Patents Assigned to Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
  • Publication number: 20200330047
    Abstract: A method for predicting an arousal level used by a computer of an arousal level prediction apparatus that predicts an arousal level of a user is provided. The method includes obtaining current biological information regarding the user detected by a sensor, and calculating a current arousal level of the user based on the current biological information. The method further includes obtaining current environment information indicating a current environment around the user, and predicting a future arousal level, which is an arousal level a certain period of time later, based on the current arousal level and the current environment information. Based on the predicted future arousal level, the method further issues a notification to the user, or controls an operation of a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Koichi KUSUKAME, Shinichi SHIKII, Kazuki FUNASE
  • Publication number: 20200335137
    Abstract: A playback device reads out and plays contents from a recording medium. The playback device includes a first decoder that decodes a base video stream and an enhanced video stream, a second decoder that decodes encoded graphics data, and a first superimposer that superimposes the enhanced video information and stores enhanced high-luminance video information in a first video plain. The playback device also includes a first processor that converts color of a number of levels into a converted number of levels, a second superimposer that superimposes the decoded graphic data on the enhanced high-luminance video information, a second video plain storing the video information, and a second processor that converts color of a number of levels into a converted number of levels. The playback device further includes a third superimposer that superimposes the decoded graphic data on the high-luminance video information, and an outputter that outputs the superimposed result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAHATA, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Patent number: 10812793
    Abstract: An encoder includes memory and circuitry. The circuitry, using the memory, (i) selects a mode from among a plurality of modes each for deriving a motion vector, and derives a motion vector for a current block via the selected mode, and (ii) performs inter prediction encoding on the current block, using the derived motion vector, via one of a skip mode and a non-skip mode different from the skip mode. The plurality of modes include a plurality of first modes each for predicting the motion vector for the current block based on an encoded block neighboring the current block without encoding information indicating a motion vector into a stream. When a second mode included in the plurality of first modes is selected, the current block is encoded via the non-skip mode regardless of presence or absence of a residual coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh
  • Patent number: 10813164
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for operating a Discontinuous Reception, DRX, function at a user equipment. The UE is configured with at least one licensed cell and at least one unlicensed cell and operates the DRX function. The UE receives, from a radio base station, a DRX-active instruction to be in DRX Active Time at least on the unlicensed cell until receiving the next downlink control information related to a downlink data transmission to be received via the unlicensed cell. Correspondingly, in response to the received DRX-active instruction, the UE is in DRX Active Time at least on the unlicensed cell, comprising continuously monitoring a downlink control channel for downlink control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Joachim Loehr, Prateek Basu Mallick, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10809068
    Abstract: An orientation identification method for identifying an orientation of a device installed by being mounted on a moving body includes: obtaining a certain amount of acceleration in three mutually orthogonal directions detected by an acceleration sensor included in the device; and identifying the orientation of the device expressed in a coordinate system from acceleration data indicating the certain amount of acceleration obtained in the obtaining, according to movement characteristics indicated by statistics of acceleration during movement of the moving body expressed in the coordinate system, the coordinate system including a gravitational acceleration direction as an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Junichi Imoto, Yukie Shoda, Toru Tanigawa, Yusuke Tsukamoto, Seiya Imomoto
  • Patent number: 10810786
    Abstract: A three-dimensional data creation method includes: creating first three-dimensional data from information detected by a sensor; receiving encoded three-dimensional data that is obtained by encoding second three-dimensional data; decoding the received encoded three-dimensional data to obtain the second three-dimensional data; and merging the first three-dimensional data with the second three-dimensional data to create third three-dimensional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toru Matsunobu, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Toshiyasu Sugio, Satoshi Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Koyama
  • Patent number: 10810520
