Patents Assigned to Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10764574
    Abstract: To provide an encoding method for reducing deterioration in encoding efficiency when encoding a video/an image by selecting one operation mode out of a number of operation modes. The encoding method includes: extracting one or more features from one or more reconstructed pixel groups; categorizing the one or more reconstructed pixel groups using the extracted one or more features and a first machine learning model; and performing an encoding process on a current block of image samples included in a current picture using a parameter set corresponding to a result of the categorizing, the parameter set being one of a plurality of predefined parameter sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han Boon Teo, Chong Soon Lim, Takahiro Nishi, Kengo Terada, Tadamasa Toma
  • Publication number: 20200270411
    Abstract: A prepreg includes a resin composition or a semi-cured product of the resin composition, and a glass cloth, wherein the resin composition contains a modified polyphenylene ether compound terminally modified with a substituent having an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond, and a crosslinkable curing agent having an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond in a molecule, a content of the modified polyphenylene ether compound is 40 to 90 mass % with respect to a total mass of the modified polyphenylene ether compound and the crosslinkable curing agent, a cured product of the resin composition has a relative permittivity of 2.6 to 3.8, the glass cloth has a relative permittivity of 4.7 or less and a dielectric loss tangent of 0.0033 or less, and a cured product of the prepreg has a relative permittivity of 2.7 to 3.8 and a dielectric loss tangent of 0.002 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki KITAI, Mikio SATO, Yasunori HOSHINO, Masashi KODA, Takayoshi OZEKI, Hiroaki FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20200275247
    Abstract: An electronic control unit includes: a first determination unit which determines whether a message received is an address claim message; a second determination unit which determines, when it is determined that the message received is an address claim message, whether a device name included in the address claim message received is a predetermined device name; and a third determination unit which performs a predefined determination process, when it is determined that the device name included in the address claim message received is the predetermined device name, and determine whether the address claim message received is an unauthorized message according to a result of the predefined determination process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru YOKOTA, Takayuki FUJII, Akihito TAKEUCHI, Kou ISHII, Minehisa NAGATA, Toshihisa NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200273325
    Abstract: A pedestrian terminal transmits a message including pedestrian information to a roadside machine from an ITS communicator. In a case where the message transmitted from the pedestrian terminal is received by an ITS communicator, the roadside machine accumulates the pedestrian information included in the message in a storage as passage history information and a controller generates path guidance information related to an evacuation path at a time of occurrence of a disaster based on the passage history information of the storage. Particularly, a care-needed person such as an aged person or a person frequently performing a dangerous behavior is detected, and the path guidance information for the person is generated. The message including the path guidance information is transmitted to the pedestrian terminal present nearby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi UENO, Hiroaki SUDO, Yoshiyuki OKUBO, Jun ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200272529
    Abstract: A receiving unit receives an execution request for an internal application from an external device. A determining unit determines whether the external device that has transmitted the execution request is set as a communication target of the internal application for which the execution request has been received. If it has been determined that the external device is set as the communication target, a verifying unit verifies a version of the external application executed in the external device. If the verified version is no earlier than a threshold, an execution controlling unit executes the internal application. If the verified version is older than the threshold, an informing unit issues a warning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta SUZUKI, Shingo SAKAMOTO, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Shunji TSUTSUMI
  • Publication number: 20200274133
    Abstract: A battery includes: a container that includes a first terminal electrically connected to a first electrode and a second terminal electrically connected to a second electrode, and accommodates the electrodes and an electrolyte: and a long first lead that is welded to the first terminal, and is used for electrically connecting the first terminal to an external apparatus. The first lead has a first welding mark in a welding portion to the first terminal. The first welding mark includes: a projecting curved first portion on a first side on which the first lead is electrically connected to the external apparatus; or a first portion that includes a linear portion extending in the width direction of the first lead, and curved portions curved from both ends of the linear portion toward a second side opposite to the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Masumura, Toshio Yamashitafuji
  • Publication number: 20200271282
