Abstract: A dedicated power source for LED lamps capable of reliably detecting attachment of an LED lamp is provided. A dedicated power source has a DC power source portion, and includes a lighting circuit which receives power supplied from the DC power source portion and light-controls an LED lamp including an LED element and a detection resistor connected in parallel to the LED element and an attachment detecting portion for detecting attachment of the LED lamp based on a voltage level changing in accordance with attachment/detachment of the detection resistor by attachment/detachment of the LED lamp.
July 22, 2011
Date of Patent:
June 23, 2015
Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A reflector of a lighting apparatus comprises a substrate and a coating layer located on a surface of the substrate. The coating layer is formed of a resin composition comprising an acrylic resin having at least one of a dimethylsiloxane group and a perfluoroalkyl group. Then, the coating layer is configured so that total surface free energy is less than or equal to 30 [mJ/m2], and when the total surface free energy is divided into two components of a polar force component and a dispersion force component, surface free energy of the dispersion force component is less than or equal to 25 [mJ/m2].
Abstract: The key distribution system comprises a terminal and a server which establish encrypted communication with each other by use of a common key cryptography using a communication secret key. To issue a new communication secret key, the terminal generates a secret value and encrypts it with a public key and sends the encrypted secret value to the server. The server decrypts the encrypted secret value with a private key paired with the public key. The server issues the new communication secret key, and encrypts it with a common key cryptography using the secret value, and sends the encrypted new communication secret key to the terminal. The terminal decrypts the encrypted new communication secret key with the secret value, thereby obtaining the new communication secret key. Thereafter, the terminal and the server use the new communication secret key.
Abstract: A brightness sensing system includes an image pickup unit for taking an image of a target space and a calculation unit for calculating the brightness of an image pickup area based on the image taken by the image pickup unit. In the brightness sensing system, if the difference or the ratio between an image as a whole and a pixel block formed of one or more pixels is equal to or greater than a threshold in terms of brightness change between a previously-taken reference image and a currently-taken target image, the calculation unit excludes the pixel block from comparison candidates and compares the brightness of the target image with the brightness of the reference image based on the remaining pixels other than the pixel block.
Abstract: The electronic toothbrush (10) includes a brush head (20) having an implantation area where bristles (22) for brushing of teeth are fixed and a handle (21) configured to carry the brush head (20). The brush head (20) includes a brush electrode exposed on its surface. The brush electrode includes a first electrode (23) located in the implantation area where the bristles (22) are fixed and a second electrode (242) located in a non-implantation area where no bristles (22) are fixed. The handle (30) includes a handle electrode (32) exposed on its surface. The handle (30) is configured to house a power source (35) for applying a voltage between the handle electrode (32) and each of the first electrode (23) and the second electrode (242). The bristles (22) are fixed directly to the first electrode (24).
Abstract: An electrostatic atomizer equipped with an electrostatic atomization pole having superior resistance to migration. The atomizer includes an electrostatic atomization pole, a liquid supply mechanism that supplies the pole with liquid, and a power supply that supplies the pole with high voltage to electrostatically atomize the liquid held on the pole. A coating is formed on the surface of the pole, and the coating is formed of simple metal or alloy, which displays resistance to migration.
Abstract: Atomization apparatus is configured to produce mist by atomizing liquid after electrolysis to discharge the mist. The apparatus includes a substrate, an electrolysis device and a vibration device. The substrate includes: a liquid receiving part having a liquid storage surface; and a reservoir having a discharge surface. The electrolysis device has an anode and a cathode located at the liquid receiving part. The reservoir holds the liquid after electrolysis obtained from one of the anode and the cathode. The discharge surface is located at the side of the one of the anode and the cathode. The vibration device is configured to vibrate and atomize the liquid after electrolysis held at the reservoir.
Abstract: A bone density meter including a light emission unit which emits light toward a surface of a user's body. A light reception unit receives the light emitted from the light emission unit toward the body surface and propagated in a portion of the body that includes bone. A bone density computation unit determines the bone density based on the amount of light received by the light reception unit. The light emission unit emits light toward the body surface at a portion having a thin subcutis, and the light reception unit receives the light propagated in the body through the portion at which the subcutis is thin.
Abstract: A contactless power-receiving device, which is connected to equipment via a connection terminal and which supplies power to the load for the equipment, provided with: a secondary coil which intersects the alternating magnetic flux generated from a primary coil to which an alternating power is supplied; and a control unit which supplies induced electromotive force of the secondary coil to the load. The control unit determines the amount of charge in the load and determines whether or not to supply power to the load on the basis of the determined amount of charge.
March 8, 2011
December 27, 2012
Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A system coordination unit 1 includes a reverse power flow prevention circuit 10. When power output from a fuel cell 6 and/or a secondary cell 7 exceeds power consumed in AC loads and DC loads, the reverse power flow prevention circuit 10 prevents a reverse flow of excess power into a commercial power source 4. The reverse power flow prevention circuit 10 is interposed in an AC main power path 20 between a connection point of a solar cell 5 and the AC main power path 20 and each of a connection point of a fuel cell 6 and the AC main power path 20 and a connection point of a secondary cell 7 and the AC main power path 20. The reverse power flow prevention circuit 10 compares the power output from the fuel cell 6 and/or the secondary cell 7 with the power consumed in the AC loads and the DC loads. Upon determining that the former power is not less than the latter power, the reverse power flow prevention circuit 10 electrically interrupts the AC main power path 20.
