Patents Assigned to Panasonic Corporation
  • Patent number: 10985289
    Abstract: A solar cell includes a crystalline silicon substrate, a P-doped silicon oxide layer that is formed on a principal surface of the crystalline silicon substrate and that includes phosphorus as an impurity, and an amorphous silicon layer that includes an intrinsic amorphous silicon layer and a p-type amorphous silicon layer. The intrinsic amorphous silicon layer is formed on the P-doped silicon oxide layer. The p-type amorphous silicon layer is formed on the intrinsic amorphous silicon layer and includes a p-type dopant. The intrinsic amorphous silicon layer includes the p-type dopant. The concentration of the p-type dopant in the thickness direction of the intrinsic amorphous silicon layer has a profile higher than the concentration of the p-type dopant at the interface between the P-doped silicon oxide layer and the intrinsic amorphous silicon layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomonori Ueyama
  • Patent number: 10986478
    Abstract: On-hoard equipment in a motor vehicle includes a C-V2X communication device receiving a first signal from road side equipment having a known position. The C-V2X communication device transmits a second signal having content that is dependent upon a length of time in which the first signal traveled from the road side equipment to the C-V2X communication device. A GPS device is communicatively coupled to the C-V2X communication device and receives the second signal from the C-V2X communication device. The GPS device estimates a position of the vehicle. The estimating is dependent upon the second signal from the C-V2X communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Sameh Willliam Tawadrous, Hans A. Troemel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10986553
    Abstract: A terminal device is provided and includes a location information acquisition device configured to acquire location information including a location of the terminal device, a storage configured to accumulate history information on past communication status including a communication time of the terminal device at each location, and a controller configured to acquire the history information for a current location of the terminal device from the storage based on the location information, to extract one or more connection destinations as targets of communication quality measurement from connection destination candidates based on communication times for the connection destination candidates, and to measure communication quality levels of communications with the extracted connection destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Yoshino, Noriyuki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20210111590
    Abstract: An electromagnetic resonance coupler includes a first transmission line on a top surface of a first dielectric layer, and a second transmission line on a top surface of a second dielectric layer. The first transmission line includes first and second resonance lines and first and second input-output lines. The second transmission line includes third and fourth resonance lines and third and fourth input-output lines. Third and fourth ground parts are provided separated from each other on the top surface of the second dielectric layer or the top surface of the first dielectric layer. The first resonance line and the third ground part are connected via a third connector, and the fourth resonance line and the fourth ground part are connected via a fourth connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasufumi Kawai, Songbaek Choe, Shingo Enomoto, Noboru Negoro, Shuichi Nagai
  • Publication number: 20210111375
    Abstract: An organic EL device including a first barrier film that contains primarily silicon nitride, a second barrier film that contains primarily silicon nitride, an organic EL element that is disposed between the first barrier film and the second barrier film, a first flexible substrate that is disposed opposite the organic EL element with the first barrier film interposed therebetween, a second flexible substrate that is disposed opposite the organic EL element with the second barrier film interposed therebetween, and a third barrier film that is disposed between the second barrier film and the organic EL element, and contains primarily silicon nitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuka ISAJI
  • Patent number: 10980104
    Abstract: A power amplifier arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a printed circuit board disposed between a housing on a first side of the printed circuit board and a heat sink on a second side of the printed circuit board. A power amplifier is mounted on the second side of the printed circuit board. A bracket is supported by the housing. A clamping spring is supported by the bracket such that the clamping spring is in biased engagement with the first side of the printed circuit board, and such that the power amplifier is pressed into engagement with the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventor: Gerald A. Tang-Kong
  • Patent number: 10976749
    Abstract: A robot and a method for controlling the robot are provided, each of which prevents the robot from hitting an obstacle when autonomous movement of the robot is controlled using an OSS. The method for controlling a robot including a plurality of rangefinder sensors, the robot being configured to autonomously move based on a map created using one or more measurement data portions of the plurality of rangefinder sensors. The method includes: deleting some of the one or more measurement data portions of the plurality of rangefinder sensors; integrating the one or more measurement data portions remaining after the deleting into an integrated measurement data portion; and determining the integrated measurement data portion to be a measurement data portion of one or more virtual rangefinder sensors which are fewer in number than the number of the plurality of rangefinder sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ando, Duyhinh Nguyen, Hiroyuki Sasai