    Abstract: A light-emitting element includes: a phosphor layer including phosphor (phosphor particles) of at least one type; a substrate which has a thermal conductivity higher than a thermal conductivity of the phosphor layer, the substrate having a principal surface above which the phosphor layer is disposed; and a joining part which is interposed between the phosphor layer and the substrate to join the phosphor layer and the substrate together with metal. An adhesion layer and a reflecting layer are interposed between the joining part and the phosphor layer, the adhesion layer being light-transmissive and on a principal surface of the phosphor layer which faces the substrate, the reflecting layer being on a principal surface of the adhesion layer which faces the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori AKETA, Nobuyuki MIYAGAWA, Hironori KAMI, Makoto SAITO, Toshihiko SATO
  • Publication number: 20200268309
    Abstract: In an information processing method, a computer acquires a sleep state of a person existing in space, acquires detection data output from a sensor that detects entry of an object into the space, performs a first determination to determine whether or not the sleep state changes to awakening within a predetermined time from a time point at which the object is estimated to enter the space based on the sleep state and the detection data, generates, in association with the sleep state before the time point, awakening information for determining possibility that the person is awakened by entry of the object in a case where the person is in the sleep state before the time point of entry based on a result of the first determination, and presents the awakening information associated with the sleep state via a presentation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro MICHIMORI, Hiroko SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10750673
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes first and second light sources arranged substantially linearly; and a light guide member having first and second light receiving portions, and a light emitting portion. The light receiving portions are configured to refract light from the first and second light sources toward the light emitting portion; and the light emitting portion is configured to refract light from the light receiving portions toward a space between the first and second light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Motoyama, Yuko Fukui, Hiroyasu Kubo
  • Patent number: 10752461
    Abstract: A line member connection device which applies an adhesive tape includes: a supply reel which supplies the adhesive tape; a cutter which cuts the adhesive tape drawn from the supply reel; and an intermediate roller via which the adhesive tape drawn from the supply reel is directed to the cutter, the intermediate roller being disposed between the supply reel and the cutter, wherein in cross section taken along a rotation axis of the intermediate roller, a surface of the first roller which supports the adhesive tape is shaped to have a straight section parallel to the rotation axis, and a first inclined section inclined relative to the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumichi Shimizu, Yoshihiro Owaki, Masaki Yoshida, Akihiro Yamamoto, Yu Kawai
  • Patent number: 10754118
    Abstract: A lens barrel 10 comprises a first lens group frame 29, a rotating shaft 30, a plurality of barrier vanes 23a to 26b, an annular barrier sliding frame 28, and an annular stationary frame 27. The plurality of barrier vanes 23a to 26b rotate around the rotating shaft 30, and switch between an open state of exposing the surface of a first lens L1 in an imaging state, and a closed state of covering the surface of the first lens L1 in a collapsed state. The annular barrier sliding frame 28 is disposed on the subject side of the first lens group frame 29, and rotates the plurality of barrier vanes 23a to 26b upon rotating relatively around the optical axis with respect to the first lens group frame 29. The stationary frame 27 is disposed between the plurality of barrier vanes 23a to 26b and the barrier sliding frame 28 and fixed with respect to the first lens group frame 29, and supports the plurality of barrier vanes 23 a to 26b from the opposite side from the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taku Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10751976
    Abstract: A resin-clad metal foil which enables a reduction in fluidity of a resin during molding and a reduction in extrusion of the resin while maintaining good adhesiveness, bendability, thermal resistance, and circuit filling property. A first insulating layer includes a polyimide resin layer, a polyamideimide resin layer, a liquid crystal polymer resin layer, a fluororesin layer, or a polyphenylene ether resin layer and a second insulating layer includes a polyolefin resin layer in a semi-cured state are disposed in this order on a metal foil. The polyolefin resin layer contains a component representing a polyolefin-based elastomer and a component representing a thermosetting resin. The percentage by mass of the component in the polyolefin resin layer ranges from 50 wt. % to 95 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., TOMOEGAWA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohsuke Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Esaki, Takayoshi Ozeki, Jun Tochihira, Ryu Harada
  • Patent number: 10755863
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes an anode body with a dielectric layer; a solid electrolyte layer; and an electrolytic solution. The solid electrolyte layer includes a ?-conjugated conductive polymer and an organic sulfonic acid. The electrolytic solution includes a solvent and an acid component, and the acid component includes a sulfuric acid. A concentration of the sulfuric acid in the electrolytic solution ranges from 2.9 ppm to 532 ppm, inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuji Aoyama, Yuichiro Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 10751833
