section configured to display different images intended for a plurality of different viewing ranges on the same
screen, the display section including a display panel having a plurality of pixels and a parallax barrier provided on the
display panel and having a plurality of apertures configured to transmit light, wherein:

the plurality of different viewing ranges are determined by the relationship of the parallax barrier relative to the display
panel,

the viewing range of at least one of the different images displayed on the display section is not narrower than 20° but not
wider than 40°,

the viewing range is a range which can be observed by an observer located to the left relative to the display section or located
to the right relative to the display section, the viewing range is prescribed by a crosstalk range, the plurality of different
viewing ranges are set so as to satisfy equations

?m?45°  (1)

?d?65°  (2)

where ?m is the angle at which first first-order crosstalk begins to occur, and ?d is the angle at which first second-order
crosstalk begins to occur,

the parallax barrier includes light-blocking, bands and light-transmitting bands in alternating fashion,
the first-order crosstalk is crosstalk in which a first display image and a second display image directly overlap each other
in an area centered about the angle of viewing of 90°, and

the second-order crosstalk is crosstalk in which the pixel beyond the desired pixel becomes visible through another light-transmitting
band of the parallax barrier, wherein

?m is calculated as follows:
?m=arctan(H/(w+2a+b?d))  (13)

?d is calculated as follows:
?d=??arctan(H/(b?d))  (14)

where:
a represents a first displacement distance by which a center of a light-transmitting band of the parallax barrier is displaced
relative to an edge of a pixel for a driver's seat side,

b represents a second displacement distance by which the center of the light-transmitting band of the parallax barrier is
displaced relative to an edge of a pixel for a passenger's seat side,

d represents an aperture width of the light-transmitting band of the parallax barrier,
H represents another distance between the parallax barrier and a liquid crystal layer of the display panel, and
w represents a width of each pixel of the plurality of pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,152,525

SERIAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SERIAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND SERIAL COMMUNICATION METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A serial communication device comprising:
a receiving unit configured to repeatedly receive a sequence of data including a plurality of pieces of data from a sending
source;

a data transfer unit configured to repeat storing a predetermined unit of data, received by the receiving unit, in a receiving
buffer and transfer data from the receiving buffer to a storage unit when data of a predetermined size is accumulated in the
receiving buffer;

a counting unit configured to count one of a number of times the predetermined unit of data is stored in the receiving buffer
and an amount of data accumulated in the receiving buffer;

a monitoring unit configured to monitor, according to a monitoring interval, a count value counted by the counting unit, the
monitoring interval being less than or equal to half of a duration of a non-communication interval in which the sending source
does not send data; and

a data identifying unit configured to, in response to the count value counted by the counting unit remaining unchanged during
the duration of a non-communication interval, determine that a current interval is the non-communication interval and identify
first data, received by the receiving unit after determining that the current interval is the non-communication interval,
as beginning data of the sequence of data.

US Pat. No. 9,134,417

OBSTACLE DETERMINATION DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An obstacle determination device that determines collision with an obstacle detected by output of a radar mounted on a
vehicle,
wherein when a distance of a null-point zone divided by null points where the output of the radar is low is represented as
a distance between the null points,

in a distant zone that is away from a reference zone that is the null-point zone nearest to a host vehicle in a predetermined
range, if the null-point zone of the distance between the null points shorter than the distance between the null points in
the reference zone is detected by a predetermined number or more, it is determined that the host vehicle does not collide
with the obstacle.

US Pat. No. 9,069,078

RADAR DEVICE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Hyo...

1. A radar device mountable on a present vehicle, the radar device comprising:
a transmission antenna configured to transmit electromagnetic waves to an object;
a reception antenna configured to receive waves reflected by said object;
a detector configured to detect, based on said reflected waves:
positions of a preceding vehicle and a preceding object traveling in the same direction as the present vehicle, and
positions of an oncoming vehicle and an oncoming object traveling in a direction opposite to the direction in which said present
vehicle is traveling; and

a position comparator configured to:
judge said preceding object to be the same as said preceding vehicle if the position of said preceding object is in a predetermined
preceding vehicle judging range that is determined using the position of said preceding vehicle as a reference, and

judge said oncoming object to be the same as said oncoming vehicle if the position of said oncoming object is in a predetermined
oncoming vehicle judging range that is determined using the position of said oncoming vehicle as a reference,

wherein said oncoming vehicle judging range is set to be narrower than said preceding vehicle judging range so as not to incorrectly
recognize said oncoming object as said oncoming vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,070,292

INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An information providing system comprising a portable terminal apparatus providing predetermined information to a vehicle-mounted
apparatus and comprising the vehicle-mounted apparatus,
the portable terminal apparatus comprising:
a provided information obtaining unit that obtains provided information including headline data and main text data from an
information distribution server apparatus;

a voice data obtaining unit that transmits the headline data to a voice synthesizing server apparatus, and obtaining voice
data obtained by converting the headline data into voice from the voice synthesizing server apparatus; and

a display command unit that, when receiving a predetermined notification indicating that the headline data is selected from
the vehicle-mounted apparatus, gives a command to cause the vehicle-mounted apparatus to display the main text data corresponding
to the headline data,

the vehicle-mounted apparatus comprising:
a display unit that displays the main text data corresponding to the selected headline data given by the portable terminal
apparatus when the command from the display command unit is received;

a playback unit that plays the voice data; and
a selection operation notification unit, when receiving a selection operation performed by a user, notifies the portable terminal
apparatus that the selection operation has been performed, the selection operation being an operation to select the headline
data corresponding to the voice data.

US Pat. No. 9,054,579

POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A power supply circuit comprising:
a switching regulator configured to drop a battery voltage to a first specific voltage;
a series regulator including a first switching element and a capacitor having a first end connected at an output stage of
the first switching element and a second end connected to a second switching element, the series regulator being configured
to (i) drop the first specific voltage to a second specific voltage, and (ii) output the second specific voltage; and

a control circuit configured to adjust an amount of electric charge to be accumulated in the capacitor by controlling the
second switching element according to a voltage value of the first specific voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,429,649

RADAR DEVICE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar device comprising:
a generating unit that generates a frequency spectrum from a beat signal corresponding to a predetermined period “t;”
an estimating unit that estimates (i) a distance and a relative velocity of a target in the predetermined period “t” based
on the distance and the relative velocity of the target in a past period “t?1,” which precedes the predetermined period “t,”
and (ii) estimates a peak frequency corresponding to the target in the predetermined period “t” based on the distance and
the relative velocity estimated by the estimating unit; and

a determining unit that determines, with respect to the frequency spectrum generated by the generating unit, a frequency equal
to the estimated peak frequency in the frequency spectrum generated by the generating unit is a peak frequency corresponding
to the target in the predetermined period “t” when power corresponding to the estimated peak frequency in the frequency spectrum
generated by the generating unit is equal to or higher than a first predetermined threshold, wherein

the generating unit generates frequency spectra with respect to an upbeat section and a downbeat section in the beat signal
corresponding to the predetermined period “t,” respectively;

the estimating unit estimates respective peak frequencies on the frequency spectra based on a beat signal in the past period
“t?1;” and

when the estimated peak frequency with respect to the downbeat section is equal to or lower than a fourth predetermined threshold,
and power corresponding to the estimated peak frequency in one of the frequency spectra corresponding to the upbeat section
and the downbeat section is equal to or higher than the first predetermined threshold, the determining unit determines that
a frequency equal to the estimated peak frequency in each of the frequency spectra is a peak corresponding to the target.

US Pat. No. 9,404,765

ON-VEHICLE DISPLAY APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An on-vehicle display apparatus for use in a vehicle, the on-vehicle display apparatus comprising:
a controller configured to:
(i) acquire a first display image to be displayed on a display screen of a navigation apparatus;
(ii) extract a portion of the first display image as an extraction image based on pre-stored layout information of a layout
of the first display image, the pre-stored layout information indicating which portion of the first display image to extract,
the portion to extract being chosen from among a plurality of pre-stored portions corresponding to different portions of the
first display image; and

(iii) generate a second display image by use of the extraction image; and
a head-up display that displays the second display image generated by the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,367,048

VEHICLE CONTROLLER

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A vehicle controller that is installed in a vehicle and that controls one or more operations of the vehicle, the vehicle
controller comprising:
a communicator that communicates with an information processor that is located outside the vehicle by transmitting and receiving
information; and

a control unit configured to:
(i) obtain a first set of identification information specific to the vehicle, the first set of identification information
being obtained at a time when an ignition of the vehicle is turned off,

(ii) store the first set of identification information in a memory,
(iii) obtain a second set of identification information specific to the vehicle at a time that a request to control one or
more operations is made by a user,

(iv) make a matching judgment on whether the first set of identification information and the second set of identification
information are identical or not,

(v) judge whether to permit the control of the one or more operations of the vehicle based on the matching judgment, and
(vi) prevent control of the one or more operations of the vehicle even if the first and second identification information
are identical, when a distance comparison of a distance between the user at a time of making the request and the vehicle is
more than a predetermined distance, the distance comparison occurring depending upon an activation status of a distance restriction
unit that determines whether the distance between the user at the time of making the request exceeds the predetermined distance,
wherein

the control unit permits the control of the one or more operations of the vehicle when the first set of identification information
and the second set of identification information are identical, and does not permit the control of the one or more operations
of the vehicle when the first set of identification information and the second set of identification information are not identical.

US Pat. No. 9,157,995

RADAR APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus that: i) transmits a transmission signal having a frequency that changes in a predetermined cycle; ii)
receives a reception signal obtained from reflected wave of a transmission wave based on the transmission signal reflected
by an object; iii) derives a peak signal from a frequency difference between the transmission signal and the reception signal,
in each of a first period in which the frequency of the transmission signal increases and a second period in which the frequency
of the transmission signal decreases, in one object detection process; iv) pairs the peak signal in the first period with
the peak signal in the second period to make a paired peak signal; and v) derives an object data set corresponding to the
object based on a pair data set of the paired peak signal, the radar apparatus comprising a signal processor configured to:
derive, using a first process, at least one of a distance and a relative speed included in the object data set, and
derive, using a second process different from the first process, at least one of the distance and the relative speed included
in the object data set when the distance included in the object data set is below a predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 9,128,174

RADAR APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus of an electronic scan type configured to transmit an electric wave and calculate an angle of a target
based on a phase difference of respective reception signals which are obtained by receiving reflected waves at a plurality
of receiving antennae, thereby detecting a target position, the radar apparatus comprising:
an antenna unit configured to transmit and receive the electric wave and provided with two transmission antennae;
a transmission unit configured to alternately transmit an electric wave having a first beam pattern and an electric wave having
a second beam pattern from the two transmission antennae, the first beam pattern and the second beam pattern being different
from each other;

a first reception unit configured to calculate an arrival angle and a reception level of a reflected wave calculated from
respective reception signals which are obtained by receiving the reflected wave by the first beam pattern;

a second reception unit configured to calculate an arrival angle and a reception level of a reflected wave calculated from
respective reception signals which are obtained by receiving the reflected wave by the second beam pattern;

a comparison unit configured to compare the reception levels calculated by the first and second reception units by combining
the arrival angles of the reflected waves, and determine (i) whether a level difference between the reception level calculated
by the first reception unit and the reception level calculated by the second reception unit is a predetermined reception level
difference or greater and (ii) whether the reception level calculated by the first reception unit is greater than the reception
level calculated by the second reception unit; and

a determination unit configured to determine a location of a target in accordance with a determination result of the comparison
unit such that whether the target actually exists at the arrival angles of the reflected waves and a direction of the target
when the target does not actually exist at the arrival angles of the reflected waves.

US Pat. No. 9,362,770

DEVICE CONTROL APPARATUS AND DEVICE CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A device control apparatus comprising:
a monitoring unit that monitors a state of voltage supply from a battery;
a first processing unit that, when a start of the voltage supply is detected by the monitoring unit, starts the voltage supply
from the battery to a first group of devices among a plurality of devices using the battery as a power supply, operates in
a first operation mode, and executes a resume process of the first group of devices; and

a second processing unit that, when the resume process is completed, starts the voltage supply from the battery to a second
group of devices other than the first group of devices among the plurality of devices, initializes states of the second group
of devices, and operates in a second operation mode in which consumption power is larger than consumption power of the first
operation mode.

US Pat. No. 9,348,016

RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus configured to emit a transmission wave relating to a transmission signal to be frequency-modulated, to
receive a reflected wave coming from a target at which the transmission wave is reflected as a reception signal, and to derive
target information including at least position information of the target from peak signals which are extracted by performing
FFT processing for a beat signal that is generated from the reception signal, the radar apparatus comprising:
a determination unit configured to determine whether a specific peak signal exists at a frequency that is distant from a frequency
of the peak signal existing at a first frequency by a frequency of one selected peak signal selected from the plurality of
peak signals, and

an exclusion unit configured to exclude the target information corresponding to the selected peak signal from an output object
of the radar apparatus when the specific peak signal exists.