Abstract: An electromagnet for use in a relay having a coil bobbin with flange portions at both ends of a coil winding portion where a coil is wound and an iron core with a flange-like head portion at one end of a body portion, the coil bobbin being so fitted onto the iron core that the flange-like head portion and the other end of the body portion of the iron core respectively project out of each of openings formed at the flange portions of the coil bobbin. The iron core has at the other end an engageable portion to be engaged with an engaging portion formed on a grasping part of a coil winding chuck device. The electromagnet further has between the coil bobbin and the iron core a means for preventing misregistration of the coil bobbin fitted onto the iron core.
Abstract: Provided is a brush body for selectively applying localized currents, for oral care, to oral interstices such as periodontal pockets. Said brush body has a plurality of bristle bundles in a brush head. A bristle bundle contains a bristle having a core and a sheath. The core comprises a conductive member and the sheath comprises an insulating member that covers that core. At the tip portion of the bristle, the core protrudes further than the sheath and acts as an electrode.
Abstract: The invention provides an electricity distribution system, which can keep a voltage to ground low, and can commonly detect abnormity, such as an electrical leak etc. produced in AC and DC feed lines. An AC-DC converter 21 is installed between the AC feed line (branch electrical circuit Lb) of a single phase three wire system for supplying the power to AC devices 41, and the DC feed line (main electrical circuit Ld) of a three wire system for supplying the power to DC devices. The DC feed line comprises a neutral wire N commonly connected to a neutral wire N of the AC feed line within the AC-DC converter 21, a positive voltage wire L+ having a positive electrical potential to an electrical potential of its neutral wire N, and a negative voltage wire L? having a negative electrical potential to the electrical potential of its neutral wire N. A voltage of +150 [V] is applied to the positive voltage wire L+, and a voltage of ?150 [V] is applied to the negative voltage wire L?.
Abstract: A power distribution system includes power sources and an outlet which is supplied with electric power from the power sources and displays information on which power source is currently supplying the electric power. Further, the power distribution system includes a controller which changes the power sources for supplying the electric power to the outlet and controls the display on the outlet.
Abstract: A plug is adapted to be connected to a DC outlet to supply a DC power to the plug. The plug includes plug pins and a substantially quadrangular-shaped surrounding wall for surrounding the plug pins. The DC outlet includes: an outlet main body having an outlet unit to which the plug is adapted to be connected. The outlet unit includes a plug-receiving portion having pin-inserting holes into which the plug pins are inserted; an insertion groove formed to surround a periphery of the plug-receiving portion, the insertion groove being adapted to receive the surrounding wall; and pin-receiving pieces for being connected with the plug pins that are respectively inserted through the pin-receiving holes. Two pin-receiving holes corresponding to the pin-receiving pieces are arranged along a reference side of the plug- receiving portion and offset closer to the reference side than an opposite side to the reference side.
Abstract: The blood sugar value estimation apparatus is configured to non-invasively calculate the blood sugar value with time on the basis of the optical spectrum of the living body measured with time and the calibration model. The apparatus comprises a calibration model creating means configured to create a calibration model from the calibration models or a calibration model from a plurality of the datasets for creating the calibration model. The apparatus is configured to measure a bio-spectrum of a person being tested to set the reference spectrum, and to measure a difference spectrum of a difference between the reference spectrum and a measurement spectrum measured at a time other than a time when the reference spectrum is measured, and to change the calibration model for calculating according to the variation of the difference spectrum. Consequently, the blood sugar value is estimated, especially monitored with time, with high-accuracy.
Abstract: An LED lighting device includes a power converter for outputting a variable output voltage, two LED lamps being connected in series between output terminals of the power converter; a current detector for detecting an output current from the power converter; a first detector for detecting the output voltage of the power converter and generating a first detection voltage corresponding to the output voltage; a second detector for detecting an applied voltage to one of the two LED lamps and generating a second detection voltage corresponding to the applied voltage; and a controller for controlling the power converter to adjust the output voltage to thereby make the output current coincide with a target value. The controller controls the power converter to decrease the output voltage if at least one of the second detection voltage and the deference between the first and the second detection voltage does not fall within a range.
Abstract: An LED lighting device includes a step-up chopper which includes a first switching element and increases an output voltage applied from a DC power supply, a step-down chopper which includes a second switching element and decreases the output voltage from the step-up chopper to apply the decreased output voltage to a light source unit having light emitting diodes, a controller which controls operations of the first and the second switching element, a current limiter which includes a current limiting element and a switch; and a voltage detection unit. The controller stops an operation of the first switching element when the voltage detection unit detects the voltage applied to the light source unit exceeding a predetermined voltage value, and the switch allows a current to flow through the path passing through the current limiting element when the operation of the first switching element is stopped.
Abstract: A circulatory function measurement device that accurately measures a subject's circulatory function. A pulse wave accumulated value calculation unit calculates a pulse wave accumulated value by accumulating the amplitude values of pulse waves in chorological order as the compressing pressure changes. A blood vessel hardness measurement unit measures blood vessel hardness based on the relationship between the calculated pulse wave accumulated value and the compressing pressure.
Abstract: A massage device (10) includes a seat (12), a backrest (13), and an ottoman (14). The ottoman (14) includes a leg rest (14a) and a foot rest (14)b on one side, and a leg placing portion (14c), on which legs of a user can be placed, on the other side. Also, the ottoman (14) is supported to be rotational by a support shaft (16a) provided on a pair of support frames (16) of the seat (12) to extend in the lateral direction. By rotating the ottoman (14), the ottoman (14) is shifted between a massage capable state, in which recesses (14a, 14b) are exposed to the front of the seat (12), and a leg placing state, in which the leg placing portion (14c) is exposed to the front of the seat (12). The leg rest (14a) of the ottoman 14 includes airbags. The foot rest (14b) is supported to be slidable with respect to the leg rest (14a).