Patents Assigned to Panasonic Corporation
  • Publication number: 20220199965
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a laminated electrode body comprises: a negative electrode cutting drum that forms a negative electrode sheet by cutting a negative electrode single sheet to a first width and conveys the negative electrode sheet; a negative electrode heating drum that heats the negative electrode sheet; a positive electrode cutting drum that forms a positive electrode sheet by cutting a positive electrode single sheet to a second width and conveys the positive electrode sheet; a positive electrode heating drum that heats the positive electrode sheet; and a bonding drum at which the negative electrode sheet is arranged on a first separator single sheet, a second separator single sheet is arranged on the negative electrode sheet, the positive electrode sheet is arranged on the second separator single sheet, and the sheets are bonded. The conveyance between drums is carried out by a belt conveyor which joins with two drums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Masada, Kenji Inagaki, Masahide Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20220190391
    Abstract: A laminated electrode body manufacturing device is provided with: a negative electrode cutting drum for cutting a negative electrode veneer to a first width to create a negative electrode plate, a negative electrode heating drum; a positive electrode cutting drum for cutting a positive electrode veneer to a second width to create a positive electrode plate, a positive electrode heating drum; and a bonding drum for arranging the negative electrode plate on a first separator veneer, arranging a second separator veneer thereon, arranging the positive electrode plate thereon, and bonding the same. The drums each include a plurality of holding heads arranged in the circumferential direction of the drum, wherein the plurality of holding heads hold a rectangular electrode body and rotate about a common central axis, and the speed of movement of each holding head in the circumferential direction can be changed relative to the adjacent holding head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Inagaki, Tatsuya Masada, Masahide Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11360302
    Abstract: A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes an image source emitting a light field. A first freeform mirror is positioned to provide a first reflection of the light field. A generally concave second freeform mirror is positioned to receive the first reflection and provide a second reflection of the light field. The second reflection is reflected off of a windshield of the vehicle so as to be visible to a driver of the vehicle as a virtual image. The generally concave second freeform mirror includes a reflective surface having a shape such that the virtual image appears to be curved to the driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Patrick O'Connell, Edo Omanovic
  • Patent number: 11362453
    Abstract: A first housing of a first connector has a first end wall which is located downward of a first accommodation portion in an up-down direction. When viewed from beneath along the up-down direction, the first end wall hides, in part, a first contact located in the first accommodation portion. A second housing has a second end wall which is located upward of a second accommodation portion in the up-down direction. When viewed from above along the up-down direction, the second end wall hides a second contact located in the second accommodation portion. The first end wall prevents a finger of an operator from coming into contact with the first contact, and the second end wall prevents the finger of the operator from coming into contact with the second contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED, PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Nakazawa, Shoichi Toya
  • Patent number: 11362206
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor device includes: a substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface; a first nitride semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type provided above the first main surface; a second nitride semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type provided above the first nitride semiconductor layer; a first opening which penetrates through the second nitride semiconductor layer to the first nitride semiconductor layer; an electron transport layer provided above the second nitride semiconductor layer and on an inner surface of the first opening; a gate electrode provided above the electron transport layer and covering the first opening; a source electrode connected to the second nitride semiconductor layer; a drain electrode provided on a second main surface-side of the substrate; and a high-resistance layer provided between the second nitride semiconductor layer and the electron transport layer in the first opening, the high-resistance layer including a nitride semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Ogawa, Daisuke Shibata, Satoshi Tamura
  • Patent number: 11362761
    Abstract: A communication method includes executing a cyclic block permutation for a codeword generated based on a quasi-cyclic parity-check code including a repeat-accumulate quasi-cyclic low-density parity-check code, where the cyclic block permutation is permutation of cyclic blocks within the codeword, and mapping each bit of the codeword for which the cyclic block permutation is executed to any one of constellation point of a non-uniform constellation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Klenner, Frank Herrmann, Tomohiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220181673
    Abstract: This layered electrode body production device is provided with: a first layering drum for layering, on a first layering stage, a layered body obtained by layering a separator single sheet and an electrode and then cutting the separator single sheet of the resulting layered body to a specific width; and a second layering drum, which is different from the first layering drum, that is for layering the cut layered body on a second layering stage, which is different from the first layering stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Masada, Kenji Inagaki, Masahide Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20220181699
