Abstract: A liquid resin composition for use as a sealing resin which reduces wear on a dicing blade or grinder employed for signularization or grinding. The liquid resin composition includes hollow and/or porous particles as a filler, and is adapted in use to be applied on a substrate constituting a semi-conductor device or electronic part.
Abstract: A lamp socket has a mover and a supporter. At an open position, the supporter supports the mover so that the mover does not prevent a lamp from being moved to or from a mounting position along a specified direction. When the lamp can be moved from the mounting position along the specified direction, the supporter supports the mover so that the contacts do not make contact with lamp pins, respectively. At the close position, the supporter supports the mover so that the mover prevents the lamp from being moved from or to the mounting position along the specified direction. If the mover is at the close position, and the lamp is in a posture by which it can be moved from the mounting position along the specified direction in case of the open position, the supporter supports the mover so that the contacts make contact with the pins, respectively.
Abstract: Provided are an outer blade for a reciprocation-type electric shaver and a method of producing the outer blade, the outer blade being capable of suppressing a deformation such as wrinkles or an undulation, without adding a new component, to thereby keep a good appearance thereof. A sheet material for forming the outer blade is bent into a shape projecting upward when viewed in the lateral directions. The sheet material has hair introduction holes, the peripheral edge of each hair introduction hole forming a projection section projecting inward beyond the other portion of the sheet material, the end surfaces of a part of the projection sections make contact with a reciprocating inner blade. The sheet material is formed with a deformation suppression section in a specific region not including the projection sections which make contact with the inner blade but including the projection sections which make no contact with the inner blade.
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
January 26, 2012
TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORK CO., LTD, PANASONIC CORPORATION
Abstract: In order to provide a method of manufacturing an optical waveguide, which enables the formation of a smooth mirror face, the following method of manufacturing an optical waveguide having a mirror face is used. The method includes: a photocurable resin sheet laminating step of laminating an uncured photocurable resin sheet for forming a core on a surface of a first cladding layer that has been formed on a substrate; a mirror face forming step of forming a mirror face for guiding light to the core by pressing a die provided with a blade having, in a cross-section, a 45° inclined plane into the photocurable resin sheet; a core forming step of forming a core having the mirror face positioned at an end thereof by selectively exposing to light, and developing, the photocurable resin sheet; and a cladding layer forming step of forming a second cladding layer so as to bury the core.
Abstract: An infrared array sensor includes: a base substrate; cavities which have array structure and are formed on a surface side of the base substrate; and pixel parts supported by the base substrate to cover the cavities, respectively. Each of the pixel parts includes a membrane structure that includes segmented membrane structures divided by slits. Each of the segmented membrane structures includes a thermosensor. Each membrane structure of the pixel parts includes a coupling piece for connecting its own segmented membrane structures to each other.
Abstract: Flush toilet equipment comprises a bowl, a flush mechanism that supplies flush water to the bowl through a flush water passage, and a minute bubble generator. The minute bubble generator generates minute bubbles. The bubbles are 0.1-1000 ?m in bubble diameter and mixed with the flush water. In this construction, since the minute bubbles are fully diffused into the flush water, various effects such as improvement of toilet flush effect, etc. can be further enhanced.
Abstract: In order to provide a method of efficiently manufacturing an optical waveguide core having an endface inclined at a predetermined angle, the following method of manufacturing an optical waveguide core is employed.
Abstract: To improve thermal insulation, a thermal infrared sensing element is carried on a sensor mount of a porous material and is spaced upwardly from a substrate by means of anchor studs projecting on the substrate. The sensor mount is formed with a pair of coplanar beams carry thereon leads extending from the sensing element. The leads and the beams are secured to the upper ends of the anchor studs to hold the sensing element at a predetermined height above the substrate. The beams and the leads are combined with each other by intermolecular adhesion such that the sensing element as well as the sensor mount can be altogether supported to the anchor studs.
Abstract: A bandpass filter includes a combination of a BAW filter and a patterned planar filter with stubs. The BAW filter is composed of a plurality of piezoelectric resonators to give a specific frequency bandpass, while the planer filter is configured to attenuate frequencies near and outside the bandpass. The resonators are connected in a ladder configuration between a first signal transmission path and a ground. The planar filter includes a strip line formed on a dielectric layer to define a second signal transmission path. The BAW filter and the planar filter are formed on a common substrate with the first and second transmission paths connected to each other. The BAW filter, in combination with the patterned planar filter added with the stub, can improve a deep near-band rejection inherent to the BAW filter, exhibiting an excellent out-of-band rejection over certain adjacent frequency ranges outside of the bandpass, and therefore give a sharp and wide bandpass.
