Patents Assigned to Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10726315
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an acquisition section configured to acquire first still image data obtained through imaging and having a brightness range defined in a first dynamic range and performance information indicating a printing performance of a printing device, a converter configured to convert the first still image data acquired by the acquisition section into second still image data defined in a second dynamic range having a smaller brightness range than the brightness range of the first dynamic range depending on the printing performance indicated by the performance information acquired by the acquisition section, and an output section configured to output the second still image data converted by the converter to the printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Masaya Yamamoto, Yasushi Uesaka, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10723361
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus includes a storage unit, a reception unit, a collation information generation unit, and a response unit. The storage unit stores a criterion for determining normality of a frame transmitted from a first electronic device. The reception unit receives the frame from a bus network. The collation information generation unit generates, when the reception unit receives a frame of a first identifier (ID) transmitted from the first electronic device, collation information which is information for collation with the criterion stored in the storage unit, based on the frame. The response unit transmits, when the reception unit receives a frame of a second ID transmitted from the second electronic device, information which is based on the criterion stored in the storage unit and the collation information generated by the collation information generation unit and which enables a check whether the first electronic device is valid, to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Imamoto, Jun Anzai, Masato Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10728464
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imager, an operator, and a controller. The operator sets an exposure correction value and a continuous shooting mode including a first continuous shooting mode and a second continuous shooting mode in which continuous shooting is performed at a higher speed than in the first continuous shooting mode. The controller is configured to determine whether the exposure correction value is within a predetermined range when the second continuous shooting mode is set in the operator. The controller is configured to perform the auto exposure control during continuous shooting operation in the second continuous shooting mode when determined that the exposure correction value is within the predetermined range. The controller is configured not to perform the auto exposure control during the continuous shooting operation in the second continuous shooting mode when determined that the exposure correction value is not within the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Hashigami, Kyosuke Osuka
  • Patent number: 10726845
    Abstract: A method for presenting a sound, a non-transitory recording medium, a sound presentation system, and a terminal apparatus capable of improving the comfort of a user are provided. A communication unit obtains an announcement sound announced from an utterer to a user in an airplane and a degree of importance of the announcement sound. Next, an in-flight broadcasting priority control unit determines, on the basis of the obtained degree of importance, whether to present the announcement sound to the user. If the in-flight broadcasting priority control unit determines that the announcement sound is to be presented to the user, an in-flight broadcasting control unit transmits the announcement sound to an entertainment terminal used by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Miura, Hikaru Usami
  • Patent number: 10728609
    Abstract: A receiving device of the present disclosure includes: a first processor that (i) receives a broadcast signal obtained by modulating multiplexed data including at least first multiplexed data in a first multiplexing format, out of the first multiplexed data and second multiplexed data in a second multiplexing format different from the first multiplexing format, (ii) demodulates the broadcast signal received, and (iii) outputs the multiplexed data obtained as a result of the demodulation; and a converter that (i) converts, into the second multiplexing format, a multiplexing format of the first multiplexed data included in the multiplexed data that has been output, and (ii) outputs converted data obtained as a result of the conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiho Nakazawa, Noritaka Iguchi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10725557
    Abstract: An input device is provided which includes: a first light source which emits light to cause a first design to be displayed on a display region: a second light source which emits light to cause a second design different from the first design to be displayed on the display region; a switch which receives an input from a user; and a control circuit which, according to the input received by the switch, (i) controls displaying of a design on the display region, by controlling a lighting state of the first light source and a lighting state of the second light source, and (ii) outputs a control signal corresponding to the input received by the switch, to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki Kontani
  • Patent number: 10727593