    Abstract: A layered electrode body manufacturing device comprising: a negative electrode cut drum cuts a negative electrode single plate at a first width, generates a negative electrode plate, and conveys same; a negative electrode heat drum heats the negative electrode plate; a positive electrode cut drum cuts a positive electrode single plate at a second width, generates a positive electrode plate, and conveys same; a positive electrode heat drum heats the positive electrode plate; and a bonding drum which positions the negative electrode plate on a first separator single plate, positions a second separator single plate thereon, and positions and bonds the positive electrode plate thereon. The pressing forces between the bonding drum, and the negative and positive electrode heat drums are adjusted. At least a portion of two sides from the outer edge part of the electrode plate is bonded to a separator, and the other two sides are not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Inagaki, Tatsuya Masada, Masahide Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11354569
    Abstract: A neural network computation circuit includes in-area multiple-word line selection circuits that are provided in one-to-one correspondence to a plurality of word line areas into which a plurality of word lines included in a memory array are logically divided. Each of the in-area multiple-word line selection circuits sets one or more word lines in a selected state or a non-selected state, and includes a first latch and a second latch provided for each word line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Nakayama, Kazuyuki Kouno, Yuriko Hayata, Takashi Ono, Reiji Mochida
  • Patent number: 11353488
    Abstract: A radio wave measurement method used in a transmitter and a receiver, includes transmitting a radio wave from the transmitter, receiving the radio wave by the receiver through a scatterer, measuring, a plurality of times, reception qualities of the radio waves received by the reception antenna of the main reception surface and received respectively by the reception antennas of the plurality of sub-reception surfaces while changing a position of the receiver, and determining a position of the receiver when the reception quality of the radio wave corresponding to the reception antenna of the main reception surface and the reception qualities of the radio waves corresponding to the plurality of sub-reception surfaces satisfy a predetermined condition as a measurement position used for derivation of a material constant of the scatterer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Tatsuta, Takuya Asada, Taichi Hamabe, Teppei Emura
  • Publication number: 20220173427
    Abstract: A layered electrode body manufacturing device comprising: a negative electrode cut drum which cuts a negative electrode single plate at a first width, generates a negative electrode plate, and conveys same; a negative electrode heat drum which heats the negative electrode plate; a positive electrode cut drum which cuts a positive electrode single plate at a second width, generates a positive electrode plate, and conveys same; a positive electrode heat drum which heats the positive electrode plate; a bonding drum; a separator cut drum which cuts, at a third width, a second separator single plate and a first separator single plate of a layered body which is bonded with the bonding drum; and a laminating drum which layers the cut layered body on a laminating stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Inagaki, Tatsuya Masada, Masahide Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20220173619
    Abstract: A power receiver apparatus is movable under water. The power receiver apparatus includes: a power receiver device configured to receive power wirelessly transmitted from a power transmitter apparatus; a power supply device including a storage battery and configured to charge the storage battery based on received power received by the power receiver device; a first sensor configured to detect a rectified voltage value rectified based on the received power; a second sensor configured to detect a charging current value to the storage battery charged by the power supply device; a processor configured to determine a power transmission voltage value corresponding to the power wirelessly transmitted from the power transmitter apparatus based on the rectified voltage value and the charging current value; and a communication device configured to transmit the power transmission voltage value determined by the processor to the power transmitter apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuo YAGI, Shuichiro YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220173614
    Abstract: A power receiver apparatus is movable under water and includes a housing surrounded by a magnetic body. The power receiver apparatus includes: a power receiver device configured to receive power wirelessly transmitted from a power transmitter apparatus; a power supply device including a storage battery and configured to charge the storage battery based on the power received by the power receiver device; a power detection device configured to repeatedly detect a power value during an operation of the power supply device; and a processor configured to determine a control current value for operating the power supply device based on a comparison result between the power value which is detected by the power detection device and a previous power value which has been detected by the power detection device, and to control the operation of the power supply device based on the determined control current value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuo YAGI, Shuichiro YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220165092
