Panasonic Patents

Panasonic Corporation manufactures and sells electronic and electric products. Its products include audiovisual equipment (such as flat-panel televisions, Blu-ray recorders, digital cameras, PCs projectors and in-flight entertainment systems), home appliances (such as cooking, beauty, cooling and heating equipment), systems and communications products (such as mobile phones and surveillance and security cameras). Panasonic also offers lighting, automotive systems (such as car navigation systems) and industrial devices (such as electronic components, electronic materials, semiconductors and optical devices).

Panasonic Patents by Type

  • Patent number: 9631828
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a ventilating fan mounted on a wall of an indoor side of a wind path therethrough from the indoor side to an outdoor side. The ventilating fan includes a ventilating fan hood, a filtering member, a ventilating fan body, and a ventilating fan mounting member. The filtering member is integrally formed by a frame provided with an engagement that is engaged with the ventilating fan body and a filtering screen located within the frame. The ventilating fan according to the present invention has the advantages that the filtering member can be fixedly mounted to the ventilating fan body in a simple structure manner without using fasteners such as screws, so as to facilitate the operation and save the working time. Moreover, the filtering member is not blown off to fall off when the ventilating fan hood is removed. In addition, the mounting of the filtering member in a reverse order is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Bodong Zhong, Min Long, Jiahan Hong, Shi Zhen, Shouyong Gao, Hideki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9629577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biological information measurement device and a biological information measurement method using the same, and is intended to allow appropriate measurement to be carried out. In the biological information measurement device of the present invention, a control unit 18 is allowed to execute a pre-processing voltage application mode A and a biological information measurement mode C. Furthermore, in the biological information measurement device of the present invention, the hematocrit value of blood is calculated in either the pre-processing voltage application mode A or the biological information measurement mode C, and according to the hematocrit value thus calculated, the duration for applying a measuring voltage upon and after the calculation of the hematocrit value is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Tatemoto, Eriko Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9635729
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a first light source and a second light source, a sensor, and a controller. The controller repeats a plurality of operation cycles, one operation cycle being a set of a first period in which only a detection target light source is caused to emit light and a second period in which the first light source and the second light source are caused to emit light. The sensor outputs detection values of detected light amounts in the first period. The controller controls the light source such that light amount of the light source fall in a target range, based on a detection result that corresponds to a value corresponding to the detection values of the light amount detected a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsui, Youji Tachino
  • Patent number: 9632105
    Abstract: An inertial force sensor that can suppress fluctuation of detection sensitivity even if an external stress is applied to the inertial force sensor. Angular velocity sensor (1), that is, an inertial force sensor includes ceramic substrate (6), lower lid (4) adhering to ceramic substrate (6) with adhesives (11a and 11b) (first adhesives), and sensor element (2) adhering to lower lid (4) with adhesives (10a and 10b) (second adhesives). The elastic moduli of adhesives (11a and 11b) are smaller than those of adhesives (10a and 10b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigehiro Yoshiuchi, Satoshi Ohuchi, Tsuyoshi Fujii, Kensaku Yamamoto, Hideo Ohkoshi
  • Patent number: 9631830
    Abstract: A motor control device which controls a motor for driving a blower unit, comprises a torque command generating section which obtains a motor speed of the motor and generates a torque command which causes an air flow of air supplied from the blower unit to coincide with a target air flow; wherein the torque command generating section is configured to calculate the torque command as a product of a polynomial of variables derived by dividing the target air flow by the motor speed, and a square of the motor speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuta Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9631845
    Abstract: A heat pump system using waste heat has a compression heat pump circuit that uses the shaft output of a power engine as a power source for a compressor for compressing refrigerant, and an absorption heat pump circuit using waste heat of the power engine as a heat source for a regenerator for heating absorbing liquid, refrigerant vaporized in the compression heat pump circuit is circulated to an absorber of the absorption heat pump circuit, the refrigerant is separated after regenerated by the regenerator, and the separated refrigerant is circulated in the compression heats pump circuit. The absorption heat pump circuit has a reverse pump R in a return pipe for absorbing liquid from the regenerator to the absorber, and the rotation energy of the reverse pump R can be withdrawn by a circulation pump P for the absorbing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Sakamoto, Takeshi Ishii, Hiroshi Mukaiyama