    Abstract: A task generation method includes: receiving worker information from equipment of a worker over a network, the worker information including attribute information regarding a personal attribute of the worker; calculating degrees of association between each of pieces of analysis information resulting from analysis of pieces of data stored in a storage device connected to a computer and the worker information; extracting a piece of data to be subjected to task processing the worker is requested to perform from the pieces of data as specific data, based on the degrees of association; and generating a request task that is a task for making, to the equipment of the worker, a request for performing task processing for giving label information to the extracted specific data by using the equipment of the worker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yasunori Ishii, Sotaro Tsukizawa, Masaki Takahashi, Reiko Hagawa
  • Patent number: 10810751
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: an image capture sensor configured to perform imaging by employing a rolling shutter method; a stand configured to move the image capture sensor; a processor; and a memory. A first still image is obtained by using the image capture sensor while the image capture sensor is moved by the stand at a first constant speed. A second still image is obtained by using the image capture sensor while the image capture sensor is moved by the stand at a second constant speed or is remained stationary. Inclination information, which indicates an inclination difference between an image of an object in the first still image and an image of the object in the second still image, is specified. Distance information, which indicates a distance, is generated by using the specified inclination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Yohei Nakata
  • Patent number: 10809748
    Abstract: A cloud server (104) receives environmental information of respective installation sites of a plurality of appliances (101a, 101b, 101c, 102a, 102b) via a network (1000), and determines one or more appliances that are installed in a same room among the plurality of appliances (101a, 101b, 101c, 102a, 102b), based on the received environmental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Koichi Kusukame, Kazuki Funase, Tetsuji Fuchikami
  • Patent number: 10812827
    Abstract: An encoder includes circuitry and memory. The circuitry, using the memory: prohibits a first splitting method when arrangement and shapes of blocks obtained by splitting a first block multiple times by the first splitting method are identical to arrangement and shapes of blocks obtained by splitting the first block multiple times by a second splitting method different from the first splitting method, and when scan order of the blocks obtained by the first splitting method is identical to scan order of the blocks obtained by the second splitting method; and encodes the first block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh
  • Publication number: 20200329332
    Abstract: A method of generating binaural headphone playback signals given multiple audio source signals with an associated metadata and binaural room impulse response (BRIR) database is provided, wherein the audio source signals can be channel-based, object-based, or a mixture of both signals. The method includes grouping the audio source signals according to positions of the audio sources, parameterizing BRIR to be used for rendering, and dividing each audio source signal to be rendered into a number of blocks and frames. The method also includes averaging the parameterized BRIR sequences, downmixing the divided audio source signals using the diffuse blocks of BRIRs, and performing late reverberation processing on the downmixed version of the previous blocks of the audio source signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki EHARA, Kai WU, Sua Hong NEO
  • Publication number: 20200327894
    Abstract: A speaker recognizing method includes acquiring subject identification information that is identification information of an authentic person who the subject speaker claims to be, calculating a first feature value representing a feature value of the subject voice signal, selecting a group including pieces of the voice information associated with the subject identification information, from the first database, calculating degrees of similarity between the pieces of the voice information included in the selected group and the first feature value and a subject degree of similarity representing a degree of similarity between the voice information associated with the subject identification information, the voice information being stored in the second database, and the first feature value, calculating a rank of the subject degree of similarity in the calculated degrees of similarity, and when the rank is smaller than a given first rank, determining the subject speaker to be the authentic person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Misaki DOI
  • Patent number: 10801733
    Abstract: A heating power control system includes a storage that stores cooking information including a cooking process being executed using a cooking appliance, a receiver that receives detection information indicating an absence or a presence of a user of the cooking appliance, and a controller that determines whether or not the user is absent for a predetermined period of time based on the detection information, determines, based on the cooking information, whether or not the cooking process is a heating process when the user is determined to be absent for the predetermined period of time, determines, based on the cooking information, a control method of controlling heating power of the cooking appliance when the cooking process is determined to be a heating process, and controls the heating power of the cooking appliance by the control method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Aso, Masao Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10802694