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna that can facilitate favorable communications even if no metal body is located near the antenna and even if the antenna is located within a metal body. An antenna is characterized in that the antenna comprises: a core (11) having a plane; a coil winding part (area B) of the plane about which a coil is wound; and no-coil winding parts (areas A, C) of the plane about which no coil is wound, wherein the coil winding part is sandwiched between the no-coil winding parts in the axial direction of the coil on the plane, and the width of the plane in the axial direction of the coil is equal to or greater than the width of the plane in the winding direction of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Masaaki Sano
  • Patent number: 10727756
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit module having less noise, and an inverter using the same. The circuit module 2 is provided with a circuit part 4, an input terminal part 5, an output terminal part 6, and a support 21. The circuit part 4 includes a conversion circuit, and a switch circuit. The output terminal part 6 includes a first output terminal 61 and a second output terminal 62 that are respectively electrically connected to a pair of output points of the circuit part 4. The arrangement of the output terminal part 6 on one surface of the support 21 is such that the first output terminal and the second output terminal are positioned around the circuit part 4 on the same side with respect to the circuit part 4, or the first output terminal and the second output terminal are adjacent to one another around the circuit part 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shusaku Goto, Yusuke Iwamatsu, Akira Yoshitake
  • Patent number: 10728504
    Abstract: A monitoring camera system includes a camera and a master device communicating with the camera and a mobile communication terminal having a display. The camera detects movement of a person at a first timing in an imaging area and transmits a predetermined notification to the master device at a second timing. The master device transmits an image request for requesting a first captured image captured at the first timing and a second captured image captured at the second timing to the camera, based on the predetermined notification from the camera. The camera transmits the first captured image and the second captured image in association with each other to the master device based on the image request transmitted from the master device. The master device transmits the first captured image and the second captured image in association with each other to the mobile communication terminal to be displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Wakeyama, Katsumi Komatsu, Takeshi Takahashi, Takahiro Hyakudome, Yoko Oie, Koji Yamaguchi, Noriaki Kido, Yasuhiro Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10723638
    Abstract: A liquid treatment device includes a rod-shaped first electrode; a plate-shaped second electrode configured from a metal containing copper or iron; and a treatment vessel in which introduced liquid swirls, and generates a gas phase in a swirl flow of the liquid. A plasma is generated by applying a pulse voltage to the generated gas phase, and a negative DC voltage is applied between the first electrode and the second electrode serving as a cathode and an anode, respectively. Under the applied negative voltage, the plate-like second electrode generates copper ions or iron ions, and the copper or iron ions undergo Fenton's reaction with the hydrogen peroxide generated by the plasma so that liquid can be efficiently treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Genichiro Matsuda, Takahiro Kitai, Gaku Miyake, Yoshio Yamada
  • Patent number: 10722841
    Abstract: A hydrogen supply system includes: a controller; and an electrochemical hydrogen pump including: an electrolyte membrane; a pair of electrodes provided on two surfaces of the electrolyte membrane; and a current adjuster adjusting a current flowing between the electrodes, the electrochemical hydrogen pump performs a hydrogen supply operation supplying pressure-boosted hydrogen to a hydrogen demander by allowing a current to flow between the electrodes by the current adjuster; and when a cumulative hydrogen supply amount which is supplied to the hydrogen demander from start to completion of the hydrogen supply operation to the hydrogen demander from the electrochemical hydrogen pump is smaller than a cumulative hydrogen supply amount in another hydrogen supply operation, the controller controls the current adjuster so that the current flowing between the electrodes is decreased to be smaller than that in the another hydrogen supply operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiro Ukai, Osamu Sakai, Atsuo Okaichi
  • Patent number: 10727505
    Abstract: A flow battery comprises: a first liquid containing a redox mediator; a first electrode; a first active material; and a first circulator that circulates the first liquid between the first electrode and the first active material. The redox mediator contains a triphenylamine derivative. The triphenylamine derivative includes at least one phenyl group having one or more substituents at one or more of positions 2, 4, and 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Honami Nariyama
  • Patent number: 10728525
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus: calculates, for each of pairs of images, based on the pairs of images and camera parameters, position information including information specifying a three-dimensional position of a measurement point with respect to a pair of pixels respectively included in the pair of images, and information specifying a position of each of the pair of pixels; performs, based on the position information and the camera parameters, weighted addition on the information specifying the three-dimensional position of the measurement point in each of the pair of images, with information using an effective baseline length or a viewing angle, with respect to the three-dimensional position, of a pair of the cameras corresponding to the pair of images; and outputs position information of the measurement point to which a weighted addition value is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Azuma, Nobuhiko Wakai, Kunio Nobori, Satoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10728508