  • Patent number: 9634211
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of semiconductor light-emitting element has, on an upper surface thereof that has a quadrilateral shape, a pair of connecting portions having different polarities from each other. The pair of connecting portions are aligned on a diagonal of the quadrilateral shape. The diagonal intersects a row direction along which the semiconductor light-emitting elements within a row are arranged. Connecting portions having identical polarity are positioned on an imaginary line parallel to the row direction. Metal wires intersect two sides extending from a corner, on the diagonal, of the upper surface of each of the semiconductor light-emitting elements when viewed from a direction perpendicular to a mounting surface of a substrate for mounting the semiconductor light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masumi Abe, Yasufumi Wada, Toshifumi Ogata, Kenji Sugiura
  • Patent number: 9632240
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a ring-shaped light guide including ring-shaped light entry and light exit faces; and light-emitting devices arranged in a ring at predetermined intervals, at positions opposite the light entry face. The light guide includes collimating portions that collimate light emitted from the light-emitting devices. Each of the collimating portions includes light-reflecting faces for collimating, in the direction of the optical axis of the collimating portion, light emitted from the corresponding light-emitting device. The light-reflecting faces include: an outer reflecting face; an inner reflecting face; a lateral reflecting face; and a large radius reflecting face. A distance from the optical axis to an optical axis-side end portion of at least one of the outer reflecting face, the inner reflecting face, and the lateral reflecting face is less than a distance from the optical axis to an optical axis-side end portion of the large radius reflecting face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Kai, Tomoyuki Ogata, Yoshihiko Kanayama, Hiro Aoki
  • Patent number: 9632290
    Abstract: A wide-angle lens system includes a first lens group, an aperture stop, and a second lens group having positive optical power. The first lens group includes, at least, a first lens element that has a meniscus shape convex on the object side, and has negative optical power, a second lens element that has a meniscus shape convex on the object side, and has negative optical power, a third lens element that is concave on the image side and has negative optical power, and a posterior lens element. The second lens element is an aspherical lens, and the second lens element satisfies a conditional expression: 0.3<(R21?R22)/(R21+R22)<0.8 where R21 is a radius of paraxial curvature on the object side of the second lens element, and R22 is a radius of paraxial curvature on the image side of the second lens element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Nishimura, Isamu Izuhara
  • Patent number: 9632646
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus including a casing, a display unit, an electrostatic capacitive touch panel, a gravity sensor, and a step. The display unit is disposed in the casing, has a predetermined shape, and displays predetermined information. The electrostatic capacitive touch panel has a shape substantially the same as the predetermined shape and determines a two-dimensional coordinate indicated by an instructing object which has some conductivity and display of the display unit passes through the electrostatic capacitive touch panel. The gravity sensor enables detection of a perpendicular direction. The step is disposed along a side of the predetermined shape, is low on an inside of the predetermined shape and is high on an outside of the predetermined shape. A nullification region at which the two-dimensional coordinate is nullified is enabled to be disposed along the side and the nullification region is disposed along the side in a perpendicular direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamaguchi, Tomoki Takano
  • Patent number: 9632370
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate and a second substrate opposed to each other with a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first substrate has a plurality of drain signal lines and a plurality of gate signal lines, and a plurality of pixel regions are defined by the drain signal lines and the gate signal lines. Each of the pixel regions includes a first electrode having a plurality of strip-like portions extending in an extension direction of the drain signal lines, the strip-like portions having at least one bent portion so that extension directions of each two parts of the strip-like portions separated by the at least one bent portion are different from each other, and a second electrode formed between the first substrate and the first electrode, and being overlapped with the strip-like portions in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kikuo Ono, Makoto Yoneya, Tsunenori Yamamoto, Junichi Hirakata, Yoshiaki Nakayoshi
  • Patent number: 9632687
