Patents Assigned to Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8091241
    Abstract: An electric hair remover, includes: a body part having a head end part in a longitudinal direction, a blade part for cutting hair being formed at the head end part; a holder part mounted to the body part in such a configuration as to slide along the longitudinal direction of the body part and to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Ouchi, Hitoshi Ogawa, Wei Wang
  • Publication number: 20120003859
    Abstract: A connector set includes at least one of a header and a socket and a jointer. The jointer extends in a direction and is configured to couple the header and the socket so as to be in parallel with each other. The jointer includes first jointer connecting portions provided at both end portions thereof and extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and which are configured to engage first connecting portions provided at both end portions of the header, and second jointer connecting portions provided at both end portions of the jointer body and extending in a third direction opposite to the second direction, and which are configured to engage the second connecting portions provided at both end portions of the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youji MIYAZAKI, Kenji Ookura
  • Patent number: 8089896
    Abstract: A network system is provided, in which a system change can be easily performed by adding or exchanging an equipment(s) to be controlled or monitored. The equipment has an object with an object identifier defined according to a service content provided by the equipment. Upon the receipt of a service request using the object identifier from a network device connected to the equipment via a network, the equipment executes the service defined in the object according to this service request. By assigning a same object identifier to objects of a plurality of equipments, it is possible to provide the same service from those equipments according to the service request performed from the network device by use of the same object identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tokunaga, Tomoyuki Hatanaka, Tomohiro Oda, Yoshiyuki Komoda
  • Patent number: 8090811
    Abstract: A service provider for embedded devices is disclosed for controlling, monitoring and/or updating embedded devices. The service provider includes a computer having communications hardware for communicating over a computer network. The computer also includes a storage device and a processor. The computer network communication module is also configured to communicate via the computer network with a message store and transmit component, wherein the message store and transmit component is capable of communicating with one or more embedded devices through the computer network. A database of service information obtained from the computer network is also added to the service provider. This database of service information is available to the embedded devices through the message store and transmit component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael L. Howard
  • Patent number: 8089215
    Abstract: A discharge lamp lighting device includes: a DC power source; an inverter for inverting the DC power at a predetermined inversion time interval to supply a square wave AC power to a discharge lamp; and a controller for controlling the output power. The controller performs a synchronous operation and controls the DC power source such that DC power outputted during a period other than the output temporarily increasing period in a power increasing period is greater than the DC output power outputted during the period other than the output temporarily increasing period in a rated power period. Further, the controller controls the DC power source such that at least one of an increment of the output power for the output temporarily increasing period and a length of the output temporarily increasing period is less in at least a part of the output increasing period than in the rated power period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Tanaka, Hirofumi Konishi, Shin Ukegawa, Shinichi Anami, Masahiro Seki
  • Patent number: 8088123
    Abstract: A hair growth modulation device is configured to impart a suitable quantity of irradiated light to a target site while lowering the irradiation intensity required by a light irradiator that generates modulating light for modulating hair growth. This device is provided with a hair follicle approximating means that causes hair follicles of body hairs at the target site to approach the skin surface, thereby enhancing the irradiation efficiency of modulating light irradiated to the hair follicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Kinoshita, Chosei Hamada
  • Publication number: 20110315580
    Abstract: An electronic device storage case for use in storing a substrate therein, includes a hollow box-shaped case body. The case body includes an open surface with an opening, a bottom surface opposite to the opening and a sidewall extending upright from the peripheral edge of the bottom surface, wherein the sidewall of the case body including a plurality of deformable ribs each having a slant surface inclined inwards toward the bottom surface, and wherein the substrate is introduced into the case body through the opening and slidingly moves along the slant surface of each of the deformable ribs to make pressure contact with the slant surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka ABE, Keizo Nishikawa, Hirotaka Hamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20110316445
    Abstract: An LED lamp system which suppresses flickering of an LED element is provided. The LED lamp system includes straight-tube type LED lamps each having LED elements and a dedicated power source for lighting the LED elements. The dedicated power source full-wave rectifies and smoothes a commercial AC power source, outputs constant current having a ripple factor of 1.3 or smaller and thus lights the LED elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicants: TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, PANASONIC CORPORATION, PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi TERASAKA, Hajime Osaki, Masahiko Kamata, Naoko Iwai, Takeshi Saito, Hiroki Nakagawa, Fumihiko Masuko, Tadashi Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20110316025
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element, a first phosphor which emits a light by being excited by a light emitted from the light emitting element and a second phosphor which emits a light by being excited by the light emitted from the light emitting element and/or the light emitted from the first phosphor. The light emitted from the light emitting element, the light emitted from the first phosphor and the light emitted from the second phosphor are mixed to make an inclination angle of a line, on a chromaticity diagram, connecting a chromaticity coordinate of the light emitted from the first phosphor and a chromaticity coordinate of the light emitted from the light emitting element equal to an inclination angle of an isotemperature line of light of a predetermined color temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ikko Kuzuhara, Kouji Nishioka
  • Publication number: 20110314864