US Pat. No. 9,116,012

ON-VEHICLE APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An on-vehicle apparatus used in a vehicle, the on-vehicle apparatus comprising:
a storage part that stores first map data having a simplified content as compared to second map data, the second map data
being displayed on an on-vehicle display and being used for route guidance;

an image generator that generates a map image based on the first map data;
a near field communication part including a transmitter, the near field communication part further including a receiver that
receives from a portable electronic device, specification information specifying the attribute of the user of the portable
electronic device; and

a data generator that generates the first map data based on the second map data, the data generator generating the first map
data by changing a part of element data included in the second map data in accordance with the attribute specified by the
specification information, wherein

when the portable electronic device that is a communication partner of the on-vehicle apparatus is in the vehicle, the transmitter
transmits the map image to the portable electronic device in response to a demand from the portable electronic device,

the first map data is map data generated by changing a part of element data included in the second map data in accordance
with an attribute of a user of the portable electronic device without changing the second map data,

a user of the of the on-vehicle apparatus is a driver of the vehicle, and
the user of the portable electronic device is a passenger other than the driver of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,505,305

VEHICLE DEVICE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A vehicle device which controls a vehicle travelling in an autonomous travelling mode, the vehicle device comprising:
a controller configured to:
determine that the vehicle is operating in the autonomous travelling mode in which the vehicle is allowed to autonomously
travel;

receive a signal indicative of a travelling environment of the vehicle, the travelling environment is a travelling environment
in which the autonomous travelling of the vehicle is to be cancelled while the vehicle is operating in the autonomous travelling
mode;

output a display signal to a display device to instruct the display device to sequentially display at least one respective
mark corresponding to at least one respective position inside the vehicle where a driver sequentially confirms safety, the
display signal being output in accordance with the travelling environment;

detect a behavior of the driver of the vehicle in response to the display of the at least one respective mark, the detected
behavior of the driver is a movement of the driver pointing at the displayed at least one respective mark to confirm safety;
and

reduce a driving speed of the vehicle with a brake when a score value of the behavior of the driver does not exceed a predetermined
quantitative threshold value calculated by the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,372,831

REMOTE STARTER

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A vehicle controller that is installed in a vehicle and that transmits parking position information to an information processor
that is located outside the vehicle upon detection of parking start of the vehicle, the vehicle controller comprising:
a communicator that communicates with the information processor by transmitting and receiving information;
a detector that detects the parking start of the vehicle;
a position-information-obtaining-part that obtains the parking position information, the parking position information being
a location where the vehicle is parked;

a memory that stores an execution history of an application that is installed in a mobile terminal which communicates with
the information processor, and that uses the parking position information; and

a controller that judges whether to transmit the parking position information based on the execution history, when the parking
start of the vehicle is detected by the detector, the execution history being information that associates the parking position
information with a number of times of the application executed at the location where the vehicle is parked.

US Pat. No. 9,348,023

RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus configured to extract peak signals which are obtained from a difference frequency between a transmission
signal of which a frequency changes with a predetermined cycle and a reception signal obtained by receiving a reflected wave
coming from a target at which a transmission wave corresponding to the transmission signal is reflected, in a first period
in which the frequency of the transmission signal ascends and in a second period in which the frequency descends, and to derive
information of the target on the basis of the extracted peak signals, the radar apparatus comprising:
a prediction unit configured to predict this time peak signal based on a peak signal obtained in previous time; and
an extraction unit configured to perform an extraction process extracting this time peak signal corresponding to the predicted
peak signal from peak signals existing within a predetermined frequency range,

wherein the extraction unit, when this time peak signal corresponding to the predicted peak signal does not exist within the
predetermined frequency range, further performs the extraction process of extracting this time peak signal within another
frequency range wider than the predetermined frequency range.

US Pat. No. 9,305,566

AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An acoustic field control system comprising:
a sound source;
speakers; and
a signal processing apparatus that processes audio signals input from the sound source, the signal processing apparatus coupled
between the sound source and the speakers and comprising a signal processor configured to:

a compute, from the input audio signals for a plurality of channels, a first correlation coefficient representing a level
of correlation among the input audio signals for the plurality of channels;

derive, from the first correlation coefficient, a second correlation coefficient, a value of the second correlation coefficient
varying over time more gradually than a value of the first correlation coefficient over time, such that a slope of the second
correlation coefficient over time is smoother than a slope of the first correlation coefficient over time; and

extract, from the input audio signals for the plurality of channels, a correlation component that is common in the input audio
signals for the plurality of channels by using the second correlation coefficient, to produce output audio signals for the
plurality of channels in which the correlation components has been reduced compared to the input audio signals for the plurality
of channels, the output audio signals being supplied to the speakers,

wherein the signal processor
converts each of the input audio signals into a signal consisting of a real part and an imaginary part,
computes the first correlation coefficient based on the signal consisting of the real part and the imaginary part,
computes a square value of a vector corresponding to each of the input audio signals, the computes a specific correlation
coefficient by which a value of the imaginary part in a first power is weighted, based on a value of the first power obtained
by summing the square values computed and a value of an inner product of the vector, further computes a value of a second
power by weighting the value of the imaginary part in the first power by using the specific correlation coefficient, and then
computes the first correlation coefficient based on the value of the second power and the value of the inner product, and

extracts the correlation component from the input audio signals by multiplying the second correlation coefficient, but not
the first correlation coefficient, by a sum of the vectors corresponding to each of the input audio signals.

US Pat. No. 9,220,177

DISPLAY SYSTEM

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A display system comprising:
a display panel that displays information;
a support structure configured to be mounted to a vehicle;
a linearly-moving mechanism configured to move the display panel linearly relative to the support structure;
a right-and-left changing mechanism configured to change an angle of a display surface of the display panel in a right-and-left
direction by causing the display panel to pivot about a first axis;

an up-and-down changing mechanism configured to change an angle of the display surface of the display panel in an up-and-down
direction that is orthogonal to the right-and-left direction by causing the display panel to pivot about a second axis that
is orthogonal to the first axis; and

a rotation mechanism configured to rotate the display panel on a rotation axis orthogonal to the display surface of the display
panel, the rotation axis being different from the first axis and being different from the second axis,

wherein the linearly-moving mechanism includes a first slider, the right-and-left changing mechanism includes a second slider,
and the up-and-down changing mechanism includes a third slider, each of the first, second and third sliders moves the display
panel by moving linearly substantially parallel to a base surface of the support structure.

US Pat. No. 9,442,183

RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus capable of extracting one or more peak signals obtained from a difference frequency between a transmitting
signal of which a frequency is changed in a predetermined period, and a receiving signal obtained by receiving a reflection
wave of a transmission wave based on the transmitting signal at a target, during a first period in which the frequency of
the transmitting signal ascends, and a second period in which the frequency of the transmitting signal descends, and deriving
information about the target based on the one or more peak signals extracted by the radar apparatus, the radar apparatus comprising:
a predicting unit configured to derive a predicted peak signal obtained by predicting a current peak signal based on a peak
signal obtained in a previous process;

an extracting unit configured to extract the one or more peak signals included within a predetermined frequency range, with
the predicted peak signal being as a base point, in each of the first period and the second period; and

a pairing unit configured to pair the one or more peak signals extracted in the first period and the one or more peak signals
extracted in the second period,

wherein the pairing unit changes a pairing method according to a number of the one or more peak signals extracted in each
of the first period and the second period.

US Pat. No. 9,435,883

ANTENNA, RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Hyo...

1. An antenna including a plurality of transmission antennas and a plurality of reception antennas, the antenna comprising:
a first transmission antenna;
a third transmission antenna provided at a position shifted in a short direction of the first transmission antenna;
a second transmission antenna provided at a position between the first transmission antenna and the third transmission antenna
so that a portion of the second transmission antenna in a longitudinal direction is overlapped with a portion of the first
and third transmission antennas in the longitudinal direction;

a fourth transmission antenna provided at a position point-symmetrical with respect to the position of the second transmission
antenna, about the position of the third transmission antenna; and

the plurality of reception antennas provided so that a portion of each of the reception antennas in the longitudinal direction
is overlapped with a portion of the second transmission antenna in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,361,022

CHARACTER INPUT APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A character input apparatus comprising:
a display having a touch panel and that displays a plurality of characters which are candidates for entry on a display surface
corresponding to an operation surface of the touch panel, each of the characters being displayed in a corresponding area of
the display that is associated with the character;

a first touch panel control circuit configured to judge whether a user touches one of the corresponding areas of the operation
surface that is associated with a particular one of the characters either with a single point or with plural points;

a second touch panel control circuit configured to judge whether the user comes close to the one of the corresponding areas
of the display surface that is associated with the particular one of the characters either with the single point or with the
plural points without contacting the display surface; and

a processor coupled to the display and to the first and second touch panel control circuits, the processor configured to (i)
control the display to display a first version of the particular one of the characters in the corresponding area associated
with the particular one of the characters when the user comes close to the corresponding area in the display surface associated
with the particular one of the characters with the single point without contacting the display surface, and to display a second
version of the particular one of the characters, different from the first version, in the corresponding area associated with
the particular one of the characters when the user comes close to the corresponding area in the display surface associated
with the particular one of the characters with the plural points without contacting the display surface, and (ii) receive
an entry of the particular one of the characters associated with the corresponding area touched by the user among the plurality
of characters, wherein

the processor (a) receives the entry of the first version of the particular one of the characters when the user touches the
corresponding area in the operation surface associated with the particular one of the characters with the single point and
(b) receives the entry of the second version of the particular one of the characters when the user touches the corresponding
area in the operation surface associated with the particular one of the characters with the plural points.

US Pat. No. 9,258,532

PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A portable terminal device comprising:
a processor configured to execute a process, including:
first determining of an accuracy of acquired position information; and
giving a notice to a user of the portable terminal device to capture an image of a surrounding area when the accuracy determined
at the first determining does not satisfies a predetermined accuracy; and

second determining of whether the user of the portable terminal device gets off the vehicle based on whether detection information
representing that a communication path with an in-vehicle device has been disconnected is input from a disconnection detector,

wherein the position information represents a current position of a vehicle to accurately assist search of a parking position
of the vehicle when the user goes back to the parking position, and

the first determining includes determining a circular area corresponding to a geographical area by which the current position
of the portable terminal device can be specified based on the acquired position information and calculating position accuracy
based on a diameter of the circular area to determine the accuracy of the position information, and the first determining
includes determining the accuracy of the position information acquired when it is determined that the user gets off at the
second determining.

US Pat. No. 9,199,607

IN-VEHICLE APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An in-vehicle apparatus that is installed in a vehicle and that wirelessly communicates with a mobile terminal, the in-vehicle
apparatus comprising:
an image-capturing part that is installed on the vehicle and captures an image of a periphery of the vehicle;
an image generator that generates a first bird's-eye image including the vehicle and the periphery of the vehicle viewed from
a first virtual viewpoint based on the image captured by the image-capturing part;

a transmitter that wirelessly transmits the bird's-eye image to the mobile terminal; and
a detector that detects a target approaching the vehicle, wherein:
based on a change request received from the mobile terminal, the image generator changes the first virtual viewpoint to a
second virtual viewpoint and generates a second bird's-eye image viewed from the second virtual viewpoint after changing from
the first virtual viewpoint to the second virtual viewpoint,

when a signal indicating that an automatic follow-up is selected is received from the mobile terminal, the image-capturing
part initiates an automatic follow-up that is free from user input, the automatic follow-up causes the image-capturing part
to point at the target approaching the vehicle, and

the transmitter sends the first bird's-eye image from the first virtual viewpoint and sends the second bird's eye-image from
the second virtual viewpoint based on the received change request, and sends a video when the signal indicating that the automatic
follow-up is selected is received from the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,180,788

FUEL-SAVING RATING DEVICE AND POWER AMOUNT MANAGEMENT DEVICE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

6. A power amount management device for connection to a gasoline-fueled engine, a motor configured to drive a vehicle, and
a rate calculating device, the power amount management device comprising:
a bus connected to the rate calculating device;
a memory configured to store:
an external electrical power amount indicating an amount of electrical power charged from an external device that generates
electrical power without the gasoline-fueled engine connected to the power amount management device in a first area, and

an internal electrical power amount indicating an amount of electrical power charged by electricity generated by an electrical
power generator in the vehicle when the gasoline-fueled engine drives the vehicle in a second area; and

an HV traveling control device configured to determine: (i) the external electrical power amount charged from the external
device connected to the vehicle and that generates electrical power without the gasoline-fueled engine, and (ii) the internal
electrical power amount generated by the electrical power generator in the vehicle when the gasoline-fueled engine drives
the vehicle, the HV traveling control device storing the determined external electrical power amount and the internal electrical
power amount in the memory; and

a processor programmed to:
output the determined external electrical power amount stored in the first area and the determined internal electrical power
amount stored in the second area of the memory to the rate calculating device for calculating a rate of a fuel-saving driving
of the vehicle based on the determined external electrical power and the determined internal electrical power.