    Abstract: A control method according to the present disclosure causes a computer of an information apparatus to: display on a display a display screen representing a floor plan of a building; display on the display screen device icons respectively representing one or more target devices, the device icons being movable when dragged and including a humidifier icon that represents a humidifier; and when it is sensed that the humidifier icon is selected, and is moved on the floor plan, display an effect range in which an effect of the humidifier extends, in a region corresponding to a room in the floor plan where a drop of the humidifier icon is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sasaki, Minehisa Nagata
  • Patent number: 9633922
    Abstract: A sealing epoxy resin composition contains a phosphonium salt shown in Formula (1), an epoxy resin, a hardening agent, and an inorganic filler. In Formula (1), R1-R3 each represent an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, R4 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R6 and R8 each represent either a carboxyl group or a hydroxyl group, R5 and R7 each represent either hydrogen or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R9 and R11 represent hydrogen, R10 represents either a carboxyl group or a hydroxyl group, and the relation of r?1 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuto Ogawa, Kyoko Nishidono, Emi Iwatani, Keigo Takagi
  • Patent number: 9634167
    Abstract: A solar cell module comprising: a first protective member having a curved surface having a prescribed radius of curvature set in at least a first direction; a first filling material arranged upon the first protective member; a plurality of solar cell strings arranged in the first direction upon the first filling material and connected in parallel to each other; a second filling material arranged upon the solar cell strings; and a second protective member arranged upon the second filling material. The solar cell strings have connected in series a plurality of solar cells that are arranged in a second direction. The solar cells have end cross-sections along at least the first direction that have a waveform shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yousuke Ishii, Keiichi Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 9630169
    Abstract: A semiconductor material of the present invention is a semiconductor material including an oxynitride containing at least one element selected from the Group 4 elements and Group 5 elements. In the oxynitride, part of at least one selected from oxygen and nitrogen is substituted with carbon. Nb is preferable as the Group 5 element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhito Hato, Kenichi Tokuhiro, Takahiro Suzuki, Takaiki Nomura, Kenichiro Ota, Akimitsu Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9634298
    Abstract: A sealed battery including: an electrode group 4 formed by winding or stacking a positive electrode plate 1 and a negative electrode plate 2 with a separator 3 interposed between the positive electrode plate 1 and the negative electrode plate 2, and housed in a battery case 5, an opening of the battery case 5 being sealed with a sealing plate, wherein a lead 11 extending from one of the electrode plates in the electrode group 4 is laser-welded to the sealing plate 10, and a melting width of an end section 13 of a welded portion 9 between the lead 11 and the sealing plate 10 is smaller than a melting width of a center section of the welded portion 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio Harima, Koji Funami, Seiji Kumazawa, Kyosuke Miyata, Takahiro Fukuoka, Seiichi Kato
  • Patent number: 9635716
    Abstract: A high-frequency cooker includes: a heating chamber; a high-frequency generating device; a waveguide which is formed on a surface opposite to the heating chamber and which guides a microwave generated by the high-frequency generating device; a power feed port which is formed on a wall of the heating chamber and which allows the microwave guided by the waveguide to be supplied into the heating chamber; a microwave transmitting cover which closes the power feed port; and an umbrella-shaped member which is provided on a surface upper than the power feed port so as to cover an upper edge of the microwave transmitting cover. The umbrella-shaped member includes a step provided at both end portions of the umbrella-shaped member to reduce a gap with a wall surface of the heating chamber, and the microwave transmitting cover is fixed so as to be inserted into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Hayakawa, Kuniaki Abe
  • Patent number: 9634655
    Abstract: A drive device that drives a semiconductor switching device includes a capacitor and an output selection unit that selects whether or not to supply charge of the capacitor to a conduction control terminal of the semiconductor switching device, in which the output selection unit includes a first switching device and a second switching device, the charge of the capacitor is supplied to the conduction control terminal of the semiconductor switching device by the first switching device going to a conducting state, the charge is extracted from the conduction control terminal of the semiconductor switching device by the second switching device going to the conducting state, and a gate width of the second switching device is smaller than the gate width of the first switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Tabata, Shuichi Nagai
  • Patent number: 9634899