    Abstract: A control method of the present disclosure causes a computer of an information apparatus to: display an operation icon on a display screen of the information apparatus, the operation icon causing an operation screen for an electric curtain device to be displayed; display the operation screen for the electric curtain device when selection of the operation icon is sensed, the operation screen including a curtain image representing a curtain of the electric curtain device; and when a pinch-out operation is sensed on the operation screen, output to a network a first open control command for opening the curtain of the electric curtain device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sasaki, Eiichi Naito
  • Patent number: 10805858
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a relay UE for relaying protocol data units between a remote UE and a radio base station. A control packet is received by the relay UE from the remote UE via a first sidelink bearer, comprising a priority indication associated with protocol data units transmitted by the remote user equipment via the first sidelink bearer. The relay UE stores an association between the priority indication and a radio bearer used by the relay UE to relay the protocol data packets. The relay UE determines, based on the stored association, the priority according to which a protocol data unit, received from the base station via the first radio bearer, should be transmitted to the remote UE, and relays the received protocol data unit to the remote user equipment using a second sidelink bearer that corresponds to the determined priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Joachim Loehr, Prateek Basu Mallick, Takako Hori
  • Patent number: 10803901
    Abstract: A playback method and a playback device for playing a system stream file are provided. The playback method uses the playback device having one or more memories and circuitry to play the system stream file. The playback method includes reading the system stream file and identifying whether the system stream file to be played back is a first system stream file having a first file format or a second system stream file having a second file format. If the system stream file to be played back is the first system stream file, the method further includes converting a file format of the system stream file that has been read out from the first file format into the second file format. The playback method further includes decoding the system stream file having the second file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yahata
  • Publication number: 20200322520
    Abstract: The method includes obtaining, using a face camera of a smart phone, identification information from a ceiling light of a facility with visible light communication, and obtaining location information of the ceiling light related to the identification information. The method also includes displaying a location related to the location information of the ceiling light on a map of the facility on a display of the smart phone. The smart phone is set on a cart in a state that the face camera is directed to a ceiling of the facility on which the ceiling light is attached, and the face camera is a CMOS sensor and the CMOS sensor is used only for the visible light communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10797845
    Abstract: Provided are wireless communication methods, an eNB and a UE. A wireless communication method performed by the eNB includes transmitting repetitions of control channel(s) in a control region to a first UE in a coverage enhancement level, wherein the control region includes multiple sub-regions each of which can be used to transmit repetitions of one control channel; possible sub-region(s) allocated from the multiple sub-regions for transmitting one control channel to the first UE in the coverage enhancement level start from the same subframe; and the possible sub-region(s) for the first UE in the specific coverage enhancement level constitute a subset of a set of available sub-regions for the coverage enhancement level in the eNB's perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Chi Gao, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10798117
    Abstract: An anomaly detection server is provided. The anomaly detection server is a server for counteracting an anomalous frame transmitted on an on-board network of a single vehicle. The anomaly detection server acquires information about multiple frames received on one or multiple on-board networks of one or multiple vehicles, including the single vehicle. The anomaly detection server, acting as an assessment unit that, based on the information about the multiple frames and information about a frame received on the on-board network of the single vehicle after the acquisition of the information about the multiple frames, assesses an anomaly level of the frame received on the on-board network of the single vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Haga, Hideki Matsushima, Manabu Maeda, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Takeshi Kishikawa, Junichi Tsurumi, Jun Anzai
  • Patent number: 10798737
    Abstract: The invention relates to transmitting and receiving data in subframes of a wireless communication system. It includes at the user equipment receiving an uplink grant for transmitting data on predetermined resources of an uplink carrier; detecting by carrier sensing whether or not the predetermined resources are available for transmission; and if the predetermined resources are detected to be available for transmission, transmitting data in the predetermined resources and transmitting a transmission confirmation indication indicating that the data has been transmitted. At the receiving side, the transmission confirmation indication is transmitted and based on, the received data is handled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Joachim Loehr, Michael Einhaus, Sujuan Feng, Prateek Basu Mallick