US Pat. No. 9,383,440

RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

4. A radar apparatus for outputting target information with respect to a target to a vehicle control device comprising:
a signal generating unit configured to generate a transmitting signal;
a transmission antenna configured to output a continuous transmission wave corresponding to the transmitting signal;
a reception antenna configured to receive a reflection wave, the reflection wave being a reflection of the continuous transmission
wave reflected off an object;

an extracting unit configured to extract a peak signal obtained from a difference frequency between the transmitting signal
of which a frequency is changed in a predetermined period, and a receiving signal obtained by receiving the reflection wave
at which the transmission wave based on the transmitting signal is reflected from the object, during a first period in which
the frequency of the transmitting signal ascends and a second period in which the frequency descends;

a pairing unit configured to pair the peak signal of the first period and the peak signal of the second period based on a
predetermined condition;

a deriving unit configured to derive target information including a position of the target based on paired data obtained by
pairing the peak signals; and

an output unit configured to output the target information to the vehicle control device,
wherein the pairing unit selects normal-paired data which is paired in a correct combination, from among the plurality of
paired data, based on a plurality of parameter values of the peak signal of the first period and the peak signal of the second
period which are to be paired, and a discrimination function for discriminating true/false of the pairing,

wherein the pairing unit selects the normal-paired data from among the plurality of paired data, using information on presence
or absence of an object image which is an image of an object corresponding to the paired data having information of discrimination
result using the discrimination function, among images pictured by a camera,

wherein the pairing unit calculates a discrimination score indicative of the degree of true/false of the pairing of the paired
data based on the plurality of parameter values and the discrimination function, and selects the normal-paired data from among
the plurality of paired data, using information on presence or absence of the object image, if the discrimination score of
the paired data is within the predetermined score range.

US Pat. No. 9,372,261

RADAR DEVICE AND METHOD OF PROCESSING SIGNAL

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar device comprising:
a transmission unit that emits a transmission wave relating to a frequency-modulated transmission signal;
a reception unit that receives a reflected wave acquired by reflecting the transmission wave on an object as a reception signal;
and

a processing unit that detects object data corresponding to the object from the reception signal, outputs the object data
that is not removed from an output target for a vehicle control device to the vehicle control device that controls the vehicle,
and removes the object data satisfying a removal condition that is a condition used for determining whether or not the object
data is to be removed from the output target for the vehicle control device and includes at least a distance and a relative
speed of the object data with respect to a speed of the vehicle as conditions from the output target for the vehicle control
device, wherein

the processing unit derives an angle of the object based on a peak signal whose signal level exceeds a predetermined threshold
in each one of an UP zone, in which a frequency of the transmission signal increases, and a Down zone, in which the frequency
of the transmission signal decreases, and

the processing unit, (i) in a case where the object data is present within a traveling lane of the vehicle, determines whether
or not the speed of the vehicle exceeds a predetermined speed, as the determination result, (ii) in a case where the speed
of the vehicle exceeds the predetermined speed, derives the removal condition based on a reference distance that is a distance
of the object data corresponding to ghost data out of a plurality of pieces of object data and a reference relative speed
that is a relative speed of the object data corresponding to ghost data out of a plurality of pieces of object data with respect
to the speed of the vehicle, as the determination result, (iii) in a case where the speed of the vehicle is below the predetermined
speed, ends the removing process, and (iv) in a case where the object data is not present within the traveling lane of the
vehicle, ends the removing process.

US Pat. No. 9,354,299

RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus comprising:
a derivation unit configured to derive target information which is information relating to a target detected on the basis
of a transmission signal of which a frequency changes with a predetermined cycle and a reception signal corresponding to a
reflected wave coming from an object at which a transmission wave corresponding to the transmission signal is reflected;

a determination unit configured to determine reliability of the target information; and
a decision unit configured to decide whether the detected target is true or false, based on the target information,
wherein the decision unit changes a method of deciding whether the target is true or false in accordance with a determination
result of the reliability by the determination unit.

US Pat. No. 9,346,358

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A vehicle control apparatus that controls a vehicle, the vehicle control apparatus comprising:
a display device that displays a vehicle image showing a vehicle shape viewed from a virtual view point;
an accepting part that accepts a user's operation;
a display controller that causes the display device to display the vehicle image after a change and that causes the display
device to display a button corresponding to a portion of the vehicle shown by the vehicle image after the change, when the
accepting part accepts the user's operation that issues an instruction for changing the vehicle image;

a vehicle controller that controls a portion of the vehicle corresponding to the button when the accepting part accepts the
user's operation, the user's operation including operating the button; and

a generator that generates a synthetic image showing a periphery of the vehicle viewed from the virtual view point by using
a plurality of shot images obtained by shooting the periphery of the vehicle with at least one image capturing device, the
periphery of the vehicle being included as a part of the synthetic image,

wherein the display device displays the synthetic image including the vehicle image, and
wherein the user is able to operate the button to control the portion of the vehicle while confirming a state of the periphery
of the vehicle with the displayed synthetic image.

US Pat. No. 9,261,431

ENGINE CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An engine control apparatus for controlling an engine, comprising:
a stack detecting unit configured to detect a stack state in which a detected value of a sensor for detecting a combustion
state of an engine does not change during a determination period based on a drive cycle of the engine;

a count processing unit configured to count up a counter when the stack state is detected by the stack detecting unit during
the determination period;

a stack value storage control unit configured to allow a storage unit to store the detected value by the sensor when the stack
state has been detected as a stack value in a case where the stack state is detected by the stack detecting unit during the
determination period; and

an abnormality determination unit configured to determine that the sensor has a stack abnormality when the count value by
the count processing unit becomes equal to or more than an abnormality determination threshold, wherein

the count processing unit does not count up the counter and does not reset the counter when the maximum value of the detected
value of the sensor detected during the determination period is lower than a value stored in the storage unit and the stack
state has not been detected by the stack detecting unit during the determination period.

US Pat. No. 9,234,470

IDLING STOP DEVICE, POWER CONTROL METHOD, DETERIORATION NOTIFICATION METHOD AND BATTERY CHARGING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An idling stop device which is mounted on a vehicle and automatically stops and starts an engine of the vehicle, the idling
stop device comprising:
a microcomputer having an idling stop function of automatically stopping the engine when a predetermined stop condition is
established and automatically starting the engine when a predetermined start condition is established during the stopping
of the engine;

a detecting unit that is provided separately from the microcomputer, wherein the detecting unit detects a power voltage of
the microcomputer, wherein the detecting unit further detects that the power voltage of the microcomputer is lower than a
minimal operation voltage of the microcomputer by dropping a voltage of a battery of the vehicle, wherein the minimal operation
voltage of the microcomputer is a minimal voltage at which the microcomputer is operable;

a storage unit that stores voltage decrease information irrespective of a state of the microcomputer if the power voltage
of the microcomputer is lower than the minimal operation voltage of the microcomputer; and

a power control unit that stops supply of power to some of electrical loads to which power is supplied from the battery when
the engine is started, if the voltage decrease information is stored in the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,075,130

CALCULATION DEVICE FOR RADAR APPARATUS, RADAR APPARATUS, AND CALCULATION METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR RADAR APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

5. A radar apparatus which is configured to specify a direction of a target, comprising:
a plurality of antennae, and
a calculation unit configured to: (1) estimate angles of targets corresponding to a preset number of separation angles from
respective reception signals of the antennae based on a predetermined estimation algorithm, (2) set a predetermined number
of separation angles to generate a mode vector from the estimated angles of the targets, obtained by the predetermined estimation
algorithm, and (3) determine whether the set number of separation angles is a minimum value of the number of separable angles
based on a magnitude of an orthogonal component calculated from the mode vector and an input vector of the respective reception
signals.

US Pat. No. 9,073,482

IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An image display system configured to display an image, comprising:
an obtaining unit configured to obtain a surrounding image indicating surroundings of a vehicle;
a plurality of detectors disposed on the vehicle at different positions and configured to detect an object existing around
the vehicle and to detect a distance between each of the detectors and the object, respectively;

a specifying unit configured to specify a specific detector which has detected the object from among the plurality of detectors,
and to specify a specific distance between the specific detector and the object;

an indicator selection unit configured to select an indicator in the form of a frame based on the specific detector and the
specific distance;

an overlapping unit configured to overlap the indicator with the surrounding image, the indicator indicating the object and
the specific detector; and

a display configured to display the surrounding image with which the indicator is overlapped.

US Pat. No. 9,736,582

LOUDSPEAKER

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A loudspeaker comprising:
a vibrating portion that has an internal resistance having an impedance and that vibrates based on an input signal;
a first input portion that inputs, to the vibrating portion, an audio signal indicative of a sound output from a first amplifier;
and

a second input portion that inputs, to the vibrating portion, a warning signal indicative of a warning sound output from a
second amplifier, the second input portion connected in parallel to the first input portion, wherein

the second input portion includes a resistor having an impedance greater than the impedance of the internal resistance of
the vibrating portion, and inputs the warning signal to the vibrating portion via the resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,705,196

ANTENNA

Nippon Pillar Packing Co....

1. An antenna comprising:
a first antenna element including:
a feeder line extending from a first converter and including a partial line portion; and
a plurality of radiating elements which are fed with power from the feeder line; and
a second antenna element including:
a feeder line extending from a second converter aligned together with the first converter and including a partial line portion;
and

a plurality of radiating elements which are fed with power from the feeder line,
wherein the first converter is a feeding point for the feeder line of the first antenna element,
wherein the second converter is a feeding point for the feeder line of the second antenna element,
wherein the first antenna element and the second antenna element respectively include, at the respective partial line portions
of the feeder lines that extend from the first and second converters, respectively, to the radiating elements that are respectively
closest to the first and second converters, a bend portion which is bent in a direction in which the respective bend portions
come close to each other,

wherein the partial line portion of the first antenna element and the partial line portion of the second antenna element are
disposed so as to be linearly symmetrical about a virtual line, the virtual line passing through a central point between the
first converter and the second converter and the virtual line being parallel to a line extension direction,

wherein the feeder line of the first antenna element further includes a linear line portion extending linearly from the partial
line portion of the first antenna element; the plurality of radiating elements of the first antenna element being disposed
at one side or both sides of the linear line portion,

wherein the feeder line of the second antenna element further includes a linear line portion extending linearly from the partial
line portion of the second antenna element, the plurality of radiating elements of the second antenna element being disposed
at one side or both sides of the linear line portion of the second antenna element, and

wherein an interval between the linear line portion of the first antenna element and the linear line portion of the second
antenna element is smaller than an interval between the first converter and the second converter.

US Pat. No. 9,325,829

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A communication apparatus that is capable of communicating with an electronic apparatus, the communication apparatus comprising:
a memory that stores a plurality of commands respectively corresponding to a plurality of user operations to be performed
in a predetermined sequence on the electronic apparatus to cause the electronic apparatus to perform a predetermined operating
procedure; and

a controller that, upon selection of the predetermined operating procedure by a user of the communication apparatus, causes
the communication apparatus to intermittently transmit each of the commands in the predetermined sequence from the communication
apparatus to the electronic apparatus in accordance with the predetermined operating procedure, wherein

the commands cause the electronic apparatus to display a sequence of operation screens according to each of the user operations,
and to perform a predetermined function or display the operation screen related to the predetermined function upon receipt
of the commands corresponding to the plurality of user operations in the predetermined sequence in accordance with the predetermined
operating procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,318,426

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor element;
a first bump formed on a first bump formation face located at a front surface side of the semiconductor element, a distance
between the first bump formation face and a back surface opposite to a front surface of the semiconductor element being a
first distance; and

a second bump formed on a second bump formation face located at the front surface side of the semiconductor element, a distance
between the second bump formation face and the back surface opposite to a front surface of the semiconductor element being
a second distance being longer than the first distance, the second bump having a diameter larger than a diameter of the first
bump,

wherein the first and second bumps are plating bumps formed entirely with planting of a same metal.

US Pat. No. 9,110,164

RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus configured to radiate a transmission wave relating to a frequency-modulated transmission signal, receive
a reflected wave of the transmission wave from a target as a reception signal, and derive at least position information of
the target from the reception signal, the radar apparatus comprising:
a first determining section configured to determine whether there exists a continuing stationary target at a side of a lane
in which a vehicle with the radar apparatus mounted thereon is traveling;

a second determining section configured to determine whether there exists a moving target in a specific range which is in
front of the vehicle and on an opposite side of the stationary target with respect to a position of the vehicle; and

a changing section configured to change position information of the moving target to a position obtained by folding back a
specific position which is the position of the moving target in the specific range with the stationary target therebetween
in a case where the stationary target exists and the moving target exists in the specific range,

wherein the position changed by the changing section is used for deriving the position information of the target.

US Pat. No. 9,469,304

VEHICULAR SYSTEM

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A vehicular system used in a vehicle, the vehicular system comprising:
a controller configured to (i) specify a purpose of use being made of the vehicle by a user of the vehicle, (ii) select one
or more applications which are suitable for the specified purpose of use of the vehicle, from a plurality of applications,
and (iii) inhibit execution of applications which are not selected to be suitable for the specified purpose of use of the
vehicle, out of the plurality of applications, wherein

the controller determines which ones of a plurality of display devices should respectively display plural pieces of guide
information offered by executed applications, according to respective priorities of the plural pieces of guide information.

US Pat. No. 9,319,849

CONTENT OUTPUT SYSTEM

Fujitsu Ten Limited, Kob...