    Abstract: A function update method improving household appliance functions by enabling new and existing household appliances to perform cooperative processing. In the method, a server stores registration information listing identification information for each household appliance owned by a user, combination information listing combinations each including household appliances performing cooperative processing, and update information for each household appliance in each combination, for updating a function for performing the cooperative processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Motoji Ohmori, Masayuki Kozuka, Masao Nonaka, Ryota Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9634515
    Abstract: A chargeable communication module is provided, which includes: a wireless power charging coil; a wireless communication coil being electrically isolated from the wireless power charging coil; and a magnetic body. The wireless power charging coil is disposed on a surface of the magnetic body. The wireless communication coil is arranged peripheral to the wireless power charging coil. A center of the wireless power charging coil is offset from a center of the wireless communication coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Hirobe, Hiroyuki Uejima, Yoshio Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 9634852
    Abstract: A control method of the present disclosure causes a computer of the information apparatus to: switch between display of a first display screen and a second display screen displayed on the display, when selection of a region corresponding to a staircase on a floor plan for a first floor or a second floor is sensed; and output to the network a first control command, when selection of an illumination icon representing an illumination device among the one or more target devices in a region corresponding to the staircase included in the first display screen, or an illumination icon representing the illumination device in a region corresponding to the staircase included in the second display screen is sensed, and when selection of the region corresponding to the staircase is sensed, the first control command controlling on/off of power for the illumination device associated with the region corresponding to the staircase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sasaki, Kohei Tahara, Tomoyuki Hirota
  • Patent number: 9634344
    Abstract: A hydrogen purifier includes: a CO remover configured to reduce carbon monoxide in a hydrogen-containing gas through an oxidation reaction, the hydrogen-containing gas containing ammonia and carbon monoxide; and an ammonia remover provided upstream from the CO remover, the ammonia remover being configured to cause a reaction between ammonia in the hydrogen-containing gas and oxygen by using a catalyst to decompose the ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kusuyama, Hidenobu Wakita, Chie Harada, Seiji Fujihara, Tomoyuki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9635225
    Abstract: A imaging device includes: a case having bottom and top plate portions with an accommodation space interposed therebetween; a dome cover protruding outward from the case through an opening formed in the top plate portion; an annular support member allowing a circumferential edge portion of the dome cover to be interposed between the support member and the top plate portion; a lens unit; and an elastic member disposed between the bottom plate portion and the lens unit and allows the lens unit to be biased in a direction toward the dome cover. The lens unit includes an outer circumferential portion disposed on outside of a lens in a direction along the bottom plate portion and engaged with an inside opening of the support member, and a stepped portion provided in the outer circumferential portion and restricts movement in the direction approaching the dome cover by abutting the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Okamura, Takashi Nanba, Hiroki Yamanaka, Toshiaki Ito
  • Patent number: 9635242
    Abstract: The imaging apparatus of the present disclosure comprises the following structural elements: an optical system including at least one lens; an imaging element configured to form an object image with light collected by the optical system, and produce first image data; and an image processing section configured to calculate a distance to an object for the image, and produce second image data by providing the first image data with image processing. The image processing section sets a depth of field based on the calculated distance to the object, and carries out the image processing by applying the depth of field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Arakawa, Motonori Ogura
  • Patent number: 9635793
    Abstract: A component mounting method includes: detecting feeder ID information of a parts feeder, which individually specifies a parts feeder, after a second parts feeder is attached to an attaching position of the feeder base having a feeder address, and confirming whether the second parts feeder is the same as a first parts feeder which was attached to and then detached from the attaching position; and calculating an attaching/detaching time from detachment of the first parts feeder to attachment of the second parts feeder if it is confirmed that the second parts feeder is the same as the first parts feeder. If the calculated attaching/detaching time is a given time or shorter, the mounting work is performed without performing a component checking operation which determines whether a kind of an electronic component accommodated in the second parts feeder is proper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Mizokami
