Patents Assigned to Panasonic Corporation
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210126333
    Abstract: A circuit device that is connected to a temperature detection element that detects a temperature of an object via an external signal line and an external signal ground line includes a connector that is connected to the external signal line and the external signal ground line, an internal signal line that is connected to the external signal line via the connector, an internal signal ground line that is connected to the external signal ground line via the connector, a controlling circuit that is connected to the internal signal line and the internal signal ground line and detects the temperature of the object, and a high-frequency filter that is inserted into at least one of a foremost stage of the internal signal line and a foremost stage of the internal signal ground line as viewed from the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Nakano, Yoshitaka Ishikawa, Kenji Koizumi, Chikara Ohmori, Naohisa Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20210126788
    Abstract: A terminal exchanges a common key generated using a seed, the randomness of which was recognized in advance, with a verification server. The terminal generates verification data using a plurality of measured values from a noise source. The terminal encrypts the verification data with the common key and transmits the verification data to the verification server. The verification server verifies the randomness of verification data obtained by decrypting the encrypted verification data with the common key. When it is determined that the verification data has randomness, the verification server transmits a verification result indicating that the randomness of the verification data is recognized to the terminal. The terminal acquires a plurality of measured values and generates a new seed in accordance with the verification result from the server and preserves the new seed in a secure area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsurou KITAZAWA, Masaaki KOBAYASHI, Kouji MUTOU
  • Patent number: 10993294
    Abstract: A cooking system is disclosed. The cooking system is configured to prepare a selected food over a desired time period. The cooking system comprises a controller in communication with a heating apparatus and a user interface. The controller is configured to access a cooking database for the selected food and display a range of available times for the desired time period according to the cooking database. The controller is further operable to receive a selection of the desired time period from the user interface and control the heating apparatus to heat a food load to prepare the selected food to a predetermined quality in the desired time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Whirlpool Corporation, Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Alberto Morandotti, Davide Guatta
  • Patent number: 10990624
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a transportation vehicle. One method includes parsing by a processor on an aircraft, metadata of media content received by the aircraft, while the aircraft is in flight, the media content includes a media file and the metadata. The metadata indicates a start date when the media content can be presented to a device on the aircraft and an end date when media content is to become inaccessible. The method further includes dynamically generating a unique identifier for the media content by the processor, the unique identifier based on an aircraft identifier; updating the metadata by the processor by associating the unique identifier with the media content; storing the media content with the updated metadata and an indicator when the media content is to be deleted; and using the unique identifier by the processor for tracking usage of the media content on the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shankar Shastry, Sanjiv Pimple, Carol Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10993211
    Abstract: A wireless communication base station apparatus that allows the number of times of blind decodings at a mobile station to be reduced without increasing the overhead caused by notifying information. In this apparatus, a CCE allocation part allocates allocation information allocated to a PDCCH received from modulation parts to a particular one of a plurality of search spaces that is corresponding to a CCE aggregation size of the PDCCH. A placement part then places the allocation information in one of downstream line resources, reserved for the PDCCH, that is corresponding to the CCE of the particular search space to which the allocation information has been allocated. A radio transmission part then transmits an OFDM symbol, in which the allocation information has been placed, to the mobile station from an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao
  • Patent number: 10989917
    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: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: David Kay Lambert, Steven Craig Bower
  • Patent number: 10988518
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a ? myosin heavy chain in cardiac muscle cells differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells derived from Homo sapiens. In the present method, first, a liquid culture medium containing the cardiac muscle cells is supplied onto a substrate comprising a first electrode, a second electrode and insulative fibers on the surface thereof. At least a part of the insulative fibers is located between the first electrode and the second electrode in a top view of the substrate. Then, the substrate is left at rest. Finally, the cardiac muscle cells are cultivated, while a pulse electric current is applied to the cardiac muscle cells through the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Tsuji, Li Liu
  • Patent number: 10993158
    Abstract: In order to prevent occurrence of the significantly frequent transmission of messages, a user terminal is configured such that, when a reception power of a target cell is equal to or greater than a first threshold value ThLOW, the user terminal starts preparation for a handover to the target cell, and when the reception power is equal to or greater than a second threshold value ThHIGH, the user terminal performs the handover to the target cell, and that, until a waiting time has elapsed after performing the handover, the user terminal, by using a timer, performs a timing control for maintaining an immediate handover state in which the user terminal can immediately perform a handover, and, when the waiting time has elapsed, the user terminal ends the immediate handover state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Higuchi, Noriyuki Shimizu, Maho Takita
  • Publication number: 20210119289
    Abstract: This non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that is an example of an embodiment comprises a winding type electrode body for which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are wound with a separator interposed. The electrode body has a positive electrode lead. The positive electrode lead has: a lead base made of metal that includes a first surface joined to the positive electrode, and a second surface on the side opposite to the first surface; and an insulating ceramic layer principally comprising an inorganic compound and formed over a range within the second surface of the lead base so as to face the negative electrode with at least the separator interposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Natsuhiko Mukai, Satoshi Yamamoto, Masaki Deguchi, Taisuke Yamamoto, Atsushi Ueda, Masanobu Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20210120639
    Abstract: An electromagnetic cooking device and method of controlling the same is provided herein. The cooking device has a cavity in which a liquid is placed and a plurality of RF feeds configured to introduce electromagnetic radiation into the cavity for heating the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION, Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Davide Guatta, Valeria Nocella
  • Patent number: 10986204
    Abstract: When playback of content has been requested, the terminal device according to the present invention determines whether or not an edge server has cache data for the content on the basis of information that is received from the edge server and that relates to the cache data retained by the edge server, and if it is determined that the edge server has cache data for the content, the terminal device determines whether or not the terminal device is communicating with the edge server via a base station capable of high-speed or high-capacity communication. If it is determined that the communicating base station is capable of high-speed or high-capacity communication, then the terminal device transmits, to the edge server, a request to change the delivery control method for the cache data for the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10986635
    Abstract: A wireless terminal capable of communicating with multiple wireless base stations through a network in which multiple wireless communication methods are used in a mixed manner. A storage unit stores, as a communication history, at least location information for the wireless terminal and information pertaining to the wireless base station at the time of communication with each wireless base station. An acquisition unit acquires the location information for the wireless terminal. On the basis of the acquired location information for the wireless terminal and the communication history stored in the storage unit a derivation unit derives a connection base station from the multiple wireless base stations, as the wireless base station to be used in data communication. A communication unit performs data communication with the derived connection base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Noriyuki Shimizu, Masaaki Yoshino, Yasuhiro Aoyama