    Abstract: A fiber coupling device includes a housing and a window provided in the housing. The fiber coupling device is configured to collectively guide plural laser beams to at least a first fiber, the plurality of laser beams each being emitted from a corresponding one of plural external laser light sources and entering through a laser beam inlet. The housing is configured such that the laser beams enter the housing from the laser beam inlet. The window is provided inside the housing and faces the laser beam inlet. The fiber coupling device is not required to detach when an optical axis is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Doukei Nagayasu, Hitoshi Nishimura, Makoto Ryudo, Jingbo Wang, Yoshiaki Takenaka, Kiyotaka Eizumi, Hideaki Yamaguchi, Ryo Ishikawa, Masatoshi Nishio
  • Patent number: 10754154
    Abstract: A display device includes an image forming unit, a projection unit, a main body, and a position correcting unit. The image forming unit includes a display surface and forms an image on the display surface. The projection unit projects a virtual image corresponding to an image on a target space by using output light from the image forming unit. The main body is equipped with an image forming unit and a projection unit. The position correcting unit changes a display position of a virtual image relative to the main body on the basis of an orientation signal representing an orientation of the main body. The position correcting unit includes a plurality of correcting units that change a display position of a virtual image by using different means. The position correcting unit selects at least one correcting unit from a plurality of correcting units in accordance with a frequency component of an orientation signal, and causes the selected correcting unit to change a display position of a virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken'ichi Kasazumi, Toshiya Mori, Kosuke Kubota, Masahito Ogata, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10756376
    Abstract: A hydrogen supply system includes: an electrochemical hydrogen pump including an electrolyte membrane, an anode and a cathode provided to a first and second main surfaces of the electrolyte membrane, respectively, an anode flow path and cathode flow path through which hydrogen flows, and a voltage applicator applying a voltage between the anode and cathode, pressurizing and sending hydrogen supplied to the anode via the anode flow path to the cathode by applying a voltage by the voltage applicator, and supplying the pressurized hydrogen in the cathode flow path to a hydrogen reservoir; a pressure adjuster adjusting a cathode flow path pressure; and a controller controlling the pressure adjuster and making the cathode flow path pressure higher than an anode flow path pressure before starting a hydrogen pressurization action for pressurizing and supplying hydrogen supplied to the anode flow path to the cathode flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidenobu Wakita, Kunihiro Ukai, Osamu Sakai, Yoichiro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10755865
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element; a bottomed case that houses the capacitor element; a sealing member that seals an opening of the bottomed case; a tab terminal connected to the capacitor element and penetrating through the sealing member; and a resin layer that covers at least part of a main surface of the sealing member, the main surface being disposed outside the bottomed case. The tab terminal includes a first portion containing a first metal and a second portion containing a second metal. The resin layer is in contact with the first portion and the second portion. Linear expansion coefficient ?1 of the first metal, linear expansion coefficient ?2 of the second metal, and linear expansion coefficient ?r of the resin layer satisfy a relation of ?1<?r<?2 or ?r<?1<?2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kubo, Yoshinori Takamuku, Doyu Hachisu
  • Patent number: 10757370
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus in an embodiment includes lens optical systems each including a lens whose surface closest to the target object is shaped to be convex toward the target object, imaging regions which respectively face the lens optical systems and output a photoelectrically converted signal corresponding to an amount of light transmitting the lens optical systems and received by the imaging regions, and a light-transmissive cover which covers an exposed portion of the lens of each of the lens optical systems and a portion between the lens of one of the lens optical systems and the lens of another one of the lens optical systems adjacent to the one of the lens optical systems, the cover having a curved portion which is convex toward the target object. The optical axes of the lens optical systems are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Imamura, Tsuguhiro Korenaga, Kunio Nobori, Takeo Azuma, Kazufumi Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 10751893
    Abstract: An outer blade for a hair cutting device, the outer blade being mounted to an end of a main body of the hair cutting device, includes bars that each have a shape of a rectangular stick and are arranged at predetermined intervals. The outer blade also includes, at a skin-surface-contact-side first face of each of the bars, an agent holding part configured to hold an agent that is a substance having a predetermined effect on a skin surface, the agent holding part being a surrounded recess heading from the skin-surface-contact-side first face of the bar toward an inner-blade-side second face of the bar. Thus, the agent such as foam or gel can be held by the agent holding part at the skin-surface-side face of the outer blade, and friction can be reduced between the outer blade and the skin surface by the agent held by the agent holding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoki Okura, Hiroaki Shimizu, Shintaro Matsuo, Shigetoshi Sakon, Hiroki Inoue
  • Patent number: D894044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanji Muto, Naoki Usui, Tsuyoshi Nishio