    Abstract: An effective component generator (56) that releases effective components in a storing compartment (3) includes an effective component generator, which generates the effective components when discharging occurs, and an effective component generation passage (54) in which the effective component generator is arranged. The effective component generator includes an electrode unit (58) and an insulative spacer (57) arranged in contact with or near the electrode unit. High voltage is applied to the electrode unit so that discharging occurs in a fine discharge area (S) formed along the insulative spacer. The effective component generation passage is formed so that air current sent into the effective component generator flows by the discharge area and a peripheral surface of the electrode unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Junpei Ohe
  • Patent number: 8084956
    Abstract: An electronic ballast includes a microprocessor which is programmed to read a voltage value corresponding to an output of the electronic ballast, output a signal which controls an amount of power outputted by the electronic ballast in accordance with the voltage value, read an external voltage value, and select one of a trimming mode and a normal mode as an operating mode based on the external voltage value. The microprocessor is also programmed, when operating in the trimming mode, to set an internal reference value, compare the voltage value corresponding to the output of the electronic ballast with the internal reference value, trim an amount of power outputted by the electronic ballast to a resistor corresponding to an impedance of a High Intensity Discharge lamp by adjusting the signal based upon the comparison, and store a result of the signal adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Fukuda, Yiyoung Sun
  • Patent number: 8083700
    Abstract: A chair type massager includes a seat part on which a person to be treated sits on, a backrest part with a reclining mechanism to perform a raising/tilting operation, and right and left armrest parts in which the arms are inserted. The massager further includes air bags provided at the armrest parts, the air bags holding the arms placed in the armrest part by being swelled by air supplied from an air supply pump; a control part for controlling the raising/tilting operation of the backrest part and the air supply to the air bags; and a manipulation part for giving instructions to the control part. When controlling the reclining mechanism to tilt the backrest part in response to the instructions from the manipulation part to perform the arm stretch, the control part controls the air supply pump to supply air into the air bags intermittently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Tanizawa, Satoshi Kajiyama, Masamichi Miyaguchi, Daisuke Tsukada, Fumihiro Nishio, Takeo Iijima, Yuichi Nishibori
  • Patent number: 8083650
    Abstract: An exercise assisting device comprises foot supports having foot support surfaces respectively, a seat, a seat height adjusting unit, and a seat driving unit. The foot support is provided for bearing foot of a user. The seat is shaped to have a contact surface for supporting buttocks of the user when the user places the feet onto the foot support surfaces. The seat height adjusting unit is configured to move the seat toward a vertical direction and also toward a front-back direction in order to position the seat at a standard position which is located at a standard height from the foot support surface in the vertical direction. Consequently, a knee of the user has a predetermined angle. The seat driving unit is configured to swing the seat about the standard position so as to vary weight of the user which acts on legs of the user. The exercise assisting device further comprises a load regulating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahisa Ozawa, Youichi Shinomiya, Kazuhiro Ochi, Takao Gotou
  • Patent number: 8083007
    Abstract: An electric power tool includes a motor, a speed reducer unit arranged to deliver the rotational power of the motor and provided with gears, a housing arranged to accommodate the motor and the speed reducer unit, and a speed changing unit for changing a gear reduction ratio of the speed reducer unit. The speed changing unit is arranged in such a position as to be operable outside the housing. The speed changing unit includes an operation lever slidingly operable in a speed changing direction when pushed, an operation detector unit for detecting the operation lever to control electric power supplied to the motor, a shift unit for changing the gear reduction ratio of the speed reducer unit in response to sliding movement of the operation lever, and a slide restraint unit for restraining the sliding operation of the operation lever until the operation detector unit detects the operation lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Inagaki, Fumiaki Sekino, Yutaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 8080869
    Abstract: A wafer level package structure, in which a plurality of compact sensor devices with small variations in sensor characteristics are formed, and a method of producing the same are provided. This package structure has a semiconductor wafer having plural sensor units, and a package wafer bonded to the semiconductor wafer. The semiconductor wafer has a first metal layer formed with respect to each of the sensor units. The package wafer has a bonding metal layer at a position facing the first metal layer. Since a bonding portion between the semiconductor wafer and the package wafer is formed at room temperature by a direct bonding between activated surfaces of the first metal layer and the bonding metal layer, it is possible to prevent that variations in sensor characteristics occur due to residual stress at the bonding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Okudo, Yuji Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Takegawa, Toru Baba, Kouji Gotou, Hisakazu Miyajima, Kazushi Kataoka, Takashi Saijo
  • Patent number: 8080948
    Abstract: An electronic ballast includes a microprocessor which is programmed to read an external voltage value, output a signal which controls an amount of power outputted by the electronic ballast, and adjust the signal based upon a difference between the external voltage value and an internal reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20110304194
    Abstract: A brush body of a toothbrush includes bristle bundles, each formed by a plurality of filaments. Each filament includes a core, which contains a conductive material, and an insulative sheath, which covers a side of the core. Each bristle bundle includes a basal portion at which basal ends of the cores are fused, solidified, and integrated with one another. The bristle bundle also includes a distal portion, which is formed by a distal end of each core. A ratio of the conductive material at the basal portion is equal to a ratio of the conductive material at the distal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Uchida, Masayoshi Nagayama
  • Patent number: D651319
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigehito Hara
  • Patent number: D651972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignees: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Fukano, Nobumichi Nishihama, Takeshi Osada, Takeshi Saito, Hiroki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: D651973
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignees: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Fukano, Nobumichi Nishihama, Takeshi Osada, Takeshi Saito, Hiroki Nakagawa