Patents Assigned to Panasonic Corporation
  • Patent number: 11028302
    Abstract: Provided is a cold storage medium according to the present invention contains tetra-n-butylammonium ions, silver ions, at least one kind of halide ions selected from the group consisting of fluoride ions, chloride ions, and bromide ions, water, and at least one kind of carboxylic acid ions each represented by the following chemical formula R—COO? (where R represents a hydrocarbon group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Machida, Motohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11029945
    Abstract: A storage includes a first area in which an own device program is stored and a second area in which an other device program is stored at factory shipment. A data processor executes data processing with the other device based on the own device program. A version getter gets the version of the other device program stored in the other device. When the version of the other device program got from the other device satisfies a predetermined condition, a program transmitter transmits the other device program stored in the second area to the other device to cause the other device to update the other device program stored in the other device. A program updater temporarily stores an own device update program input from outside in the second area in place of the other device program and updates the own device program stored in the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: PANASONIC CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yumeki Teraoka, Kazunori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11031820
    Abstract: A power transmitting device transmits power to a power receiving device having a power receiving coil, in water. The power transmitting device includes one or more annular transmitting coils including a power transmitting coil configured to transmit the power to the power receiving coil via a magnetic field, a support member located in an inner space of the transmitting coil, which is formed by the annular transmitting coil, the support member including an outer periphery along an inner periphery of the annular transmitting coil, and supporting the transmitting coil from the inner space, a power transmitting unit configured to supply A/C power to the power transmitting coil, and a capacitor connected to the transmitting coil, and forming a resonance circuit resonating together with the transmitting coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Okamoto, Souichi Kawata, Kazuhiro Eguchi, Ryosuke Hasaba, Yoshio Koyanagi, Tamaki Ura
  • Publication number: 20210166855
    Abstract: A transmission coil configured to transmit electric power in water includes an annular electric wire through which an alternating current flows, and a first cover which includes non-conductive resin or non-magnetic resin and seals a periphery of the electric wire. The electric wire transmits the electric power via a magnetic field generated by flowing of the alternating current. The first cover includes a second cover which surrounds an outer peripheral surface of the electric wire in a radial direction with the non-conductive resin or the non-magnetic resin, and a self-bonding tape configured to seal an outer peripheral surface of the second cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro EGUCHI, Ryosuke HASABA, Katsuya OKAMOTO, Souichi KAWATA, Yoshio KOYANAGI
  • Patent number: 11024665
    Abstract: An imaging device according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a semiconductor substrate; and pixels. Each of the pixels includes: a photoelectric converter that converts incident light into electric charge; a diffusion region provided in the semiconductor substrate and electrically connected to the photoelectric converter; a first transistor including a gate, and the diffusion region as one of a source and a drain; and a plug that is directly connected to the diffusion region, is electrically connected to the photoelectric converter, and includes a semiconductor. The height of the plug and the height of the gate from the surface of the semiconductor substrate are equal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: PANASONIC CORPORATION, TOWERJAZZ PANASONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Sakaida, Yoshihiro Sato, Kosaku Saeki, Hideki Doshita, Takeshi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11024953
    Abstract: An antenna-integrated module includes: one or more semiconductor chips each including a silicon substrate, a metal layer stacked on a first surface of the silicon substrate, and one or more frequency converters; an insulating layer that surrounds the one or more semiconductor chips; a re-distribution layer that is stacked on a first surface of the insulating layer and on a first surface of the metal layer; one or more first antenna elements that are provided on the first surface of the metal layer with a first conductor pattern and that are connected to the one or more frequency converters; and one or more second antenna elements that are provided with a second conductor pattern on a first surface of the re-distribution layer stacked on the first surface of the insulating layer and that are connected to the one or more frequency converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Sato, Ryosuke Shiozaki
  • Patent number: 11025103
    Abstract: An iron core including a laminate in which a plurality of nanocrystal thin strips are laminated, a board, and a fastener that fastens the laminate and the board, in which at least one of upper and lower surfaces of the laminate has a colored oxide film and an uncolored oxide film is used. Moreover, the iron core has a region of the colored oxide film wider than a region of the uncolored oxide film region is used. Furthermore, a motor uses the above-described iron core as a stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Nishikawa, Naoki Nojiri
  • Publication number: 20210155254
    Abstract: A method for controlling an apparatus for a first vehicle includes: receiving first positional information including a current position of the first vehicle, a traveling direction of the first vehicle, and a traveling speed of the first vehicle; receiving second positional information including a current position of a second vehicle, a traveling direction of the second vehicle, and a traveling speed of the second vehicle; estimating a future position of the first vehicle on the basis of the first positional information; estimating a future position of the second vehicle on the basis of the second positional information; determining whether a distance between the future position of the first vehicle and the future position of the second vehicle is shorter than a threshold value, and notifying a driver of the first vehicle of a result of the determination when the distance is shorter than the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teppei SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20210159489
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell comprising a negative electrode (12) having a negative electrode collector (40) and a negative electrode active material layer (42) provided on the negative electrode collector (40). The negative electrode active material layer (42) contains graphite particles A and graphite particles B as negative electrode active materials. The graphite particles A have an internal void rate of 5% or less. The graphite particles B have an internal void rate of 8 to 20%. When the negative electrode active material layer 42 is halved in the thickness direction, a region 42b on the half closer to the outer surface contains more graphite particles A than a region 42a on the half closer to the negative electrode collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicants: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Sugaya, Takuya Shinomiya, Takamitsu Tashita, Fumikazu Mizukoshi, Tsukasa Gejo
  • Patent number: 11016642