1. A content output system comprising:
a plurality of mobile terminals that store content data; and
a content display apparatus that is communicatively connected to the plurality of mobile terminals, obtains the content data
from the mobile terminals, and displays the content data on a display, wherein

the content display apparatus displays the content data on the display in association with the mobile terminals that store
the content data, and

in a case where the plurality of mobile terminals store a same piece of content data, the content display apparatus divides
an area showing the same piece of content data into plural parts, and displays each of the plural parts in association with
each of the mobile terminals storing the same piece of content data.

US Pat. No. 9,310,470

RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus configured to emit a transmission wave relating to a transmission signal to be frequency-modulated, to
receive a reflected wave coming from a target at which the transmission wave is reflected as a reception signal, and to derive
target information including at least a transverse distance of the target from peak signals based on the reception signal,
the radar apparatus comprising:
a derivation unit configured to derive this time-decided transverse distance which is a transverse distance of the target
of this time processing, by filtering, with a predetermined filter constant, this time transverse distance which is a transverse
distance of paired data of this time processing, obtained by pairing the peak signals, and a predicted transverse distance
which is obtained by predicting a transverse distance of the target of this time processing from a previous time-decided transverse
distance which is a transverse distance of the target of previous time processing; and

a change unit configured to change, when the transverse distance of an object moving target moving in a traveling direction
of a vehicle mounted with the radar apparatus and the transverse distance of a specific target which is a target except for
the object moving target satisfy a predetermined relation, the filter constant for filtering this time transverse distance
and the predicted transverse distance of the object moving target so that a reflection amount of this time transverse distance
is reduced in comparison to before the change.

US Pat. No. 9,069,072

RADAR APPARATUS AND TARGET DETECTING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus, comprising:
a retrieval unit that retrieves a strong reflection object based on a signal strength which a frequency spectrum of a beat
signal generated by mixing a transmission signal which is frequency-modulated and emitted and a reception signal which is
a reflection wave formed in the transmission signal is reflected on a target indicates;

an estimation unit that estimates an estimation orientation which is an orientation of a target assumed to be present around
the strong reflection object, based on a relative distance to the strong reflection object;

a calculation unit that calculates power which is the signal strength for the estimation orientation by generating an orientation
spectrum in the estimation orientation based on a frequency component corresponding to the relative distance; and

a determination unit that determines whether there is the target in the estimation orientation based on the power.

US Pat. No. 9,648,756

APPLYING APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An applying apparatus that applies a flux liquid, the applying apparatus comprising:
a housing that encloses a space;
a nozzle from which the flux liquid is injected, the nozzle located within the space; and
an intake and exhaust unit located within the space and enclosing an internal area that does not include the nozzle, the intake
and exhaust unit having (i) an intake port through which a gas that includes the flux liquid that has been injected from the
nozzle enters the internal area from the space and (ii) an exhaust port through which a as from which the flux liquid has
been filtered exits the internal area, wherein

the intake and exhaust unit includes a filtering unit that filters the flux liquid from the gas that has entered the internal
area through the intake port, the filtering unit being located between the intake port and the exhaust port in a gas flow
path that extends through the internal area, and

the filtering unit is movably provided within the intake and exhaust unit so that when installing/removing the filtering unit
with respect to the intake and exhaust unit, the filtering unit moves in a direction substantially parallel to a direction
in which the gas that includes the flux liquid enters the internal area through the intake port and in which the gas that
exits the internal area is exhausted through the exhaust port.

US Pat. No. 9,415,727

ON-VEHICLE APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An on-vehicle apparatus that is installed on a vehicle, the on-vehicle apparatus comprising:
a display that includes a long side and a short side and displays an image; and
a rotation mechanism that rotates the display between a first position where the long side becomes an upper side and a second
position where the short side becomes the upper side, wherein:

the rotation mechanism rotates the display so that the upper side of the display in the first position substantially coincides
with the upper side of the display in the second position,

the display further includes:
a center shaft that works as a center of rotation when the rotation mechanism rotates the display; and
a complementary shaft that is separated from the center shaft by a predetermined distance, wherein;
the rotation mechanism slides the center shaft in a vertical direction to rotate the display, and
the complementary shaft is guided to a direction substantially perpendicular to the vertical direction in which the center
shaft slides.

US Pat. No. 9,405,004

ANTENNA, RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Hyo...

1. An antenna including a plurality of transmission antennas and a plurality of reception antennas, the antenna comprising:
a first transmission antenna;
a third transmission antenna provided at a position shifted in a short direction of the first transmission antenna;
a second transmission antenna provided at a position between the first transmission antenna and the third transmission antenna
so that a portion of the second transmission antenna in a longitudinal direction is overlapped with a portion of the first
and third transmission antennas in the longitudinal direction;

a fourth transmission antenna provided at a position point-symmetrical with respect to the position of the second transmission
antenna, about the position of the third transmission antenna; and

the plurality of reception antennas provided so that a portion of each of the reception antennas in the longitudinal direction
is overlapped with a portion of the second transmission antenna in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,091,758

DETECTION AND RANGING SYSTEM AND ANGLE ESTIMATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A detection and ranging system comprising:
M transmitting sensor elements configured to transmit a probe signal;
N receiving sensor elements configured to receive an echo signal generated upon reflection of the probe signal from a target;
a matrix generator configured to generate a third matrix by multiplying a first matrix by a second matrix, the first matrix
including as diagonal components L received signals obtained from an effective receiving sensor array formed by synthesizing
the M transmitting sensor elements and the N receiving sensor elements, the second matrix being formed of P L-dimensional
vectors that are linearly independent of each other, P being an integer that is smaller than L; and

an estimator configured to estimate a direction of arrival of the echo signal from the target according to a pseudo covariance
matrix generated by multiplying the third matrix by Hermitian conjugate transposition of the third matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,082,306

IN-VEHICLE DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An in-vehicle display apparatus that is provided in a vehicle, comprising:
an acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of posted information items which are posted by a plurality of users in real time
and to which geographical location data indicating a destination of each of the plurality of posted information items is added;

a category classifying unit that specifies a posted information item to be displayed from the plurality of posted information
items based on a hash tag included in each of the plurality of posted information items, and classifies the specified posted
information item into categories, which are not categories by the geographical location data indicating the destination of
the posted information item, based on the hash tag; and

a display unit that displays map data in which the posted information item is displayed, using a display method that is changed
based on an elapsed time from the posting of the information to the acquisition of the posted information by the acquiring
unit, in a speech-bubble-type icon of a color which is specified according to the category classified by the category classifying
unit at a position which is specified on the basis of the geographical location data, when the elapsed time from the posting
of the posted information item to the acquisition of the posted information item that is acquired by the acquiring unit is
less than a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 9,261,589

SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, RADAR DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Hyo...

1. A signal processing device configured to perform object detection processing for obtaining a peak signal indicative of
a frequency difference between a transmitting signal of which a frequency is cyclically varying and a receiving signal obtained
by receiving a reflection wave from an object which reflects a transmission wave based on the transmission signal, for each
of a first period in which the frequency of the transmission signal is increasing and a second period in which the frequency
is decreasing, and for pairing the peak signal obtained in the first period and the peak signal obtained in the second period,
thereby detecting a sensing point indicative of a reflection point on the object associated with the peak signals, the signal
processing device comprising:
a storage section configured to store data indicative of a past sensing point which is the sensing point detected in the object
detection processing performed in the past, and a counter value indicative of existence possibility of the past sensing point;

a determination section configured to determine whether the past sensing point has continuity to a recent sensing point which
is the sensing point detected in the object detection processing performed after detecting the past sensing point;

a decrement section configured to decrease the counter value associated with the past sensing point determined by the determination
section as having no continuity to the recent sensing point;

a deletion section configured to delete, from the storage section, the data indicative of the past sensing point previously
stored and associated with the counter value when the counter value become less than a first threshold value;

an identification section configured to identify a sensing point of a moving object as a wrong paring candidate sensing point
possibly detected by pairing the peak signals in a wrong manner if a number of peak signals of the sensing point of the moving
object exceeds a threshold value of one of areas in which the moving object is classified, wherein the moving object is classified
in the one of the areas on a map, wherein the map includes the areas divided by a predetermined distance in a vertical direction
with respect to an own vehicle and predetermined distance in a horizontal direction with respect to the own vehicle and the
threshold value of the number of the peak signals is set for each of the areas; and

a changing section configured to set a decreasing value of the past sensing point identified as a wrong paring candidate sensing
point so as to greater than a decreasing value of the other past sensing points.

US Pat. No. 9,106,091

VEHICLE AND VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

15. A method for controlling a vehicle equipped with an electric storage device that is chargeable using power from an external
power source,
the method comprising:
calculating, based on maximum supply power that is able to be supplied to the electric storage device and based on actual
charge power actually supplied to the electric storage device, a shortfall with respect to charge power supplied to the electric
storage device in a case where charging is performed at the maximum supply power, and

storing information relating to a causal factor for the shortfall.

US Pat. No. 9,543,643

ANTENNA DEVICE AND RADAR DEVICE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An antenna device comprising:
a dielectric substrate on which top surface side a plurality of antennas is formed and on which bottom surface side a ground
is formed, each as a conductive thin film pattern, respectively;

a housing which is formed of a conductive material and formed to have a shape configured to function as a waveguide, and configured
that a top surface side thereof is bonded to a bottom surface side of the dielectric substrate; and

an interference prevention unit which is formed between the neighboring antennas to include a groove provided on a top surface
side of the housing, and a slit provided in a portion of the ground, which portion corresponding to the groove in an area
which is different from an area having the shape configured to function as the waveguide of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,493,120

IMAGE GENERATOR

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An image generator that is used in a vehicle, the image generator comprising:
an acquisition part that acquires a plurality of shot images captured by a plurality of cameras disposed on the vehicle, each
of the plurality of shot images showing a periphery of the vehicle; and

a generator that projects data of the plurality of shot images onto a virtual projection surface which corresponds to the
periphery of the vehicle, and that generates a composite image showing the periphery of the vehicle viewed from a virtual
viewpoint, by use of the data projected onto the virtual projection surface,

wherein:
the virtual projection surface includes a first virtual projection surface that has:
a first area that is a first distance from a location of the vehicle and has a first slope, and
a second area that is a second distance from the location of the vehicle, the second distance being further than the first
distance and has a second slope, the second slope being lower than the first slope,

the virtual projection surface includes a second virtual projection surface that is created in a different shape from the
first virtual projection surface, and

the generator generates as the composite image either a full composite image, showing a whole area of the periphery of the
of the vehicle, or an enlarged composite image, showing a partially-enlarged vicinity of the vehicle, such that the second
virtual projection surface is used to generate the full composite image and the first virtual projection surface is used to
generate the enlarged composite image.

US Pat. No. 9,083,477

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A communication system in which a first communication apparatus transmits/receives data to/from a second communication
apparatus at a predetermined communication period, the system comprising:
the first communication apparatus that includes a first computer transmitting, to the second communication apparatus, frame
data including ID information indicating a kind of data and data information indicating a content of the data; and

the second communication apparatus that includes a second computer executing a first process, the first process determining
that data information included in received frame data is data regarding a kind of data of ID information included in received
frame data when the frame data is received from the first communication apparatus, the first process further executing a predetermined
calculating process using the data information, wherein

when the ID information of the frame data received from the first communication apparatus is not a predetermined ID indicating
a start of the predetermined communication period among a plurality of kinds of IDs, the second computer determines the data
information included in received frame data based on the ID information included in received frame data and processes the
first process using the data information determined,

when the ID information of the frame data received from the first communication apparatus is the predetermined ID, the second
computer determines receiving an instruction to start a second process and executes the first process using the data information
of the received frame data and the second process, the second process starting transmitting frame data to be transmitted within
the communication period to the first communication apparatus, and

until a predetermined time elapses after the reception of the frame data including the predetermined ID, the second computer
does not start the second process even when the frame data including the predetermined ID is received.