  • Patent number: 9635236
    Abstract: A camera body according to the present disclosure is one on which a lens unit is detachably mounted. The lens unit includes an optical system to form an optical image of a subject onto an imaging surface. The camera body includes: an imaging part having the imaging surface to form an image by converting light incident from the optical system into an electric signal; a first blur-detecting part capable of detecting motion of the camera body at least in a pitching, yawing, and rolling directions; a first blur-correction part capable of correcting a blur caused by the motion in the pitching, yawing, and rolling directions, based on a result of the detection by the first blur-detecting part; and a first controller, capable of communicating with the lens unit, controlling both the first blur-detecting part and the first blur-correction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norikazu Katsuyama, Yusuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9635299
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel unit which includes a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns and which generates pixel signals according to an amount of incident light; a column analog-to-digital converter (ADC) which is disposed for each of the columns of the pixel unit and which performs digital conversion on each of the pixel signals output from the pixels in the column; a timing control unit which generates a control signal for controlling the digital conversion performed by the column ADC; and a logic swing and delay adjusting circuit which is disposed in a signal path for supplying the control signal from the timing control unit to the column ADC and which at least either reduces an amplitude of the control signal or delays the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumasa Hijikata, Kazuko Nishimura, Yutaka Abe
  • Patent number: 9635278
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided for obtaining information from a subject. The method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor so that, in an image obtained by capturing the subject by the image sensor, a plurality of bright lines corresponding to a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image, including the plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time. The method further includes obtaining the information by demodulating data specified by a striped pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained bright line image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 9635250
    Abstract: In an imaging device, a difference calculation unit calculates a differential signal between charge signals that have been accumulated and are held by first and charge holding units with different timings. A multiple sampling unit performs multiple sampling processing on the differential signal, and an analog digital conversion unit converts a signal that has undergone multiple sampling processing to a digital signal. That is, multiple sampling processing is performed on a differential signal with a higher sparsity than that of an image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sato, Takeo Azuma, Hiroyuki Motoyama, Jun Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9635668
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for dynamically indicating a TDD re-configuration to the mobile station by encoding the dynamic TDD re-configuration indication into two control format indicator, CFI, values, where each is transmitted in a different subframe within the same radio frame. The mobile station can determine based on the received two CFI values which TDD configuration is to be applied in the system. The TDD uplink/downlink configuration of the radio frames can thus be dynamically adapted to traffic needs in a fast and reliable way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart
  • Patent number: 9635481
    Abstract: A failure detection system includes an omnidirectional microphone array device having a plurality of microphone elements and a directivity control device that calculates a delay time of a voice propagated from a sound source to each microphone element and forms a directivity of the voice using the delay time and the voice collected by the omnidirectional microphone array device, and detects a failure of the microphone element. A smoothing unit calculates an average power of one microphone element. An average calculator calculates a total average power of a plurality of usable microphone elements included in the omnidirectional microphone array device. A comparison unit compares whether or not a difference between the average power and the total average power exceeds a range of ±6 dB, and determines whether the microphone element is in failure based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Shuichi Watanabe, Toshimichi Tokuda, Hisashi Tsuji, Akitoshi Izumi, Shintaro Yoshikuni
  • Patent number: 9635322
    Abstract: Provided is a video intercom device suppressing electric power consumption. The video intercom device adopts a configuration where the video intercom device performs wireless communication between a front door slave unit and an indoor master unit, the indoor master unit includes a wireless communication unit that requests the front door slave unit to be switched between a first communication method by which the front door slave unit periodically turns on a main power source and is in a sleep state when the main power source turns off, and a second communication method by which the front door slave unit turns on the main power source when an interrupt occurs and is in the sleep state when the main power source turns off, and the front door slave unit includes a controller that controls switching to a communication method requested from the indoor master unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamamoto, Shinji Fukuda, Ken Ohbuchi
