Patents Assigned to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20110218998
    Abstract: Grouping media files via playlists on a computer-readable medium. One or more media files are selected according to a grouping criterion to define one or more playlists from the media files. A container group is associated with the playlists and stores values identifying each of the playlists associated with the container group along with references to each of the playlists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicants: MICROSOFT CORPORATION, MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Cameron Mercer, Kevin Leigh LaChapelle, Harutoshi Miyamoto, Yoshifumi Yanagawa, Nobuyasu Takeguchi, Chiyoko Matsumi
  • Patent number: 7991694
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a mobile electronic commerce system that is superior in safety and usability. The mobile electronic commerce system comprises an electronic wallet 100, supply sides 101, 102, 103, 104 and 105, and a service providing means 110 that is connected by communication means. The service providing means installs a program for an electronic ticket, an electronic payment card, or an electronic telephone card. The electronic wallet employs the installed card to obtain a product or a service or entrance permission. The settlement process is performed by the electronic wallet and the supply side via the communication means, and data obtained during the settlement process are managed by being transmitted to the service providing means at a specific time. A negotiable card can be easily obtained, and when the negotiable card is used the settlement process can be quickly and precisely performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisashi Takayama
  • Patent number: 7991803
    Abstract: Grouping media files via playlists on a computer-readable medium. One or more media files are selected according to a grouping criterion to define one or more playlists from the media files. A folder is associated with the playlists and stores values identifying each of the playlists associated with the folder along with references to each of the playlists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignees: Microsoft Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ian Cameron Mercer, Kevin Leigh LaChapelle, Harutoshi Miyamoto, Yoshifumi Yanagawa, Nobuyasu Takeguchi, Chiyoko Matsumi
  • Publication number: 20110181174
    Abstract: A Plasma Display Panel includes a front panel and a rear panel. The front panel includes a display electrode and a dielectric layer on a glass substrate. The rear panel includes a barrier rib and a phosphor layer on a substrate. The front panel and the rear panel are arranged to face each other, and the peripheries thereof are sealed to form a discharge space therebetween. The display electrode is constituted of multiple layers including at least a metal electrode layer containing silver and a glass material. A content of bismuth oxide (Bi2O3) in the dielectric layer is in a range from 5% to 25% inclusive by weight, and a content of bismuth oxide (Bi2O3) in the glass material of the metal electrode layer is in range from 5% to 25% inclusive by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Hyuga, Hatsumi Komaki, Shingo Takagi, Tatsuo Mifune
  • Publication number: 20110173163
    Abstract: Optimizing operation of a media player during rendering of media files. The invention includes authoring software to create a data structure and to populate the created data structure with obtained metadata. The invention also includes rendering software to retrieve the metadata from the data structure and to identify media files to render. In one embodiment, the invention is operable as part of a compressed media format having a set of small files containing metadata, menus, and playlists in a compiled binary format designed for playback on feature-rich personal computer media players as well as low cost media players.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicants: MICROSOFT CORPORATION, MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin Leigh LaChapelle, Ian Cameron Mercer, Nobuyasu Takeguchi, Toshihiko Mizukami, Yoshifumi Yanagawa, Chiyoko Matsumi, Harutoshi Miyamoto, Yasuyuki Torii, Keisuke Matsuo
  • Patent number: 7963025
    Abstract: A stator for an inner rotor type motor includes a stator core 1, insulating members 10 and winding wire 3, 4. The stator core 1 includes: four divisional core elements 6 each integrally formed by setting up one tooth 2 to one yoke portion 8; and four divisional yoke elements 7. A rotor opening 11 is formed on top portions of the teeth 2 by arranging the divisional core elements 6 so that the teeth 2 are radially disposed. Four slots 9 are formed by respectively arranging the divisional yoke elements 7 between the yoke portions 8 of the adjacent divisional core elements 6. The winding wire 3, 4 is wound on the teeth 2. An inner surface of each yoke portion 8 is substantially perpendicular to the central axis of the corresponding tooth 2 while the insulating member 10 is provided on side surfaces of each tooth 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20110090772
    Abstract: The drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section determines a physical address indicating a location at which data can be recorded next in the determined track of a write-once recording medium as a next writable address, based on the last recorded address in the track; compares the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction with the next writable address; when the physical address corresponding to the logical address is smaller than the next writable address, controls the recording/reproduction section to record the data at a specific location in the user data area other than the location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address in the recording instruction; generates new disc management information; and controls the recording/reproduction section to record the new disc management information in the disc management information area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadashi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20110090842
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a technique for realizing more secure communication and more efficient communication. According this technique, mobile router 111 informs correspondent node 130 of network prefix of a mobile network which mobile router includes behind, by sending HoTI message 203. Correspondent node sends NPT message 205 including the token which is cryptographically generated based on the network prefix in the HoTI message. Mobile router extracts this token and sends BU message 206 which comprises the checksum which is generated by this token and the conventional RR procedure tokens. Instead of the above mobile router, correspondent router can be also applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Hirano, Chan Wah Ng, Pek Yew Tan
  • Patent number: 7927386
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery (2) and a circuit substrate (3) are connected by lead plates (4, 5) and united by a primary mold (11) that is formed by filling resin therebetween, after which a secondary mold (12) is formed on the outer face by filling resin at necessary locations and a winding sheet (13) is wound around the periphery, thereby forming a battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Kozu, Takeshi Ishimaru, Yoshiki Osawa, Satoshi Kataoka, Iichiro Mori, Koichi Toriyama, Masahiro Mizuta, Tatsuhisa Chikada, Yasuhiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 7911898
    Abstract: The drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section determines a physical address indicating a location at which data can be recorded next in the determined track of a write-once recording medium as a next writable address, based on the last recorded address in the track; compares the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction with the next writable address; when the physical address corresponding to the logical address is smaller than the next writable address, controls the recording/reproduction section to record the data at a specific location in the user data area other than the location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address in the recording instruction; generates new disc management information; and controls the recording/reproduction section to record the new disc management information in the disc management information area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7895908