US Pat. No. 9,649,946

VEHICLE AND CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING IMPEDENCE BASED ON POWER TRANSFER EFFICIENCY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle that contactlessly receives electric power from a power transmitting device of which an impedance is adjustable
by a first impedance adjustment unit, comprising:
a power receiving unit configured to contactlessly receive electric power from the power transmitting device;
an electrical storage device configured to store electric power received by the power receiving unit;
an electronic control unit configured to control charging operation of the electrical storage device, the electronic control
unit being configured to output a command to adjust the first impedance adjustment unit to the power transmitting device,
and the electronic control unit being configured to set an impedance of the first impedance adjustment unit based on a power
transfer efficiency between the power transmitting device and the power receiving unit while the electrical storage device
is being charged; and

a second impedance adjustment unit configured to adjust an impedance between the power receiving unit and the electrical storage
device, wherein

the power transmitting device is configured to use one of a first electric power and a second electric power lower than the
first electric power as a transmitted electric power for charging the electrical storage device,

the electronic control unit is configured to cause the power transmitting device to output the first electric power when a
value indicating a state of charge of the electrical storage device is lower than or equal to a predetermined threshold, and

the electronic control unit is configured to cause the power transmitting device to output the second electric power and set
an impedance of the second impedance adjustment unit based on the transmitted electric power from the power transmitting device,
when the value indicating the state of charge exceeds the threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,612,323

RADAR APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A vehicle control apparatus comprising:
a vehicle controller that controls a vehicle; and
a radar apparatus that obtains information about a target existing in a periphery of the vehicle, the radar apparatus comprising:
a plurality of antennas from which reception signals are generated from reflected waves received by the plurality of antennas,
the reflected waves caused from a transmission wave reflected by the target;

a processor configured to derive a peak angle, which is an angle of the target relative to the vehicle, based on the reception
signals generated from the plurality of antennas; and

a memory that stores internal data about the target, the internal data being derived based on the peak angle;
wherein the processor is further configured to:
determine a reliability of a first peak angle that is the peak angle upon which the internal data about the target was derived,
the reliability of the first peak angle being determined based on a second peak angle that is a different peak angle from
the first peak angle and that was derived concurrently with the first peak angle by the processor,

determine whether or not to exclude from further processing the internal data about the target that was derived based on the
first peak angle, based on the reliability that was determined for the first peak angle,

exclude from further processing the internal data about the target that was determined to be excluded, and
output, to the vehicle controller, information about the target based on the internal data not excluded from further processing
by the processor;

wherein the vehicle controller controls the vehicle using the information about the target output to the vehicle controller
by the processor of the radar apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,316,196

VEHICLE CONTROLLER

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A vehicle controller that is installed in a vehicle and that controls one or more operations of the vehicle, the vehicle
controller comprising a control unit that:
(i) outputs a first code for authentication to a judging apparatus within the vehicle, which judges whether to permit starting
of a driving apparatus of the vehicle, when a request for starting the driving apparatus is obtained from an information processor
which is located outside the vehicle, the first code being stored in the vehicle controller and not being transmitted from
the information processor;

(ii) controls locking and unlocking of doors of the vehicle when a request for door lock control is obtained from the information
processor; and

(iii) obtains from the judging apparatus an authentication result of whether the first code and a second code for authentication
which the judging apparatus uses are identical, wherein

when obtaining the request for door lock control from the information processor, the control unit controls the locking and
unlocking of the doors based on the authentication result obtained from the judging apparatus within the vehicle,

when detecting that an ignition switch of the vehicle has been switched from an off-state to an on-state, or has been switched
from the on-state to the off-state, the vehicle controller executes processing for transmitting a vehicle position information
to the information processor, and

the processing for transmitting the vehicle position information to the information processor is changed in accordance with
a status of a contract with a user for a service.

US Pat. No. 9,294,059

ACOUSTIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF REPRODUCING ACOUSTIC SIGNAL

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Hyo...

1. An acoustic device configured to reproduce an acoustic signal of one acoustic source which is selected from a plurality
of acoustic sources, the acoustic device comprising:
a first averaging unit configured to average signal levels of the acoustic signal for a first calculation time period;
a second averaging unit configured to average the signal levels of the acoustic signal for a second calculation time period
which is shorter than the first calculation time period;

a selecting unit configured to select one signal from among signals output from the first averaging unit and the second averaging
unit, the one signal having a signal level higher than the other;

a determining unit configured to determine whether the signal level of the selected one signal is higher than a threshold
value which is determined according to the one acoustic source;

a gain decreasing unit configured to decrease a gain of the acoustic signal according to the signal level of the one signal,
in a case where the signal level of the selected one signal is higher than the threshold value;

a correcting unit configured to correct a signal level of the acoustic signal according to the gain; and
a threshold value updating unit configured to update the threshold value so as to be the same value as the signal level of
the selected one signal, in a case where the signal level of the selected one signal is higher than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,262,796

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a generator that generates a character image that has a conversation with a user;
a sender that sends the character image for display on a vehicle-mounted apparatus at a first predetermined frequency; and
a receiver that receives from the vehicle-mounted apparatus a speech utterance of the user during the conversation with the
character image displayed on the vehicle-mounted apparatus, wherein

the sender sends the character image at a first reduced frequency during receipt of the speech utterance of the user as compared
to during periods of nonreceipt of the speech utterance.

US Pat. No. 9,575,170

RADAR DEVICE AND TARGET HEIGHT CALCULATION METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar device comprising:
a vertical azimuth calculation unit which calculates, as a vertical azimuth which is an azimuth of a target in a direction
perpendicular to a ground surface, an azimuth of a real image existing above ground from a reflected wave generated when a
transmission signal transmitted from a transmission antenna is reflected from the target, and an azimuth of a virtual image
imaginarily existing underground using a reflected wave generated when the transmission signal transmitted from the transmission
antenna is reflected from the target and reflected again from the ground surface;

an angle difference calculation unit which calculates an angle difference between the azimuth of the real image and the azimuth
of the virtual image which are calculated by the vertical azimuth calculation unit; and

a height calculation unit which calculates a height of the target from the ground surface, using the angle difference calculated
by the angle difference calculation unit.

US Pat. No. 9,531,783

INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION DEVICE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An information distribution device which distributes call attention information for calling attention to an event to a
distribution target vehicle, comprising:
a processor configured to:
acquire event information, which includes a type of an event, which relates to weather, an accident, a disaster or detection
of an obstacle, and a position of occurrence of the event;

determine whether distribution of the call attention information is urgent or not urgent based on the type of event included
in the acquired event information;

if the distribution of the call attention information is urgent, distribute the call attention information to the distribution
target vehicle without making a request to another vehicle that is different than the distribution target vehicle for transmission
of the image information; and

if the distribution of the call attention information is not urgent:
output the request for transmission of the image information to at least one other vehicle that is different than the distribution
target vehicle;

acquire the image information from a vehicle that has responded to the request for transmission of the image information;
verify whether the acquired image information accurately reflects a current circumstance of the event information based on
a comparison of the acquired image with a stored reference image; and

distribute the call attention information to the distribution target vehicle, if it is determined that the acquired image
accurately reflects the current circumstance of the event information; and

do not distribute the call attention information to the distribution target vehicle, if the acquired image information does
not accurately reflect the current circumstance of the event information.

US Pat. No. 9,077,861

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An image processing apparatus that processes an image to be displayed on a display apparatus mounted on a vehicle, the
image processing apparatus comprising:
a receiving section that receives an instruction signal;
a synthetic image generating section that generates a plurality of first synthetic images based on a plurality of images of
the periphery of the vehicle captured by a plurality of cameras which are provided so as to be capable of capturing a 360°
view of the periphery of the vehicle, the first synthetic images being viewed first synthetic images being viewed toward the
vehicle from a plurality of virtual viewpoints disposed around and above the vehicle; and

an output section that sequentially outputs the first synthetic images to the display apparatus so that a virtual viewpoint
of the first synthetic images moves in a circle around the vehicle in response to the instruction signal.

US Pat. No. 9,606,225

PERIPHERAL OBJECT DETECTION APPARATUS AND PERIPHERAL OBJECT DETECTION METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A peripheral object detection apparatus that is installed in a vehicle to detect an obstacle obstructing travel by the
vehicle, comprising:
a radar configured to obtain a reflection intensity by transmitting an electromagnetic wave and receiving an electromagnetic
wave reflected by an object; and

a driver assist ECU configured to:
calculate a first integrated value comprising an integrated value of absolute values of differences in the reflection intensity
within a predetermined section where values of reflection intensity are obtained by the radar,

calculate a base up amount of the reflection intensity within the predetermined section for each reflection point using a
slope of the reflection intensity, and

determine on the basis of a second integrated value, obtained by subtracting the base up amount from the first integrated
value, whether or not the object is a low object not obstructing travel by the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,586,598

INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An information providing apparatus that is used in a vehicle, the information providing apparatus comprising:
a controller configured to:
(i) acquire traveling environment information indicating a traveling environment of the vehicle;
(ii) acquire, via a network from a predetermined server that is external of the vehicle, a table that correlates a vehicle
function that the vehicle is capable of performing with a determination condition that is used to determine whether or not
use of the vehicle function is appropriate;

(iii) compare the acquired traveling environment information with the determination condition in the table to determine whether
the use of the vehicle function is appropriate; and

(iv) provide, to a user of the vehicle, a message suggesting use of the vehicle function when a result of (iii) determines
that the use of the vehicle function is appropriate.

US Pat. No. 9,543,834

SWITCHING REGULATOR, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A switching regulator configured to convert an input voltage into an output voltage, the switching regulator comprising:
a control unit configured to perform switching control in response to a result of comparison between a reference voltage and
a complex voltage which includes a feedback voltage acquired by feeding back the output voltage, and a derived voltage derived
on the basis of an input current; and

an adding unit configured to add currents,
wherein the adding unit adds a feedback current acquired by converting the feedback voltage, and the input current including
an AC component and a DC component, to derive the complex voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,479,740

IMAGE GENERATING APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An image generating apparatus comprising:
an obtaining part that obtains a captured image captured by a camera mounted on a vehicle; and
a generator that generates a vicinity image including the vehicle and a vicinity of the vehicle viewed from a virtual viewpoint,
based on the captured image, and that generates a combined image by superimposing a vehicle image of the vehicle on the vicinity
image, wherein

the generator:
i) it generates the vehicle image in a frame style that shows in a three-dimensional manner one or more parts and a body frame
which in combination, configure an outer shape of the vehicle by frame lines, wherein the one of more parts are different
from the body frame of the vehicle and are components of the vehicle viewable from an outside of the vehicle, and wherein
portions of the vehicle other than the body frame and the one or more parts are not shown in the frame style, and

ii) changes a style form of the vehicle image in the frame style in accordance with a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 9,319,860

MOBILE TERMINAL THAT DETERMINE WHETHER THE USER IS WALKING WHILE WATCHING THE MOBILE TERMINAL

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:
a display screen;
a first camera that is installed on a side of the mobile terminal having the display screen;
a velocity sensor that derives moving velocity of the mobile terminal; and
a controller configured to
determine a starting state of the display screen,
determine a direction of a face of a user based on a shot image obtained from the first camera, and
determine whether the user is walking while watching the mobile terminal based on the moving velocity, the starting state
and the direction of the face of the user.

US Pat. No. 9,285,467

RADAR APPARATUS, VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus configured to radiate a transmission wave relating to a frequency-modulated transmission signal, receive
a reflected wave of the transmission wave from a target as a reception signal, and derive at least position information of
the target from the reception signal, the radar apparatus comprising:
a setting unit configured to set a first range including at least a reference target which is derived according to a value
of a longitudinal distance relative to a vehicle mounted with the radar apparatus;

a deriving unit configured to derive a representative position of targets included in the first range on the basis of position
information of the targets included in the first range; and

an acquiring unit configured to acquire at least one of first vehicle information indicating that the vehicle is running in
a curve-shaped lane and second vehicle information indicating that a road shape in front of the vehicle is a curve shape,

wherein when the acquiring unit acquires the at least one of the first vehicle information and the second vehicle information,
the setting unit sets a second range wider than the first range and the deriving unit derives a representative position of
targets included in the second range on the basis of position information of the targets included in the second range.

US Pat. No. 9,087,484

CONTROL APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A control apparatus that controls a backlight providing light to a liquid crystal display panel, the control apparatus
comprising:
a controller configured to:
(i) specify a response time required for a pre-change transmittance specified by image data of an image to be displayed on
the liquid crystal display panel to become a post-change transmittance specified by image data of a subsequent image, subsequent
to the image, to be displayed on the liquid crystal display panel, for each pixel of the liquid crystal display panel, based
on the pre-change transmittance and on the post-change transmittance;

(ii) derive a representative response time defined as a response time of an image in a frame, based on the response time specified
for each of the pixels; and

(iii) set an unlit time period of the backlight, between display of the image and the subsequent image, according to the representative
response time so that the unlit time period of the backlight varies depending on a value of the representative response time.

US Pat. No. 9,826,620

HIGH FREQUENCY GENERATING DEVICE AND HIGH FREQUENCY GENERATING METHOD USED IN PLASMA IGNITION APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A high frequency generating device used in a plasma ignition apparatus, the high frequency generating device comprising:
a high frequency output unit including:
an oscillation unit that oscillates a high frequency; and
an amplification unit that amplifies the high frequency oscillated by the oscillation unit;
an output control unit that shifts a state of the oscillation unit from an oscillation disabled state to an oscillation enabled
state of the high frequency to shift a state of the high frequency output unit from a non-output state to an output-ready
state of the high frequency in accordance with timing at which an ignition signal that controls a spark discharge of an ignition
plug is output;

a current detecting unit that is provided on a power-supply path to the high frequency output unit, the current detecting
unit detecting a current that flows through the power-supply path; and

an abnormality detecting unit that detects output abnormality of the high frequency based on a detection result of the current
detecting unit, wherein

the abnormality detecting unit detects output abnormality of the high frequency in the non-output state when a value of a
current detected by the current detecting unit in the non-output state exceeds a non-output threshold that is less than or
equal to a value of a current that flows through the power-supply path when the state of the oscillation unit becomes the
oscillation enabled state.