    Abstract: An accident detection device is provided with: a possession detection unit that uses a photographed images from a surveillance camera to detect a person and a possession, which is an object possessed by the person; and an accident determination unit that determines whether an accident has occurred on the basis of movement of the person and the possession in the photographed images from the surveillance camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220166070
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a laminated electrode body, the device comprising: a negative electrode out drum for cutting a single-plate negative electrode at a first width, producing a negative electrode plate, and transporting the negative electrode plate; a negative electrode heat drum for heating the negative electrode plate; a positive electrode cut drum for cutting a single-plate positive electrode at a second width, producing a positive electrode plate, and transporting the positive electrode plate; a positive electrode heat drum for heating the positive electrode plate; an affixing drum for disposing the negative electrode plate on a first single-plate separator, disposing the second single-plate separator thereon, disposing the positive electrode plate thereon, and performing affixation; a separator cut drum for cutting, at a third width, the first single-plate separator and the second single-plate separator of the laminate affixed by the affixing drum; and a lamination drum for laminating the cut lami
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Masada, Kenji Inagaki, Masahide Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20220166115
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery, as one example according to an embodiment of the present disclosure, is provided with: an electrode body formed by spirally winding a positive electrode and a negative electrode with a separator interposed therebetween; and a bottomed cylindrical exterior can for accommodating the electrode body. The negative electrode has a negative-electrode core body and a negative-electrode mixture layer provided on a surface of the negative-electrode core body. An exposed area in which the surface of the negative-electrode core body is exposed is formed on an outer circumferential surface of the electrode body, and the exposed area is in contact with the inner surface of the exterior can. The negative-electrode mixture layer contains, as a negative-electrode active material, graphite particles having an internal porosity of 5% or less and a fracture strength of 25-55 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicants: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Morisawa, Shimpei Yamagami, Takamitsu Tashita, Fumikazu Mizukoshi
  • Publication number: 20220158151
    Abstract: A negative electrode cutting drum that cuts a negative electrode single plate to a first width to produce a negative electrode plate, and conveys said negative electrode plate; a negative electrode heating drum that heats the negative electrode plate; a positive electrode cutting drum that cuts a positive electrode single plate to a second width to produce a positive electrode plate, and conveys said positive electrode plate; a positive electrode heating drum that heats the positive electrode plate; a bonding drum; a separator cutting drum that cuts to a third width a first separator single plate and a second separator single plate of a laminate bonded by the bonding drum; and a lamination drum that laminates the cut laminates on a lamination stage. The rectangular lamination stage is provided, at the four corners, with a plurality of protuberances for pressing and holding the laminate on the stage surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Masada, Kenji Inagaki, Masahide Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20220159186
    Abstract: A control method of an image pickup device is provided. The image pickup device includes a camera, a display, and a touch panel that is overlapped with the display and detects at least a sliding touch operation. The display displays a video image captured by the camera in first, second and third modes. The control method includes: switching to the second mode by a first sliding touch operation in a first direction on the touch panel in the first mode; switching to the third mode by a second sliding touch operation in the first direction in the second mode; switching to the second mode by a third sliding touch operation in a second direction in the third mode; and switching to the first mode by a fourth sliding touch operation in the second direction in the second mode. The second direction is substantially opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi ISHIHARA, Kazutaka YAMAMOTO, Katsuyuki ITO
  • Patent number: 11333886
    Abstract: A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a head up display module having a picture generation unit emitting a light field. A plurality of linear polarizers are arranged in a stack. A first of the linear polarizers receives the light field from the picture generation unit. A last of the linear polarizers emits the light field. A windshield reflects the light field from the last linear polarizer such that the reflected light field is visible to a human driver of the motor vehicle as a virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company ot America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: David Kay Lambert, Steven Craig Bower
  • Patent number: 11334091
    Abstract: A map information update system according to the present disclosure includes multiple mobile robots that each acquire information on an intention of a user to move and information on a mobile robot position, one or multiple environment information acquiring robot(s) that each acquire(s) environment information, and a server that updates map information based on the information on the intention of the user to move, the information on the mobile robot position, and the environment information, and each of the multiple mobile robots includes a main body part, a handle part, a detecting part, a moving device, a guide information producing part, a presenting part, a user move intention estimating part, a mobile robot position estimating part, and a communicating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Mayu Watabe, Kazunori Yamada