    Abstract: A projection system projects an image corresponding to a shape of an object. The projection system includes a non-visible light projection unit, an imager, an image generation unit, and a visible-light projection unit. The non-visible light projection unit projects a predetermined non-visible light image with non-visible light having predetermined polarized light as a main component, onto the object and a background member that reflects the non-visible light while the background member maintains the predetermined polarized light. The imager images a non-visible light image reflected by the object and the background member while blocking the non-visible light of the predetermined polarized light, and generates imaged data. The image generation unit measures the shape of the object based on the imaged data, and generates image data according to a measurement result. The visible-light projection unit projects an image shown by the image data, onto the object with visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chiharu Tsubota, Kazuhiro Minami
  • Patent number: 10727506
    Abstract: A flow battery includes: a liquid including redox mediator; an electrode at least partially immersed in the liquid; a second electrode; an active material at least partially immersed in the liquid; and a circulator that circulates the liquid between the electrode and the active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10727490
    Abstract: A battery according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a first electrode layer, a first counter electrode layer being a counter electrode of the first electrode layer, a first solid electrolyte layer located between the first electrode layer and the first counter electrode layer, and a first heat-conducting layer including a first region containing a heat-conducting material. The first region is located between the first electrode layer and the first solid electrolyte layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Izuru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10725166
    Abstract: A radar apparatus includes: a transmission processor which transmits first wave signals from inside of the bumper toward outside, the transmission processor being provided inside of the bumper; a reception processor which receives an object-reflected wave signal that is a reflection of the first wave signals by a target in an area around the vehicle, a bumper-reflected wave signal that is a reflection of the first wave signals by the bumper, and a transmission and reception leak signal of the first wave signals and detects the target through the object-reflected wave signal; and a bumper determiner which detects a first reception level of a second wave signal including the bumper-reflected wave signal and the transmission and reception leak signal, compares the first reception level with a threshold, and determines the presence of a bad bumper state in a case where the first reception level is higher than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriaki Saito
  • Patent number: 10728440
    Abstract: The imaging apparatus of the present technique is provided with an imaging unit configured to generate an image signal from a subject; and an evaluation value calculator configured to calculate an evaluation value that indicates a degree of focusing on the subject from the image signal obtained by the imaging unit for each block, and to output the evaluation value. The imaging apparatus is further provided with a combining unit configured to generate a focus assist video image based on the focus evaluation value, output from the evaluation value calculator, of each block, to combine the generated assist video image with the image signal, and to output the assist video image combined with the image signal; and a display unit configured to display an image in which the assist video image combined by the combining unit is combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Kishida
  • Publication number: 20200232914
    Abstract: A substance detection device modulates a wavelength of first non-visible light and then emits the first non-visible light to the detection area in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction. The substance detection device receives second non-visible light obtained in a manner that the first non-visible light is reflected by a substance in the detection area The substance detection device generates a substance position image indicating a detection result of whether or not the substance is present in the detection area, based on wavelength characteristics of the second non-visible light, calculates a representative value indicating the detection result in one pixel for each of m×n pixels constituting one frame in the visible image and the substance position image, and displays a result obtained by superimposing the calculation result on a corresponding pixel in the visible image, in a monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiji HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20200235377
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material which predominantly includes lithium transition metal composite oxide particles containing Ni and Al, and which has a low charge transfer resistance and thus allows the battery capacity to be increased. The composite oxide particles contain 5 mol % or more Al relative to the total molar amount of metal elements except Li, include a particle core portion and an Al rich region on or near the surface of the composite oxide particle wherein the Al concentration in the particle core portion is not less than 3 mol % and the Al concentration in the Al rich region is 1.3 times or more greater than the Al concentration in the particle core portion. The composite oxide particles contain 0.04 mol % or more sulfate ions relative to the total molar amount of the particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaya Tochio, Takeshi Ogasawara