US Pat. No. 9,709,665

RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus capable of extracting peak signals obtained from a difference frequency between a transmitting signal
of which a frequency is changed in a predetermined cycle and a receiving signal obtained by receiving a reflection wave of
a transmission wave based on the transmitting signal at a target, for a first period at which the frequency of the transmitting
signal ascends and for a second period at which the frequency descends, and deriving information about the target based on
the extracted peak signals, the radar apparatus comprising:
a predicting unit configured to predict a first current peak signal based on a previously-determined peak signal;
an extracting unit configured to extract a second current peak signal corresponding to the predicted first current peak signal,
from among peak signals existing within a predetermined range of the frequency; and

a filtering unit configured to perform a filtering process on the predicted first current peak signal and the extracted second
current peak signal, and output a result of the filtering process as a current determined peak signal,

wherein, if the target derived based on the extracted second current peak signal is a preceding vehicle existing in front
of an own vehicle equipped with the radar apparatus, the filtering unit judges whether to perform the filtering process according
to a state of the preceding vehicle, and

wherein, if the state of the preceding vehicle is changed from a stop state to a start state, the filtering unit outputs the
extracted second current peak signal as the current determined peak signal without performing the filtering process.

US Pat. No. 9,709,674

RADAR DEVICE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Hyo...

1. A radar device comprising:
a peak extracting unit that extracts frequency peaks representing the difference frequencies between a transmission signal
whose frequency varies in a predetermined cycle and reception signals obtained by receiving reflected waves of a transmission
wave based on the transmission signal from targets, in each section of an up section in which the frequency of the transmission
signal increases and a down section in which the frequency of the transmission signal decreases:

an angle calculating unit that calculates angle peaks representing angles of the targets relative to the frequency peaks;
a pairing unit that generates pair data items by associating the angle peaks of the up section and the angle peaks of the
down sections;

a first representative deriving unit that derives one representative pair data item on the basis of a plurality of a specific
pair data items whose positions in an angle direction are close to each other and which are substantially the same in the
position in a distance direction intersecting with the angle direction and are substantially the same in relative speed; and

a continuity determining unit that determines whether one representative pair data item derived in a past process and one
representative pair data item derived in a current process are data items belonging to the same target at different process
timings,

wherein the first representative deriving unit derives one representative pair data item before continuity determination of
the continuity determining unit at the same process timing is performed.

US Pat. No. 9,658,327

RADAR DEVICE AND METHOD OF PROCESSING SIGNAL

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar device comprising:
a transmission unit that emits a transmission wave relating to a frequency-modulated transmission signal;
a reception unit that receives, as a reception signal, a reflected wave acquired by reflection of the transmission wave off
of an object; and

a processor programmed to:
perform a first scanning that includes emitting, by the transmission unit, a first transmission wave, receiving, by the reception
unit, one or more first reflected waves, and detecting, in the first reflected waves, a first plurality of pieces of object
data;

perform a second scanning that includes emitting, by the transmission unit, a second transmission wave, receiving, by the
reception unit, one or more second reflected waves, and detecting, in the second reflected waves, a second plurality of pieces
of object data;

determine whether a first object among the first plurality of pieces of object data corresponds to a second object among the
first plurality of pieces of object data; and

if the first object corresponds to the second object:
determine a correlation between the first object and the second object; and
remove, based on the correlation between the first object and the second object, one of the second plurality of pieces of
object data.

US Pat. No. 9,691,196

DATA REPRODUCING APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A data reproducing apparatus that reproduces moving image data that is captured while a vehicle is traveling, the data
reproducing apparatus comprising:
a controller configured to:
derive a stoppable distance that the vehicle requires to come to a stop based on a speed of the vehicle obtained while the
vehicle was traveling during an image-capturing time period in which the moving image data was captured;

derive an inter-vehicle distance between the vehicle and a preceding vehicle located ahead of the vehicle during the image-capturing
time period in which the moving image data was captured; and

superimpose, on an object image generated from the moving image data, a first mark which shows a position corresponding to
the stoppable distance and a second mark which shows a position corresponding to the inter-vehicle distance, wherein

the controller changes a color of the second mark, depending on whether the inter-vehicle distance is greater or smaller than
the stoppable distance.

US Pat. No. 9,618,607

RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus capable of extracting peak signals obtained from a difference frequency between a transmitting signal
of which a frequency is changed in a predetermined period, and a receiving signal obtained by receiving a reflection wave
of a transmission wave based on the transmitting signal at a target, during a first period in which the frequency of the transmitting
signal ascends, and a second period in which the frequency of the transmitting signal descends, and deriving information about
the target based on the extracted peak signals, the radar apparatus comprising:
a pairing unit configured to pair a peak signal extracted in the first period and a peak signal extracted in the second period;
and

a judging unit configured to judge whether or not the target is an overhead object based on the number of paired data of stationary
objects existing within a predetermined range from the radar apparatus and being arranged at a substantially regular interval
in a traveling direction of a vehicle on which the radar apparatus is mounted, among the paired data obtained by pairing the
peak signals in the pairing unit,

wherein if the target has been judged as the overhead object for a number of times within a predetermined time and the number
of times exceeds a predetermined number, the judging unit subsequently executes a relaxed judging process based on a threshold
that is lower than a predetermined threshold for determining an overhead object.

US Pat. No. 9,600,097

ON-VEHICLE DEVICE OPERATION APPARATUS AND ON-VEHICLE DEVICE OPERATION METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An on-vehicle device operation apparatus, comprising:
an operation part that is provided in an inside of a vehicle and includes a plurality of operation switches;
an on-vehicle device control part that, when one of the operation switches is pushed, controls an on-vehicle device depending
on the pushed operation switch; and

a display control part that causes a display part to display an image corresponding to the operation part and determines,
when an operation switch among the plurality of operation switches is pushed, whether the pushed switch is a first operation
switch with no assigned operation or a second operation switch with an assigned operation,

wherein the image corresponding to the operation part includes a first portion corresponding to the first operation switch
and a second portion corresponding to the second operation switch, and the second portion is preliminarily displayed emphatically,
and

wherein when it is determined that the first operation switch is pushed, the display control part causes the display part
to emphatically display the first portion corresponding to the pushed first operation switch in a manner different from that
of the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,596,307

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A communication system comprising:
a plurality of mobile terminals; and
a linked apparatus that includes a controller and works in concert with the plurality of mobile terminals to relay communications,
the linked apparatus being configured to establish a direct wireless connection to a selected one of the plurality of mobile
terminals, the selected one of the plurality of mobile terminals being designated as a relaying apparatus, wherein

the plurality of mobile terminals includes:
a first mobile terminal that includes a controller and serves as the relaying apparatus before a change of selection of the
relaying apparatus; and

a second mobile terminal that includes a controller and serves as the relaying apparatus after the change of selection of
the relaying apparatus, and

in a case where the selection of the relaying apparatus is changed from the first mobile terminal to the second mobile terminal,
(1) the controller of the first mobile terminal causes the first mobile terminal to send, to the linked apparatus, a credential
that is used to establish a direct wireless connection to the second mobile terminal, the credential being acquired by the
first mobile terminal from the second mobile terminal, and (2) the controller of the linked apparatus causes the linked apparatus
to establish the direct wireless connection to the second mobile terminal as the relaying apparatus using the credential.

US Pat. No. 9,496,784

SWITCHING REGULATOR, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A switching regulator configured to convert an input voltage into an output voltage, the switching regulator comprising:
a control unit configured to perform switching control in response to a result of comparison between a reference voltage and
a complex voltage which includes a feedback voltage acquired by feeding back the output voltage, and a derived voltage derived
on the basis of an input current; and

an adding unit configured to add currents,
wherein the adding unit adds a feedback current acquired by converting the feedback voltage, and the input current including
an AC component and a DC component, to derive the complex voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,045,085

OBJECT DETECTOR

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An object detector comprising:
a detector that detects, by a frame correlation method that uses a plurality of shot images of a periphery of a vehicle captured
by a camera at successive times, an object moving in the periphery of the vehicle; and

a controller that (i) acquires information indicating an absolute speed of the vehicle and a steering angle of the vehicle,
(ii) disables a detection function of the detector when the acquired steering angle is not in a prescribed steering angle
range, and (iii) changes the prescribed steering angle range in accordance with the acquired absolute speed of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,832,893

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH CASE HAVING UNITARY FIXTURE REINFORCEMENT AND ROOF FOR CONNECTOR APERTURE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a case in which an electronic substrate having a connector is stored;
an aperture formed in a side surface of the case, the connector being accessible through the aperture;
a fixture by which the case is fixed to a mounting surface, the fixture projecting outward from the side surface of the case
and the fixture extending substantially in a vertical direction when the case is fixed to the mounting surface;

a first roof that extends over and covers an area above the aperture so as to receive water drops flowing down along the side
surface of the case to thereby prevent the water drops from reaching the aperture, the first roof projecting outward from
the side surface of the case; and

a first reinforcement that connects a portion of the fixture to the side surface of the case to reinforce the fixture, the
portion of the fixture including an end portion of the fixture that extends in the vertical direction, wherein

the first roof and the first reinforcement are a single piece of material that includes a wall projecting outward from the
side surface, the wall having a first edge fixed to the side surface and a second edge fixed to the end portion of the fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,731,763

PARKING ASSIST DEVICE AND PARKING ASSIST SYSTEM

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A parking assist device for assisting parking of a vehicle, comprising:
a detecting unit that, on the basis of a taken image of the surrounding area of the vehicle, detects a plurality of parking
areas, detects the presence of obstacles within the detected plurality of parking areas, and detects available parking areas
for the vehicle among the detected plurality of parking areas, wherein the available parking areas are those detected parking
areas detected to have no obstacles; and

a selecting unit that selects an available parking area from the detected available parking areas where the vehicle may be
parked with low risk of contact with any detected obstacle.

US Pat. No. 9,731,714

VEHICLE APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A vehicle apparatus used in a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:
a clock configured to measure a first elapsed time after completion of a parking operation by which the vehicle is parked
at a parking position in a parking region while an ignition signal of the vehicle is in an on state, the clock starting counting
of the first elapsed time upon satisfaction of two conditions which are closing of a door of the vehicle after the door has
been opened and the ignition signal of the vehicle switching to an off state;

a receiver configured to receive an instruction signal from a mobile device operated by a user outside the vehicle while the
ignition signal of the vehicle is in the off state;

a first recognition part configured to recognize, based on a motion signal transmitted from the mobile device that is moved
in association with a motion of a body of the user, a movement instruction based on the motion of the body of the user, the
movement instruction being indicative of moving the vehicle;

a second recognition part configured to recognize the movement instruction based on a detection result of a detector that
is configured to detect the motion of the body of the user without the motion signal transmitted from the mobile device; and

a control unit configured to cause movement of the vehicle to adjust the parking position of the vehicle in response to the
received instruction signal when a recognized result obtained by the first recognition part coincides with a recognized result
obtained by the second recognition part, wherein

the control unit is further configured to prohibit the movement of the vehicle to adjust the parking position when the first
elapsed time reaches a first predetermined time before receipt of the instruction signal by the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,706,175

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Hyo...

1. An image processing device configured to be installed in a vehicle, comprising:
an image acquirer configured to acquire camera images captured by cameras provided on the vehicle, the camera images containing
information showing the whole periphery of the vehicle at the time of capturing the camera images;

a synthetic image generator configured to generate synthetic images based on the camera images, the synthetic images including
first downward views of the vehicle and a periphery thereof viewed from virtual viewpoints different from one another; and

a display image provider configured to output, to a display device installed in the vehicle, information corresponding to
a display image in which the synthetic images are continuously reproduced so as to perform an animated representation that
shows orbiting around the vehicle, wherein the animated representation is started under a predetermined condition and a display
mode is continuously changed in a predetermined order,

wherein the display mode includes:
a surrounding confirmation mode in which the information corresponding to the display image is output to the display device
so as to perform the animated representation;

a front mode in which information corresponding to an image including a front of the vehicle is output to the display device;
a navigation mode in which information corresponding to a map image for a navigation guide is output to the display device;
and

a back mode in which information corresponding to an image including a rear of the vehicle is output to the display device,
and

wherein in the predetermined order is an order in which the surrounding confirmation mode is switched to the front mode when
a predetermined time elapses after the surrounding confirmation mode starts, the front mode is switched to the navigation
mode when a speed of the vehicle becomes equal to or more than a predetermined speed after the front mode starts, and the
navigation mode is switched to the back mode when a shift lever of the vehicle is switched to a reverse position after the
navigation mode starts.

US Pat. No. 9,695,794

CONTROL DEVICE OF PLASMA IGNITION APPARATUS AND PLASMA IGNITION APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A control device of a plasma ignition apparatus, the control device comprising:
a plug socket that holds an ignition plug and through which a high voltage generated by an ignition coil is transmitted to
the ignition plug;

an oscillation unit that oscillates a high frequency; and
an amplification unit that amplifies the high frequency oscillated by the oscillation unit, wherein
the oscillation unit is arranged outside of the plug socket and the amplification unit is arranged inside of the plug socket.