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: An electrostatic atomization apparatus (4) includes a discharge electrode (1) and a liquid supplying device (2), which supplies liquid to the discharge electrode. A high voltage application device (3) that applies high voltage to the discharge electrode and performs electrostatic atomization on the liquid supplied to the discharge electrode. A discharge optimization unit electrically coupled to the high voltage application device so that potential at the discharge electrode is such that electrostatic atomization is performed in an acyclic manner without stopping discharging.
Abstract: A reciprocating electric shaver 1 includes: a rotary motor 110; a pair of driving elements 130, 140 to which inner blades 54 are individually attached; and a conversion mechanism 180 coupled to the rotary motor 110 and the corresponding driving element 130, 140 to convert rotating motion of the rotary motor 110 to reciprocating motion of the pair of driving elements 130, 140. Each driving element 130, 140 and coupling members coupled to the driving elements 130, 140 constitute driving blocks 200, 210. The driving blocks 200, 210 include balance adjusters 150, 160 provided on the opposite sides of a rotation axis C of the rotary motor 110 from the driving elements 130, 140 included in the driving blocks 200, 210, respectively.
Abstract: There is provided a water purifier in which a display portion can obtain a higher waterproof property and the workability in manufacturing of the display portion can be improved. In a water purifier which includes a display portion (10) displaying announcement information, the display portion (10) includes an indicator (24), a circuit board (22) to which a control circuit controlling the indicator (24) is attached, and a case (26) which accommodates the indicator (24) and the circuit board (22), the case (26) includes a case main body (27) which has a cylindrical shape having opening portions at both ends thereof and is made of a transparent material, and a lid body (28) which liquid-tightly closes a first opening portion (27a) of the case main body, and a second opening portion (27b) of the case main body (27) is sealed by a resin (25).
January 12, 2010
January 12, 2012
PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD., MITSUBISHI RAYON CLEANSUI COMPANY, LIMITED
Abstract: A body fat measuring device comprises electrodes brought into contact with the waist portion of a subject, an optical sensor composed of a light applying section and a light receiving section, an impedance computing section for computing the impedance between the electrodes, a subcutaneous fat thickness computing section for computing the thickness of the subcutaneous fat of the subject from the value detected by the optical sensor, and a body fat computing section which subtracts the amount of subcutaneous fat determined using the thickness of the subcutaneous fat computed by the subcutaneous thickness computing section from the total fat amount of the subject determined using the impedance computed by the impedance computing section so as to determine the visceral fat amount of the subject. With this, not only the accuracy of measurement of the visceral fat amount is improved but also the visceral fat amount of the subject can be easily computed even without a database.
Abstract: A massage machine using a small size and high torque brushless DC motor includes a driving unit moved up and down along guide rails of a chair and a first motor for moving the driving unit up and down. A pair of treatment head bases are driven reciprocally in opposite directions to each other; and a second motor reciprocally drives the treatment head bases in opposite directions to each other. Treatment heads are respectively supported by the treatment head bases; and a third motor drives the treatment heads in a plane substantially perpendicular to a backrest. A control circuit drives the respective motors respectively independently of one another. Each motor is a brushless motor.
Abstract: A ZrO2—Al2O3 composite ceramic material having excellent wear resistance, hardness, strength and toughness is provided. This ceramic material comprises a ZrO2 phase composed of 90 vol % or more of tetragonal ZrO2, and containing 10 to 12 mol % of CeO2 as a stabilizer, and an Al2O3 phase. An amount of the Al2O3 phase in the ceramic material is in a range of 20 to 70 vol %, and preferably 40 to 70 vol %. In the composite ceramic material, Al2O3 grains each having a fine ZrO2 grain therein are dispersed. Some of the Al2O3 grains each having the fine ZrO2 grain therein are trapped within ZrO2 grains to form composite grains. A ratio of the number of the Al2O3 grains each having the fine ZrO2 grain therein relative to the number of the entire Al2O3 grains dispersed in the composite ceramic material is 10% or more, and preferably 50% or more.
Abstract: A lamp ballast capable of lighting a discharge lamp and an incandescent lamp each at an optimum condition. The lamp ballast has a DC-DC converter, an inverter that converts an output of DC-DC converter into an AC power for applying the same to a lamp load, a starting circuit generating a high voltage pulse from the AC power to provide the same to the lamp load, and a controller that controls the DC-DC converter and the inverter to provide a variable DC voltage and the AC power of variable frequency. The controller has a starting mode of operating the inverter at a starting frequency to generate the high voltage, and a lighting mode of operating the inverter at a lighting frequency lower than the starting frequency.