    Abstract: The present invention related to a load detecting apparatus which comprises a hollow cylindrical strain body (11) provided with, on an outer peripheral surface or an inner peripheral surface thereof, at least one strain detecting element (16, 18, 19, 20); a first member (21) fixed to an one axial end of the strain body to close an opening, and a second member (24) fixed to an other axial end of the strain body. One of the second member and the first member receives a load in a direction orthogonal to an axis of the strain body, so that a shearing force is applied to the strain body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignees: Toyoda Iron Works Co., Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Fujiwara, Akira Matsuura
  • Patent number: 7894316
    Abstract: A drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section performs a process including: determining whether or not replacement management information including a replacement physical address is found in the replacement management information list, the replacement physical address matching the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, when the replacement management information is not found, as a first time pseudo-overwrite recording for a location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, performing a process; and when the replacement management information is found, as a second time or more pseudo-overwrite recording for a location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, performing a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7882059
    Abstract: To smoothly reproduce data. A clip generation section 104 generates a clip information file that describes attribute information of each piece of essence data that are necessary to reproduce each piece of essence data generated by a data generation section 103 according to parameter information supplied from an information obtainment section 102. An index file update section 105 generates in an index file read from an optical disc 17 and stored in a RAM a clip element that describes attribute information of a clip necessary to reproduce the clip according to the parameter information supplied from the information obtainment section 102 and updates the index file. The present invention can be applied to a video program creation support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Hirose, Takayoshi Kawamura, Hirofumi Murakami, Yoshiho Gotoh, Keiichi Teranishi, Tatsushi Bannai
  • Patent number: 7872540
    Abstract: An oscillator device includes a resonator including a coil and a capacitor connected to the coil in parallel; and an oscillator connected to the resonator. Electric waves are emitted from the coil to at least one receiving antenna of the receiver while the oscillator device changes position and direction over time. The coil has an outer diameter and a total length which is approximately the same as the outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignees: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Yasuteru Asakawa, Naoki Yuda, Eiji Okada, Akira Fujishima, Masatoshi Homan
  • Publication number: 20110010533
    Abstract: A system is provided for composition trust binding in a peer-to-peer network environment. The system includes: a service requestor (21) residing on a peer (22) in the network and able to invoke a service (23) residing on another peer (24) in the network. The service requestor is also able to communicate a composition trust binding to the peer hosting the service, where the composition trust binding i a set of rules that define a collection of allowable software components which may be invoked by the service. A validation agent (25) ensures that the service executes in accordance with the binding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Buford, Rakesh Kumar, Keith Ross, Gregory M. Perkins
  • Patent number: 7860064
    Abstract: A receiver having an array antenna estimates arrival directions of multiple paths that arrive with an angular spread. Consequently, arrival direction estimation accuracy can be ensured without increasing throughput even if the power every path is low by estimating an average arrival direction of an entire set of multiple paths having the angular spread from a result of one angular spectrum by multiple correlation operation units that perform mutual correlation operations with pilot signals for baseband signals received by the array antenna, a path detection unit that detects multiple arrival path receiving timings by generating a delay profile based on output of each of the correlation operation units, a path correlation value synthesis unit that synthesizes a correlation operation value calculated in the multiple correlation operation units and an arrival direction estimation unit that collectively estimates multiple path arrival directions using output of the path correlation value synthesis unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Kisigami, Takashi Fukagawa, Yasuaki Yuda, Keiji Takausaki, Shoji Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20100322050
    Abstract: A drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section performs a process including: determining whether or not replacement management information including a replacement physical address is found in the replacement management information list, the replacement physical address matching the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, when the replacement management information is not found, as a first time pseudo-overwrite recording for a location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, performing a process; and when the replacement management information is found, as a second time or more pseudo-overwrite recording for a location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, performing a process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadashi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20100302411
    Abstract: A digital camera of the present invention includes a microcomputer 110 having a live view mode controlling so that image data generated by a CMOS sensor 130 or image data obtained by subjecting the image data generated by the CMOS sensor 130 to predetermined processing is displayed on a liquid crystal monitor 150 as a moving image in real time, and the microcomputer 110 controls so that movable mirrors 121a and 121b to enter an optical path of an image pickup optical system after the amount of light from a subject is obtained based on the image data generated by the CMOS sensor 130, a strobe 137 emits light, and measurement results of an AE sensor 133 are obtained. Due to this configuration, in a digital camera that includes a movable mirror and is capable of displaying a subject image in a live view through an electronic viewfinder, the operability thereof can be enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi UEDA, Kenichi HONJO, Naoto YUMIKI, Toshio MAKABE, Kenji MAEDA, Kaoru MOKUNAKA, Kazuhiko ISHIMARU
  • Publication number: 20100295401
    Abstract: A motor includes a stator which includes: a stator core having an annular stator yoke, a plurality of outer teeth projecting outward from the stator yoke, and a plurality of inner teeth having the same number of teeth as the outer teeth and projecting inward from the stator yoke; and a plurality of windings wound on the stator core, and the motor includes an outer rotor confronting the outer teeth via an air gap and an inner rotor confronting the inner teeth via an air gap. The outer rotor and the inner rotor have holes for accommodating permanent magnets respectively. The permanent magnets having a rectangular shape in sectional views thereof are accommodated in the holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukinori Nakagawa, Yuichi Yoshikawa, Hu Li, Masahiko Morisaki, Hiroshi Murakami
  • Patent number: D634296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tani, Takashi Hasegawa, Takayuki Okawa