US Pat. No. 9,690,096

HEAD-UP DISPLAY APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A head-up display apparatus comprising:
a projector having a lens and that emits projection light from the lens to cause an image to be displayed on a screen, the
projector is movably mounted within the display apparatus and is movable between a stored position and a projection position
at which the projector emits the projection light to cause the image to be displayed on the screen;

a combiner that reflects display light from the image displayed on the screen when the combiner is placed in a use position;
a first moving mechanism configured to move the combiner between the use position and a storage position in a storage space;
and

a second moving mechanism configured to move the projector from the stored position to the projection position in the storage
space when the combiner is placed in the use position.

US Pat. No. 9,555,793

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle control apparatus including a negative pressure chamber in which a negative pressure is generated depending on
rotation of an internal combustion engine,
a braking operation assist unit configured to assist a braking operation of a driver by using the negative pressure in the
negative pressure chamber, and

an automatic stop and start unit configured to have the internal combustion engine automatically stop when a first condition
is satisfied, and after the automatic stopping, to have the internal combustion engine automatically start when a second condition
is satisfied,

comprising:
a braking operation detection unit configured to determine whether a braking operation of the vehicle driver is not performed;
a rotational speed detection unit configured to detect a rotational speed of the internal combustion engine;
a negative pressure detection unit configured to detect the negative pressure in the negative pressure chamber, based on an
output signal from a negative pressure sensor outputting a signal depending on the negative pressure generated in the negative
pressure chamber;

a temporary determination unit configured to temporarily determine whether the negative pressure sensor is in an abnormal
state, based on the negative pressure in the negative pressure chamber detected by the negative pressure detection unit, when
a state has continued for a predetermined time or longer during which the braking operation has not been detected by the braking
operation detection unit, and the rotational speed of the internal combustion engine detected by the rotational speed detection
unit has been greater than or equal to a threshold;

an abnormality determination unit configured to certainly determine that the negative pressure sensor is in the abnormal state
when the negative pressure sensor has been temporarily determined to be in the abnormal state by the temporary determination
unit for a predetermined number of times;

an automatic stopping inhibition unit configured to inhibit the automatic stopping of the internal combustion engine by the
automatic stop and start unit when the negative pressure sensor is determined to be in the abnormal state by the abnormality
determination unit; and

a time change unit configured, after the negative pressure sensor has been temporarily determined to be in the abnormal state
by the temporary determination unit, to change the predetermined time for a next time used for temporarily determining whether
the negative pressure sensor is in an abnormal state by the temporary determination unit, depending on whether the state has
continued.

US Pat. No. 9,524,538

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An image processing apparatus that generates an output image from an input image by changing a size of the input image,
the image processing apparatus comprising:
a first interpolation processor that derives values of a plurality of noted points on an inclined interpolation line by performing
a first interpolation process, the first interpolation process using values of a plurality of input pixels of the input image
aligned in an arranged direction that is one of a horizontal direction and a vertical direction to derive the value for each
of the noted points, the inclined interpolation line extending through a location of a processed pixel of the output image
and being inclined relative to the horizontal direction; and

a second interpolation processor that derives a value of the processed pixel by performing a second interpolation process,
using the derived values of the plurality of noted points on the inclined interpolation line.

US Pat. No. 9,743,192

SPEAKER AND VIBRATION CONTROL UNIT

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A speaker comprising:
a first vibrator that is connected to a diaphragm which vibrates to emit sound;
a first driving unit that reciprocally vibrates the first vibrator to vibrate the diaphragm;
a second vibrator that is connected to a weight member;
a second driving unit that is connected to a side of the first driving unit opposite to a side on which the first vibrator
is provided, and reciprocally vibrates the second vibrator on a same vibration axis as a vibration axis of the first vibrator
to vibrate the weight member; and

a supporting unit that supports a coupled body, configured by joining the second vibrator and the weight member, at two or
more portions in the direction of the vibration axis, wherein:

the coupled body includes a first magnet provided on a circumferential side of the coupled body;
the supporting unit includes:
a second magnet that is disposed so as to face the first magnet; and
a contactless supporting portion that supports the coupled body in a floating state by a repulsive force between the first
magnet and the second magnet;

the weight member includes a cylindrical housing having a base end portion which is connected to the second vibrator;
the first magnet has a cylindrical shape to surround an outer circumferential side surface of the cylindrical housing; and
the second magnet has a cylindrical shape to surround an outer circumferential side surface of the first magnet with a gap
interposed between the second magnet and the first magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,696,417

ANTENNA

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An antenna that transmits a transmission wave, the antenna comprising:
a plurality of transmitting antennas including:
a first transmitting antenna that transmits a first transmission wave having a first transmission range in a right-upward
direction relative to a reference axis substantially parallel to a road surface;

a second transmitting antenna that transmits a second transmission wave having a second transmission range in a left-upward
direction relative to the reference axis;

a third transmitting antenna that transmits a third transmission wave having a third transmission range in a right-downward
direction relative to the reference axis; and

a fourth transmitting antenna that transmits a fourth transmission wave having a fourth transmission range in a left-downward
direction relative to the reference axis, wherein

the first, second, third and fourth transmission ranges all partially overlap each other, and
the plurality of transmitting antennas transmit the first-fourth transmission waves in order in a first time period and transmit
the first-fourth transmission waves substantially simultaneously in a second time period that is different from the first
time period.

US Pat. No. 9,689,975

RADAR APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus configured to set a first target to be a non-output object with respect to a control apparatus of a host
vehicle in a case where the first target (1) has a fore-and-aft distance from the host vehicle that is larger than a fore-and-aft
distance of a second target from the host vehicle and (2) has been determined to be an accessory portion which belongs to
a same vehicle as the second target, the radar apparatus comprising a signal processor configured to:
determine whether or not the second target is present in an own lane of the host vehicle;
determine whether or not the second target is changing a lane; and
set the first target, which previously had been determined to be the accessory portion which belongs to the same vehicle as
the second target, to be an output object with respect to the control apparatus of the host vehicle and part of a different
vehicle than the vehicle associated with the second target in a case where the second target is changing the lane from the
own lane,

wherein in a case where the first target (i) is determined to be present within a determination range in which the presence
or absence of the accessory portion is determined and (ii) is in a vicinity of a position farthest from a position of the
second target, the signal processor sets the first target as the output object with respect to the control apparatus of the
host vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,688,228

CONTROL APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A control apparatus that controls an air bag of a vehicle, the control apparatus comprising:
a case that defines a three-dimensional space and incorporates a circuit board;
a first bracket that has one end coupled to a lower edge of a side surface of the case and another end configured to be fixed
to the vehicle by a fastening member;

a flange that extends along the lower edge of the side surface, the flange having one end coupled to the first bracket, and
an impact reduction mechanism that protects the circuit board when the control apparatus is under an impact, the impact reduction
mechanism including a notch,

wherein the notch is provided in a position at which the first bracket is coupled to the flange, the notch is formed in a
portion of the flange, the flange extends horizontally and from the side surface and has an outer edge at a distance from
the side surface and a width between the side surface and the outer edge, and the width is smaller at the notch than at remaining
portions of the flange, and

the notch breaks under the impact due to the smaller width of the flange at the notch to reduce effect of the impact on the
circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,646,572

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An image processing apparatus configured to be used on a vehicle, the image processing apparatus comprising:
(a) an image processor configured to:
(i) generate a surrounding image showing a surrounding region of the vehicle viewed from a virtual viewpoint located in the
vehicle, by using an image captured by a camera mounted on the vehicle;

(ii) obtain a vehicle image that is divided into plural portions showing the vehicle viewed from the virtual viewpoint;
(iii) generate a combined image by combining the surrounding image and the vehicle image having the plural portions; and
(iv) output the combined image for display on a display apparatus, and
(b) a controller configured to determine a transparency percentage of each of the plural portions of the vehicle image,
wherein the image processor causes the plural portions to be semi-transparent or to be transparent at the determined transparency
percentages such that the combined image includes the surrounding image and the vehicle image having the plural portions caused
to be semi-transparent or to be transparent at the determined transparency percentages,

wherein the plural portions include parts that are of a cabin of the vehicle and are physically independent of one another,
wherein a list of the parts of which the transparency percentages are settable is displayed on a transparency percentage setting
screen,

wherein a user enters an arbitrary transparency percentage for each of the parts to the transparency setting screen,
wherein the parts that are physically independent of each other are each individually selectable and the transparency percentage
setting screen includes a list of the plural portions each individually selectable, and

wherein the controller is further configured to perform at least one of: as a speed of the vehicle becomes higher, increasing
the transparency percentage of a portion corresponding to a higher portion of the vehicle, among the plural portions and as
a speed of the vehicle becomes lower, increasing the transparency percentage of a portion corresponding to a lower portion
of the vehicle, among the plural portions.

US Pat. No. 9,647,648

SIGNAL PROCESSOR

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A signal processor comprising:
an amplifier that amplifies a control signal which is input into the amplifier to output an amplified control signal; and
a controller that performs predetermined control based on the amplified control signal, wherein
when the control signal is not input into the amplifier, the amplifier amplifies a voltage signal input from a power source
for driving the amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,610,891

IN-VEHICLE ILLUMINATING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DISPLAYING SYSTEM

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A vehicle illuminating apparatus that is configured to be mounted on a vehicle and that performs an illumination to assist
in taking a plurality of images of the periphery of the vehicle, by a plurality of cameras of an image generating apparatus
that generates a synthetic image viewed from a virtual viewpoint based on the images, the vehicle illuminating apparatus comprising:
a plurality of light sources that illuminates a right or left side area of the vehicle;
a housing in which the light sources are fixed and accommodated in a state where light axes of the light sources are directed
to different directions from each other; and

a controller that selectively activates and deactivates the light sources,
wherein the plurality of light sources illuminating the right or left side area of the vehicle includes:
a first light source that illuminates a front area disposed at a front side of the vehicle;
a second light source that illuminates a rear area disposed at a rear side of the vehicle; and
a third light source that illuminates an intermediate area disposed between the front area and the rear area,
wherein the housing, which includes the first light source, the second light source and the third light source, is configured
to be attached to a right or left side of the vehicle,

wherein the first light source, the second light source and the third light source are integrally accommodated in the housing,
and the third light source is arranged at a center portion of the housing,

wherein the first, second and third light sources are separate light sources,
wherein a direction of a light axis of the first light source is inclined to the front side of the vehicle, a direction of
a light axis of the second light source is inclined to the rear side of the vehicle, and a direction of a light axis of the
third light source is inclined to a direction different from the front side and the rear side of the vehicle, and

wherein the controller deactivates all of the light sources when an average luminance of the images captured by the plurality
of cameras is higher than a predetermined threshold value, and selectively activates and one or more of the light sources
when an average luminance of the images captured by the plurality of cameras is lower than a predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,584,173

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a front surface member that includes a concavity in which an insertion aperture is located, the insertion aperture for receiving
an object to be inserted into the insertion aperture, a bottom surface of the concavity having a support; and

a cover that removably fits into the concavity to cover the insertion aperture, wherein
the cover includes a slider defined by at least one projection having an arc-shaped cross section, the slider being immovable
relative to the cover, and

in a state in which the cover is fitted in the concavity, the slider of the cover contacts the support provided at the bottom
surface of the concavity, and

when a part of the cover is pushed, the cover rotates, while the slider slides along a surface of the support.

US Pat. No. 9,426,656

ON-VEHICLE DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An on-vehicle device for use with a display device, the on-vehicle device being capable of communicating with a mobile
device, the on-vehicle device comprising:
a memory;
a processor coupled to the memory, the processor being programmed to execute:
(a) receiving first image information transmitted from a particular mobile device that communicates with the on-vehicle device;
(b) detecting an interruption of the reception of the first image information from the particular mobile device;
(c) determining, when second image information is received after interruption of the reception of the first image information
is detected, whether or not a transmission device that transmits the second image information corresponds to the particular
mobile device; and

(d) stopping a display of the second image information on the display device when the transmission device is determined not
to correspond to the particular mobile device, wherein:

the determination (c) determines that, when the second image information is received within a predetermined time, the transmission
device transmitting the second image information corresponds to the particular mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,792,070

DATA STORAGE DEVICE, METHOD OF STORING DATA, AND ON-VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A data storage device that performs data storage control, comprising:
a memory having a plurality of storage blocks each provided with an actual data area storing therein actual data, the memory
being not able to overwrite data, and the memory erasing data in units of the storage blocks when the data are erased therefrom;
and

a memory control unit that performs control of at least one of writing and reading with respect to the memory, wherein
a management data area storing therein management data for management is provided in the memory,
the management data area is configured to be able to store therein writing-in-progress management data indicating that writing
of actual data has started, validity management data indicating that the writing of the actual data has been completed, and
pre-erasure management data indicating that stored actual data have been brought into an erasable state, and

the memory control unit: when storage of actual data into a new storage block that is a new one of the storage blocks is performed,
performs writing of the actual data into the new storage block after storing writing-in-progress management data into the
management data area for the new storage block;

after the writing of the actual data is completed, stores pre-erasure management data in the management data area for an old
storage block that is the storage block where storage of the actual data used to be performed;

thereafter stores validity management data in the management data area for the new storage block;
determines a valid block having validity management data stored and no pre-erasure management data stored in the management
data area thereof to be the storage block storing therein latest data; and

determines, when the valid block is determined to not exist, a pre-erasure block having validity management data and pre-erasure
management data stored in the management data area thereof to be the storage block storing therein the latest data.