    Abstract: A user interface for an infotainment system of a motor vehicle includes a rectangular display screen and a rotatable ring having a central circular viewing window through which the display screen is visible. The rotatable ring includes a plurality of rotational positions relative to the display screen. An optical switch is disposed between the rotatable ring and the display screen and detects the rotational position of the rotatable ring. An electronic processor is communicatively coupled to the display screen and to the optical switch. The electronic processor controls an image presented on the display screen dependent upon the rotatable position of the rotatable ring as detected by the optical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventor: Sachiyo Zuehlke
  • Patent number: 11019333
    Abstract: In order to enable efficient utilization of an available bandwidth by properly estimating the available bandwidth under conditions in which the available bandwidth significantly changes upon occurrence of communication path switching, an available bandwidth estimation is performed by estimating a current available bandwidth based on historical communication state information i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Miyagoshi, Masaki Sato, Noriyuki Shimizu, Hiroaki Asano, Hideki Shingu
  • Patent number: 11018472
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device includes a mount section having an insulating property connected to a heat sink, a plurality of semiconductor laser elements disposed on the mount section, and a heat radiation block having an insulating property disposed on the plurality of semiconductor laser elements. A first wiring made of a metal is disposed on an upper surface of the mount section, and a second wiring made of a metal is disposed on a lower surface of the heat radiation block, a part of the second wiring being electrically connected to the first wiring. By electrically connecting the first wiring and the second wiring to each of the plurality of semiconductor laser elements, the plurality of semiconductor laser elements are connected in series, and have a same polarity with each other at a side that each of the plurality of semiconductor laser elements is connected to the first wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichiro Nozaki
  • Publication number: 20210151895
    Abstract: A radio wave absorber includes a base member, and a radio wave absorption film formed on the base member. The radio wave absorption film includes at least MTC-substituted ?-Fe2O3 and black titanium oxide. The MTC-substituted ?-Fe2O3 is a crystal belonging to the same space group as an ?-Fe2O3 crystal and expressed by ?-MxTiyCoyFe2?2y?xO3 where M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ga, In, Al, and Rh, 0<x<1, and 0<y<1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin-ichi OHKOSHI, Asuka NAMAI, Seiji NISHITANI, Tomohiro KUZUU
  • Publication number: 20210141606
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a fluctuation estimation unit acquires from a noise source a plurality of measured values having bits of M digits, where M is an integer exponent of a power of two. A bit extraction unit acquires information relating to a number of effective bits of N digits used in generating a random number, where N is an integer less than M, based on the acquired plurality of values. Using the information relating to the number of effective bits, a bit coupling unit generates a random number having effective bits of L digits, where L is a predetermined integer greater than or equal to N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsurou KITAZAWA, Kouji MUTOU, Masaaki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11005096
    Abstract: A positive electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a positive electrode current collector mainly composed of aluminum (Al), a protective layer disposed on the positive electrode current collector, and a positive electrode mixture layer containing a lithium-containing transition metal oxide and disposed on the protective layer. The protective layer has a thickness of 1 to 5 ?m and contains an electroconductive material and an inorganic compound having an oxidation power lower than that of the lithium-containing transition metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki Shiozaki, Kazuki Endo, Yasunari Sugita
  • Publication number: 20210135214
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to a configuration includes a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing nickel (Ni) in an amount of greater than or equal to 80 mol %, in which boron (B) is present at least on a particle surface of the lithium-transition metal composite oxide. In the lithium-transition metal composite oxide, when particles having a larger particle size than a volume-based 70% particle size (D70) are first particles and particles having a smaller particle size than a volume-based 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the second particle is larger than a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the first particle by 5% or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Publication number: 20210135213
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to a configuration includes a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing nickel (Ni) in an amount of greater than or equal to 80 mol %, in which boron (B) is present at least on a particle surface of the lithium-transition metal composite oxide. In the lithium-transition metal composite oxide, when particles having a larger particle size than a volume-based 70% particle size (D70) are first particles and particles having a smaller particle size than a volume-based 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the first particles is larger than a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the second particles by 5% or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Patent number: 10998581
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including an electrode assembly in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are stacked together through a separator, a nonaqueous electrolytic solution, and an exterior case which accommodates the electrode assembly and the nonaqueous electrolytic solution. The negative electrode is electrically connected to the exterior case, which contains iron, and the nonaqueous electrolytic solution includes a fluorinated carboxylate ester and lithium fluorosulfate salt (LiSO3F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanobu Chiga, Naoya Morisawa
  • Patent number: 10999775
    Abstract: A communication device is provided and includes: a wireless communication device configured to wirelessly communicate with a base station used as a connection destination; a location information acquisition device configured to acquire location information on a location of the communication device; a storage configured to store historical obstruction information for an obstructed location where decrease in communication quality due to obstruction has occurred before; a controller configured to determine, based on the historical obstruction information and the location information, a degree of risk of occurrence of decrease in communication quality due to obstruction for at least one of a current connection destination that is currently used by the communication device and a future connection destination that is expected to be used by the communication device, and control the connection destination based on a result of determination of the degree of risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Shimizu, Hiroaki Asano, Hideki Shingu
  • Patent number: 10993871
    Abstract: A walking support robot of the present disclosure is a walking support robot that moves in accordance with a handle force while supporting walking of a user. The walking support robot includes a body, a handle that is on the body and is held by the user, a sensor that senses a force applied to the handle, and a moving device that includes a rotating member and moves the walking support robot by controlling rotation of the rotating member in accordance with the force sensed by the sensor. The walking support robot estimates a leg position of the user on a basis of a change of the force sensed by the sensor, and sets a load to be applied to the user on a basis of the leg position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mayu Watabe, Kazunori Yamada, Yoji Yamada