  • Patent number: 10973728
    Abstract: A walking support robot is presented by the present disclosure. The walking support robot moves in accordance with a handle load while guiding a user to walk along a walking route. The walking support robot includes a body, a handle on the body, a sensor that senses a load applied to the handle, and a moving device that moves the walking support robot by controlling rotation of a rotating member in accordance with the load. Guide information is generated for guiding the user to walk along the walking route. Presented information is presented for guiding the user based on the guide information. A physical task is set by adjusting complexity of the walking route. A degree to which the user follows the walking route is calculated, and the physical task is adjusted based on the degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Mayu Watabe, Mizuho Sakakibara, Kenji Mase, Yuki Atsumi, Yoji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10979173
    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: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Klenner, Frank Herrmann, Tomohiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210103029
    Abstract: A processor in an object detection device is configured to: acquire settings data for one or more radar grids, each radar grid being set for a measurement area of a corresponding radar and consisting of radar cells; acquire settings data for a processing grid for clustering operations, the processing grid being set for the one or more measurement areas and consisting of processing cells; calculate, for each processing cell, one or more likelihoods associated with measurements of one or more related radar cells based on distances between the processing cell and the one or more related radar cells; calculate a grid value of each of the processing cells in the processing grid based on the one or more likelihoods; and perform a clustering operation on each processing cell based on distances between and/or grid values of the processing cell and one or more different processing cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Weijie LIU, Makoto YASUGI, Yoichi NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210104154
    Abstract: The traffic monitoring system is provided with: a camera which captures an image of a monitoring area including a road and generates image data; a millimeter-wave radar which scans a scanning area included in the monitoring area and generates millimeter-wave data; and an information processing server which is connected to the camera and the millimeter-wave radar and acquires the image data and the millimeter-wave data. The information processing server is provided with: a data synchronization unit which synchronizes the image data with the millimeter-wave data so that the difference between a timing at which the image data is generated and a timing at which the millimeter-wave data is generated is equal to or smaller than a certain value; and a screen generation unit which associates the image data and the millimeter wave, which have been synchronized, with each other and generates a monitoring screen that indicates the road conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoji YOKOYAMA, Makoto YASUGI
  • Publication number: 20210104750
    Abstract: A negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode mixture layer disposed on the current collector, the negative electrode mixture layer including a carbon material and a Si-containing compound. The negative electrode mixture layer includes a lower layer (a first layer) disposed on the negative electrode current collector, and an upper layer (a second layer) disposed on the lower layer. The lower layer includes the carbon material, the Si-containing compound, and a first binder including a polyacrylic acid or a salt thereof. The upper layer includes the carbon material and a second binder. The mass of the lower layer is not less than 50 mass % and less than 90 mass % of the mass of the negative electrode mixture layer, and the mass of the upper layer is more than 10 mass % and not more than 50 mass % of the mass of the negative electrode mixture layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicants: PANASONIC CORPORATION, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Ito, Yuta Matsuo, Kaori Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10971095
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes source lines and gate lines, pixel electrodes, switching elements, a source driver, a gate driver, and a failure inspection circuit. The source lines and the gate lines are disposed in a lattice form. The pixel electrode is disposed in a pixel region defined by the source line and the gate line. The switching element is disposed corresponding to the pixel electrode. The source driver drives the source lines. The gate driver drives the gate lines. The failure inspection circuit is connected to the source lines or the gate lines, and performs inspection of the source lines or the gate lines. The failure inspection circuit includes monitor input signal lines, monitor output signal lines, a determination circuit that detects voltage levels of output signals from the monitor output signal lines, and an expected value comparison circuit that compares outputs from the determination circuit with expected values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: PANASONIC CORPORATION, PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD., PANASONIC SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Suzuki, Akihiro Yoshizawa, Hideki Nozaki, Satoshi Endou, Kenji Fukuta, Hiroaki Goto
