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Title:
VEHICLE-MOUNTED OPTICAL DEVICE AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED OPTICAL SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/179331
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Provided is a technique for improving the reliability of a vehicle-mounted optical device by eliminating condensation that has formed on the vehicle-interior side of glass. This vehicle-mounted optical device is characterized in being provided with: an image capturing unit which acquires an image by capturing an image of the outside of a vehicle, through glass of the vehicle in which the image capturing unit is mounted; a condensation detecting unit which detects condensation on the glass by determining whether an image in a predetermined partial region of the captured image is in a predetermined condition; and a condensation eliminating device control processing unit which, if the condensation detecting unit has detected condensation, causes a condensation eliminating device that eliminates condensation on the glass to operate.

Inventors:
KUBOTA Chiemi (6-6, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-k, Tokyo 80, 〒1008280, JP)
OKAMURA Masayuki (6-6, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-k, Tokyo 80, 〒1008280, JP)
YAMAGUCHI Akihiro (6-6, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-k, Tokyo 80, 〒1008280, JP)
SHINOHARA Hidenori (2520, Takaba, Hitachinaka-sh, Ibaraki 03, 〒3128503, JP)
TAKEUCHI Kenichi (2520, Takaba, Hitachinaka-sh, Ibaraki 03, 〒3128503, JP)
Application Number:
JP2017/008296
Publication Date:
October 19, 2017
Filing Date:
March 02, 2017
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Assignee:
HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD. (2520, Takaba Hitachinaka-sh, Ibaraki 03, 〒3128503, JP)
International Classes:
G01N21/78; G01N21/27; G03B15/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2016031523A12016-03-03
Foreign References:
JP2015031564A2015-02-16
JP2014044196A2014-03-13
JP2012228916A2012-11-22
JPH04303047A1992-10-27
JP2016006406A2016-01-14
JPS62128969U1987-08-15
JP2012247257A2012-12-13
US20100308094A12010-12-09
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SHOYO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FIRM (6F Tobu Yokohama 2ND Bldg, 15-1 Kitasaiwai 2-chome, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-sh, Kanagawa 04, 〒2200004, JP)
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