  • Publication number: 20170111554
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a camera portion; a lens cover that includes a light receiving hole and covers the camera portion; a ring gear that is attached to the lens cover while surrounding the light receiving hole and is rotatable using the center of concentric circles formed by the ring gear; and a pair of light shielding plates that are attached to a cover outer surface, each of the pair of light shielding plates including an inclined rack, and opening and closing the light receiving hole with the inclined racks meshing with opposite ends in a radial direction of the ring gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jyouji WADA, Tatsuo TANNO
  • Publication number: 20170108196
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus which has a light emitter that emits light of a different wavelength from a laser light with which the lighting apparatus is irradiated is provided. The lighting apparatus includes a condenser lens that condenses the laser light, a focusing lens that focuses the laser light that has passed through the condenser lens, and an optical component disposed between the condenser lens and the focusing lens. The optical component includes a plurality of lenses disposed at a plurality of locations on circumferences of virtual concentric circles. The virtual concentric circles include a center which is an origin. Lenses which are adjacent along a radial axis passing through the origin, among the plurality of lenses, have different phases with respect to the radial axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20170110852
    Abstract: An ultraviolet light emitting element includes a light emitting layer, a cap layer, an electron barrier layer. The light emitting layer has a multi-quantum well structure including barrier layers each including a first AlGaN layer and well layers each including a second AlGaN layer. The electron barrier layer includes at least one first p-type AlGaN layer and at least one second p-type AlGaN layer. The cap layer is located between the first p-type AlGaN layer and one of the well layers closest to the first p-type AlGaN layer. The cap layer is a third AlGaN layer having an Al composition ratio greater than an Al composition ratio of each of the well layers and less than an Al composition ratio of the first p-type AlGaN layer. The cap layer has a thickness of greater than or equal to 1 nm and less than or equal to 7 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya MINO, Takayoshi TAKANO, Norimichi NOGUCHI, Kenji TSUBAKI, Jun SAKAI, Hideki HIRAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170111564
    Abstract: A method is provided for obtaining information from a transmission device using an image sensor that includes a plurality of exposure lines. The method includes obtaining image data by starting exposure sequentially for the plurality of exposure lines each at a different time, starting exposure of a next exposure line before exposure of one exposure line ends, and imaging for a predetermined exposure time. The method also includes obtaining the information by demodulating data specified by a pattern of bright lines that appear in the image data, the bright lines corresponding to the plurality of exposure lines. The method further includes setting the predetermined exposure time so that a relation of tE>tHT is satisfied, where the predetermined exposure time is tE ?s, and a period of high frequency noise of a light source included in the transmission device is tHT ?s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170110523
    Abstract: An organic EL element includes: a substrate that is light-transmissive; a pair of electrode layers (first electrode layer and second electrode layer) disposed above the substrate, at least one of the pair of electrode layers being light-transmissive; and a planar light-emitting layer disposed between the first electrode layer and second electrode layer. The first electrode layer is disposed in a first region in a plan view. The organic EL element further includes a buffer layer disposed, in a plan view, in a second region adjacent the first region. The buffer layer is for reducing a difference in an optical characteristic between the first region and the second region with respect to a predetermined light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuko SUZUKA
  • Publication number: 20170108182
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus having laser light as a light source is provided. The lighting apparatus includes: a light-emitter which radiates light of a wavelength different from a wavelength of the laser light; and a lens including a light distribution controlling structure that controls distribution of the light radiated from the light-emitter. The lens is disposed opposite a laser light entry side of the lighting apparatus. The light-emitter is disposed between the lens and the laser light entry side. The lens integrally includes, along an optical axis of the laser light, a light-dispersing structure configured to disperse the laser light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki NAKANO