US Pat. No. 9,747,664

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An image processing apparatus that processes an image, the image processing apparatus comprising:
an image processor configured to:
receive a captured image from an image acquisition part that acquires the captured image from a camera that captures an image
of a vicinity of a vehicle;

project data of the captured image onto a virtual projection plane provided in the vicinity of the vehicle; and
correct deformation of the captured image caused by projection of the captured image onto the virtual projection plane, wherein:
in a case of presence of input of a command indicative of enlarging a portion of the captured image, the image processor corrects
the deformation of the captured image by using a greater correction amount than a correction amount that is used in a case
of absence of the input of the command indicative of enlarging the portion of the captured image,

the image processor corrects the deformation of the captured image by use of a correction amount as long as an undisplayed
area does not overlap an enlargement region that is enlarged by the input of the command indicative of enlarging the portion
of the captured image, the undisplayed area being caused by correction of the deformation, and

the correction of the deformation is such that a greater correction amount is used for image data to be displayed on an upper
portion of a screen, among the image data projected onto a surface of a road.

US Pat. No. 9,643,493

DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A display control apparatus that controls a display apparatus for providing information to a driver of a vehicle while
the driver is driving the vehicle, the display control apparatus comprising a controller configured to:
(i) derive a first parameter according to a state of the driver at a present moment, the first parameter representing a load
that the driver can handle in addition to a present load exerted on the driver at the present moment;

(ii) derive a second parameter according to a risk level of an accident at the present moment, wherein the second parameter
is derived based on (a) a third parameter that is determined according to a risk level attributed to traveling of the vehicle,
and (b) a fourth parameter that is determined according to a risk level attributed to the relationship between the vehicle
and the object around the vehicle; and

(iii) cause a reference graphic, determined according to the first parameter and the second parameter, to be continuously
displayed on the display apparatus while the driver is driving the vehicle, wherein

the risk level is derived based on traveling of the vehicle and a relationship between the vehicle and an object around the
vehicle,

the controller is further configured to obtain, over a network from a server, a location accident rate for a location of the
vehicle,

the location accident rate is a rate of accidents that have occurred on a road near the location of the vehicle, and
the third parameter is based at least in part on the obtained location accident rate for the location of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,575,167

RADAR APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A radar apparatus capable of emitting a transmission wave relating to a transmitting signal which is frequency-modulated,
and receiving a reflection wave coming from a target at which the transmission wave is reflected as a receiving signal, to
derive at least position information of the target based on the receiving signal, the radar apparatus comprising:
a deriving unit configured to derive a plurality of fluctuation values of a signal level of the receiving signal for a stationary
target among the targets;

a calculating unit configured to calculate a fluctuation integrated value by integrating the plurality of fluctuation values
of the signal level of the receiving signal; and

a judging unit configured to judge the stationary target as a target other than a control subject if the fluctuation integrated
value is below a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,864,013

DETERIORATION DETECTING APPARATUS AND DETERIORATION DETECTING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A deterioration detecting apparatus comprising:
a capacitor that is connected to an insulated electric power source, and is charged and discharged;
a voltage detecting unit that detects a voltage of the capacitor; and
a deterioration detecting unit that detects a deterioration in an insulating resistor of the electric power source on the
basis of the voltage of the capacitor charged through a charging path for detecting the deterioration in the insulating resistor
of the electric power source, and the voltage of the capacitor during discharging, wherein the deterioration detecting unit:

includes a discharge rate calculating unit that calculates a discharge rate of the capacitor on the basis of the voltage of
the capacitor charged, and the voltage of the capacitor discharged for a predetermined time after charging of the capacitor;

detects the deterioration in the insulating resistor of the electric power source on the basis of the voltage of the charged
capacitor and the discharge rate; and

in a case where the voltage of the charged capacitor is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value, and the
discharge rate is within a predetermined range, the deterioration detecting unit detects the deterioration in the insulating
resistor of the electric power source.

US Pat. No. 9,827,906

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An image processing apparatus that processes an image, the image processing apparatus comprising:
an image acquisition portion that acquires a captured image from an imaging apparatus which captures an image of a vicinity
of a vehicle; and

an image generator that generates a display image in which a support image for supporting driving is superimposed on the acquired
captured image captured by the imaging apparatus, the image generator being configured to (i) make a determination as to whether
the vehicle is in a stopped state or a moving state, and (ii) select a type of the support image to be superimposed on the
acquired captured image in the display image based on the determination as to whether the vehicle is in the stopped state
or the moving state, wherein in a case where the vehicle is moving or a state is changing from the stopped state to the moving
state, the support image includes a predicted guide line, and in a case where the vehicle is stopped or a state is changing
from the moving state to the stopped state, the support image does not include the predicted guide line.

US Pat. No. 9,821,935

FIXING STRUCTURE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A fixing structure comprising:
a case having an aperture on a first side of the case;
a lid configured to cover the aperture;
an engaging tab provided on the lid; and
a tab receiver that detachably engages with the engaging tab, the tab receiver provided on a surface of the case that is substantially
orthogonal to the aperture of the case, wherein

the engaging tab includes:
a first portion having a first end fixed to the lid, the first portion extending substantially orthogonal to the aperture
of the case to a second end of the first portion;

a second portion having a first end that is spaced from and not fixed to the lid, the second portion extending substantially
parallel to the first portion to a second end of the second portion, and the second portion comprising two tab portions separated
by an aperture, a linking portion linking the two tab portions, wherein an upper surface of the linking portion defines an
inside surface of the aperture, and wherein in a state where the engaging tab and the tab receiver are engaged with each other,
the inside surface of the aperture is engaged with a bottom surface of the tab receiver; and

a connecting portion that connects the second end of the first portion to the second end of the second portion, wherein
in the state where the engaging tab and the tab receiver are engaged with each other, the engaging tab is elastically deformed
and thus the first end of the second portion applies a force to the tab receiver, the force applied toward the first side
of the case.

US Pat. No. 9,815,478

DRIVING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND DRIVING ASSISTANCE METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A driving assistance system for assisting a driver to drive a vehicle, comprising:
a behavior detecting unit in the vehicle and configured to detect a current behavior of the driver;
a processor;
a memory storing a program which causes the processor to perform a process, the process comprising:
storing a behavior history, which is a past behavior history of the driver, in a history storage unit;
determining an unsafe state by comparing a transition of the current behavior detected by the behavior detecting unit with
the behavior history of the driver corresponding to a current driving path, in a state determining unit; and

storing attention-necessary place information representing an attention-necessary place where the driver should carefully
drive the vehicle, in a place information storage unit; and

a notifying unit disposed in the vehicle and configured to give a notification to the driver when the processor determines
the unsafe state,

wherein, on the basis of the attention-necessary place information, the processor determines a distance between a current
place and the attention-necessary place, and

wherein the processor causes the notifying unit to increase a notification level of the notification as the vehicle get close
to the attention-necessary place.

US Pat. No. 9,816,446

KNOCK DETERMINATION APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A knock determination apparatus for an internal combustion engine including an in-cylinder pressure sensor that is installed
in each cylinder and detects an in-cylinder pressure,
wherein the knock determination apparatus is configured to:
calculate a knock intensity that is a signal intensity in a predetermined frequency band including a knock frequency band,
based on an output signal from the in-cylinder pressure sensor in a predetermined crank angle range;

determine that when the knock intensity calculated by the knock determination apparatus is larger than a knock determination
threshold value, knock has occurred;

calculate an integrated intensity that is an integrated value of knock intensities that are equal to or larger than a predetermined
knock intensity threshold value among knock intensities that are calculated at respective cycles during a predetermined plurality
of cycles in a same cylinder; and

correct the knock determination threshold value so that a difference between the integrated intensity calculated by the knock
determination apparatus and a target integrated intensity decreases,

wherein the predetermined knock intensity threshold value is a knock intensity in a boundary of a top predetermined percentage
out of knock intensities included in a frequency distribution showing a relation between the knock intensities acquired in
the predetermined plurality of cycles when the internal combustion engine is operated in a state in which a knock level specified
in accordance with the knock intensity and the knock frequency is a target knock level, and the target knock level is calculated
based on a frequency of the respective knock intensity,

wherein the target integrated intensity is an integrated value of knock intensities that are equal to or larger than the knock
intensity threshold value that are extracted from the knock intensities which are acquired in the predetermined plurality
of cycles when the internal combustion engine is operated in the state in which the knock level is the target knock level,
and

wherein the difference between the integrated intensity and the target integrated intensity corresponds to a correction amount
for correcting the knock determination threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,811,741

OBJECT DETECTOR

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An object detector comprising:
a detecting circuit that is a hardware circuit and detects, by use of a shot image of a periphery of a vehicle captured by
a camera, an object moving in the periphery of the vehicle, the detecting circuit, when enabled, performing a detection function
implemented by software that detects the object by a frame correlation method that uses a plurality of shot images acquired
at successive times; and

a controller that (i) acquires information about a vehicle state of the vehicle, the vehicle state including at least one
from the group consisting of a velocity of the vehicle, an operation state of an anti-lock breaking system of the vehicle,
an open-close state of a rear door of the vehicle where the camera is installed, and a steering angle of the vehicle, and
(ii) changes whether the detection function of the detecting circuit is to be enabled or disabled in accordance with the vehicle
state by changing a parameter relevant to the detection function so as to change whether the detection function is to be enabled
or disabled while keeping the detecting circuit activated.

US Pat. No. 9,797,361

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A power supply device for a vehicle which is used in a vehicle, comprising:
a first switch unit that is provided between a power generator which is driven by an internal combustion engine of the vehicle
and a secondary battery which is connected to the power generator and supplies electric power to a starting device for starting
the internal combustion engine and between the starting device and the secondary battery;

a second switch unit that is provided between the power generator and a capacitor which accumulates electric power supplied
by the power generator and between the starting device and the capacitor; and

a control unit that controls the connection state of the first switch unit and the connection state of the second switch unit,
wherein:

during first starting of the internal combustion engine, the control unit connects the first switch unit and opens the second
switch unit, resulting in a first connection state in which electric power is supplied from the secondary battery to the starting
device, and

during restarting of the internal combustion engine from a temporal stop state thereof, the control unit opens the first switch
unit and connects the second switch unit, resulting in a second connection state in which electric power is supplied from
the capacitor to the starting device.

US Pat. No. 9,789,820

OBJECT DETECTION APPARATUS

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An object detection apparatus that detects an object in a vicinity of a vehicle, the object detection apparatus comprising:
(a) an image processing circuit configured to:
(i) derive vectors representing movement of feature points in captured images acquired periodically by a camera that captures
images of the vicinity of the vehicle; and

(ii) detect the object based on the vectors; and
(b) a processor configured to
(i) acquire a velocity of the vehicle; and
(ii) set a parameter that affects a number of the feature points based on the velocity of the vehicle, wherein the processor
determines whether the vehicle is stopped or is traveling, based on the velocity of the vehicle, and sets the parameter such
that the number of the feature points is increased while the vehicle is stopped as compared to while the vehicle is traveling.

US Pat. No. 9,787,315

CONTROL DEVICE AND ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION CONTROLLING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A control device comprising:
a driving unit that supplies, to a control target, a current or a voltage on which an Alternating-Current (AC) component is
superimposed;

an output unit that outputs a detection voltage according to the current or the voltage supplied to the control target from
the driving unit;

an Analog-to-Digital (AD) converter that performs an AD conversion on the detection voltage;
an AD conversion controller that causes the AD converter to execute the AD conversion at a plurality of timings in an AC cycle
of the AC component to acquire a plurality of AD-converted values; and

a drive controller that controls the current or the voltage to be supplied to the control target from the driving unit based
on the plurality of AD-converted values, wherein

the AD conversion controller causes, in the AC cycle, the AD converter to execute a first AD conversion in synchronization
with a starting timing of the AC cycle, and then to execute second and subsequent AD conversions of the plurality of AD conversions
at predetermined time intervals in response to a trigger by an internal timer of the AD converter.

US Pat. No. 9,771,914

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A power supply device for a vehicle which is used in a vehicle, comprising:
a first switch unit that is provided between a power generator which is driven by an internal combustion engine of the vehicle
and a secondary battery which is connected to the power generator and supplies electric power to a starting device for starting
the internal combustion engine and between the starting device and the secondary battery;

a second switch unit that is provided between the power generator and a capacitor which accumulates electric power supplied
by the power generator and between the starting device and the capacitor; and

a control unit that controls the connection state of the first switch unit and the connection state of the second switch unit,
wherein:

during first starting of the internal combustion engine, the control unit connects the first switch unit and opens the second
switch unit, resulting in a first connection state in which electric power is supplied from the secondary battery to the starting
device, and

during restarting of the internal combustion engine from a temporal stop state thereof, the control unit opens the first switch
unit and connects the second switch unit, resulting in a second connection state in which electric power is supplied from
the capacitor to the starting device.