  • Publication number: 20210096239
    Abstract: Provided are an intrusion detection system and an intrusion detection method. The intrusion detection system includes: a camera which photographs a surveillance area and generates image data; a millimeter-wave radar which scans a scanning area contained within the surveillance area and generates millimeter-wave data; and an information processing server which is connected to the camera and the millimeter-wave radar, and acquires image data and millimeter-wave data. The information processing server is equipped with: a data synchronization unit which synchronizes the image data and millimeter-wave data; a determination unit which determines whether an object has intruded into a detection area contained within the scanning area, on the basis of millimeter-wave data; and a screen generation unit which associates the synchronized image data and millimeter-wave data and generates a surveillance screen which indicates the determination results generated by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto YASUGI, Yoji YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210098786
    Abstract: An advantage is to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery with improved heat resistance. A positive electrode active material contains a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing 80 mol % or more of Ni and 0.1 mol % to 1.5 mol % of B on the basis of the total number of moles of metal elements excluding Li, and B and at least one element (M1) selected from Groups 4 to 6 are present on at least the surfaces of particles of the composite oxide. When particles having a volume-based particle size larger than 70% particle size (D70) are first particles, and particles having a volume-based particle size smaller than 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, the molar fraction of M1 on the basis of the total number of moles of metallic elements excluding Li on the surfaces of the second particles is greater than that of the first particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Natsumi Goto, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Publication number: 20210087707
    Abstract: A group-III nitride substrate includes: a first region having a first impurity concentration in a polished surface; and a second region having a second impurity concentration lower than the first impurity concentration in the polished surface, wherein a first dislocation density of the first region is lower than a second dislocation density of the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke MORI, Masashi YOSHIMURA, Masayuki IMANISHI, Akira KITAMOTO, Junichi TAKINO, Tomoaki SUMI, Yoshio OKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210091349
    Abstract: A power supply device disposes an end plate at each end of a battery stack in a stacked direction of the battery stack, and couples a binding bar to the end plate, so as to fix battery cells. The binding bar includes a plate-shaped bar that extends in the stacked direction of the battery stack, and an engagement block that is fixed to the plate-shaped bar and protrudes as a face opposing an outer peripheral face of the end plate. The End plate includes a fitting part to which the engagement block is guided, and a stopper. The fitting part is disposed on the outer peripheral face of the end plate. The stopper is disposed closer to the battery stack with respect to the fitting part, and abuts the engagement block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinobu Terauchi, Tetsuji Omura
  • Publication number: 20210083270
    Abstract: The positive electrode active material with lithium composite oxide A containing W and Ni and W-free lithium composite oxide B containing Ni. Regarding the lithium composite oxide A, the proportion of Ni relative to the total moles of metal elements except for lithium is 30 to 60 mol %, 50% particle size D50 is 2 to 6 ?m, 10% particle size D10 is 1.0 ?m or more, and 90% particle size D90 is 6.8 ?m or less. Regarding the lithium composite oxide B, the proportion of Ni relative to the total moles of metal elements except for lithium is 50 to 95 mol %, 50% particle size D50 is 10 to 22 ?m, 10% particle size D10 is 7.0 ?m or more, and 90% particle size D90 is 22.5 ?m or less. The mass ratio of the lithium composite oxide B to the lithium composite oxide A is 1:1 to 5.7:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hiratsuka, Takuo Yoneda
  • Patent number: 10946617
    Abstract: Provided is a graphite laminated body having excellent properties such as excellent mechanical properties, excellent heat resistance, and excellent thermal conductivity. In particular, provided is a graphite laminated body comprising a graphite film, a non-thermoplastic polyimide film, and an adhesive layer for bonding the graphite film to the non-thermoplastic polyimide film, the adhesive layer being made of a thermoplastic polyimide or a fluororesin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: DU PONT-TORAY CO., LTD., PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi Yasuda, Noriko Toida, Naomi Nishiki, Kazuhiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10946740
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a plurality of seats. Each seat receives a respective human occupant of the motor vehicle. A movable driver control interface enables a human occupant to drive the motor vehicle. A positioning mechanism is coupled to the driver control interface and enables a human occupant to move the driver control interface to a position in front of any one of the seats such that any one of the human occupants may use the driver control interface to drive the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Benjamin David Sweet, Padmanaban Kanagaraj