  • Patent number: 9626918
    Abstract: In a color display device, when using white (W) sub-pixels in addition to subpixels of red (R) and green (G) plus blue (B) without increasing a wiring line number, the per-color pixel number in a unit area decreases so that the image resolution is deteriorated. The area and number of subpixels are adjusted in accordance with the visual sensitivity or luminosity required. Practically, the area of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels which are relatively low in luminosity is set to be about two times greater than the area of green (G) and white (W) subpixels that are relatively high in luminosity while letting the number of green (G) and white (W) subpixels be twice the number of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels. A larger subpixel is configured from a plurality of unit subpixels. A smaller subpixel is formed of a one unit subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichi Hirota, Shinichi Komura, Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Tsunenori Yamamoto, Masaya Adachi
  • Patent number: 9627129
    Abstract: In the present invention, it is possible to activate an electrical device, such as a flat-screen television or a photo frame, while the electrical device is located in a housing space (41) of a movable assembly (30). The degree of freedom in selecting the electrical device to be placed in the movable assembly (30) can be thus increased. Moreover, since a sliding door (movable assembly (30)) is moveable by sliding, the position of the sliding door, and thus of the electrical device, can be altered as a user desires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideaki Abe
  • Patent number: 9626039
    Abstract: A touch panel has a first zone, a second zone and a third zone. The first zone includes a first vertical distance, which is less than a first value and greater than a second value, from the surface of the planar display, and includes a center of the planer display. The second zone includes the first vertical distance and is located outside the first zone with respect to the two dimensional coordinates. The third zone includes a second vertical distance, which is greater than the first value, from the surface of the planar display. When the indicator directly enters the second zone from the third zone, the two dimensional coordinates of the indicator are invalid. The two dimensional coordinates of the indicator are valid coordinates, when the indicator directly enters the second zone from the third zone, or when the indicator directly enters the first zone from the third zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoki Takano, Takeshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9627161
    Abstract: A multi-directional operating switch to be used chiefly for operating a variety of electronic apparatuses is disclosed. This operating switch can determine a tilt angle of an operating body accurately. The operating switch comprises a fixed electrode body, a movable electrode body made of conductive material, and the operating body. The fixed electrode body includes a first fixed electrode on its top face. The movable electrode body is disposed on the fixed electrode body and includes a first pressing projection protruding toward the first fixed electrode. The operating body is disposed on the movable electrode body and can be tilted such that it presses the first pressing projection from above. The movable electrode body is elastic, so that the first pressing projection can be deformed such that an electrostatic capacity generated between the first pressing projection and the first fixed electrode can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9625775
    Abstract: A display device includes: a TFT substrate including: a display region including a plurality of pixels; a plurality of source drivers arranged and aligned in a first direction along the display region; and a plurality of gate drivers arranged and aligned in a second direction along the display region; a printed board including a timing controller for controlling the plurality of source drivers and the plurality of gate drivers; and a plurality of flexible boards for connecting the TFT substrate and the printed board to each other, in which the plurality of flexible boards include a plurality of first flexible boards that extend obliquely to one side with respect to the second direction, and a plurality of second flexible boards that extend obliquely to another side with respect to the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yusuke Katagiri, Masaki Tsubokura
  • Patent number: 9624369
    Abstract: A liquid resin composition includes a liquid epoxy resin, a liquid curing agent, a curing accelerator and a ceramic filler. The liquid epoxy resin contains a first epoxy resin having a polyalkylene glycol framework. The liquid curing agent has a plurality of phenolic hydroxy groups per molecule. A content of the first epoxy resin in the liquid epoxy resin is in a range from 30% to 70% by mass, inclusive. The ceramic filler has an average particle diameter of 50 ?m or less, and a content of the ceramic filler in the liquid resin composition is in a range from 50% to 90% by mass, inclusive. The liquid resin composition has a viscosity of 100 Pa·s or less at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Hasegawa, Takanori Konishi
  • Patent number: 9623180
    Abstract: This pharmaceutical injection system is provided with a pharmaceutical injection device, a charging device, a detector, and an alarm section. The pharmaceutical injection device has a main body case and a pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion provided within the main body case and to which a pharmaceutical syringe is removably mounted. The pharmaceutical injection device is placed in the charging device, and the charging device has a charger for charging the pharmaceutical injection device. The detector is provided to the pharmaceutical injection device and/or the charging device and detects whether or not the pharmaceutical syringe has been mounted to the pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion. The alarm section is connected to the detector and emits an alarm when it is detected that the pharmaceutical syringe has been mounted onto the pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE CO., LTD., JCR PHARMACEUTICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Iio, Yukihiro Takabatake, Seiji Kikuchi, Tsuguhiro Kondoh, Shinsuke Hata, Takashi Hanada
  • Patent number: 9623566
    Abstract: A master apparatus for a master slave apparatus, the master apparatus controlling a slave apparatus, the master apparatus including a hand operation mechanism configured to be operated by a person for opening and closing a hand mechanism including a pair of opening and closing members, the hand mechanism being connected to a slave mechanism, the slave apparatus including the slave mechanism and the hand mechanism. The hand operation mechanism includes a fixed unit, an opening and closing operation unit, and a slide unit. The opening and closing operation unit is connected to the slide unit, is capable of reciprocating with respect to the fixed unit, and is openable and closable with respect to the fixed unit. The master hand controlling device controls opening and closing of the pair of opening and closing members on the basis of an opening and closing amount of the opening and closing operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Tsusaka, Yudai Fudaba, Jun Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9623637
    Abstract: There is provided a supported resin substrate including a supporting substrate, a release layer arranged on the supporting substrate, the release layer containing a metal oxide, and a resin substrate arranged on the release layer, the resin substrate including a first surface region opposite the release layer and a second surface region in onto t with the release layer, in which the resin substrate consists essentially of a resin material having a C?O bond, and the proportion of the C?O bond present in the second surface region of the resin substrate is lower than the proportion of the C?O bond present in the first surface region of the resin substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9625930
    Abstract: A demand response method includes: obtaining DR contracts scheduled to be implemented in a target period; determining, for each of the DR contracts, whether or not content of the adjustment of the supply and demand for electrical energy requested in the DR contract is executable; generating one or more DR scenarios each being a combination of two or more of the DR contracts executable in the target period; and extracting, from among the generated one or more DR scenarios, at least one DR scenario of which a total value of an amount of the adjustment of the supply and demand for electrical energy of the at least one appliance satisfies contract conditions of each of the two or more of the DR contracts included in the at least one DR scenario when the at least one appliance is caused to operate based on the at least one DR scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mahdi Behrangrad
  • Patent number: 9623669
    Abstract: An ink supply device for a printhead includes an ink cartridge and a damper device. The ink cartridge is connected to the printhead through a flexible tube. The printhead is mounted on a carriage that reciprocates, and discharges an ink drop to perform printing. The damper device is mounted on the carriage to relax pressure fluctuation of ink supplied from the ink cartridge to the printhead. The damper device has a case, an ink introduction passage, and a flexible plate. The case defines a pressure chamber communicated with the printhead. The ink introduction passage is communicated with the flexible tube, and is communicated with the pressure chamber. The flexible plate is provided so as to define a part of the pressure chamber, and has a waveform portion formed with a plurality of waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahisa Kato, Hiroyuki Matsuba, Yousuke Toyofuku
  • Patent number: 9623791
    Abstract: The lighting device includes a control circuit performing dimming control of dimming a light source device according to a desired dimming level. In the dimming control, the control circuit sets a desired current value of amplitude control to a value corresponding to the desired dimming level, and set a desired duty cycle of pulse width modulation control to a predetermined value associated with a dimming subrange containing the desired dimming level, of multiple different dimming subranges of a total dimming range of the light source device. The predetermined value is a duty cycle allowing luminance of the light source device to be equal to upper limit luminance of the associated dimming subrange under a condition where the current value of the current of the light source device is a maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Fukui, Masaaki Takamatsu, Kazuya Kato