Panasonic Patents

Panasonic Corporation manufactures and sells electronic and electric products. Its products include audiovisual equipment (such as flat-panel televisions, Blu-ray recorders, digital cameras, PCs projectors and in-flight entertainment systems), home appliances (such as cooking, beauty, cooling and heating equipment), systems and communications products (such as mobile phones and surveillance and security cameras). Panasonic also offers lighting, automotive systems (such as car navigation systems) and industrial devices (such as electronic components, electronic materials, semiconductors and optical devices).

Panasonic Patents by Type
  • Patent number: 11006560
    Abstract: A component mounting device configured to mount an axial component on a substrate, comprising: a movable forming-die; a fixed forming-die; a mounting head; and a distance adjustment portion, wherein the distance adjustment portion makes an adjustment such that when the movable forming-die delivers the axial component to the mounting head the distance between the claws is larger than a distance of the fixed forming-die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Watanabe, Dai Yokoyama, Shigeki Imafuku, Yosuke Nagasawa, Satoshi Matsuoka, Kazuo Nagae
  • Patent number: 11006461
    Abstract: An communication apparatus of the present disclosure comprises a receiver that receives a Trigger frame for allocating resource units (RUs) for random access and another frame including Random Access parameter element that comprises a first field indicating an OFDMA contention window (OCW) minimum value (OCWmin) and a second field indicating an OCW maximum value (OCWmax); and control circuitry that controls Uplink OFDMA-based Random Access (UORA) procedure using the OCWmin and the OCWmax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Rojan Chitrakar, Yoshio Urabe, Isamu Yoshii
  • Patent number: 11001281
    Abstract: A train communication system is configured to perform wireless communication between two cars coupled to each other by using low power radio. The train communication system includes: a first device disposed on one coupling surface of two coupling surfaces facing each other between two cars; a second device disposed on the one coupling surface; a third device disposed on another coupling surface of the two coupling surfaces; and a fourth device disposed on the other coupling surface. The first device and the third device are disposed to face each other. The second device and the fourth device are disposed to face each other. When no wireless connections are established among the first device, the second device, the third device, and the fourth device, the first to fourth devices each perform at least one of switching of communication channels used for wireless communication among the first to fourth devices and switching of a master device or a slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuji Maeda, Nobuhiko Arashin
  • Patent number: 11003220
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a housing having conductivity, an electronic component includes an outer shell having conductivity, and an electrically conductive elastic member. The electrically conductive elastic member has conductivity and elasticity and is disposed between the outer shell of the electronic component and a predetermined inner surface of the housing. A pair of ribs stand on the predetermined inner surface. The electrically conductive elastic member is disposed between the pair of the ribs. The ribs have facing side surfaces facing each other, each of the facing side surfaces has an inclined surface in such a way that each of the facing side surfaces and the predetermined inner surface is in continuous contact with a corresponding part of an outer surface of the electrically conductive elastic member that is compressed, each of the facing side surfaces and the predetermined inner surface facing the corresponding part of the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masato Tobinaga
  • Patent number: 11006081
    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: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihiro Imamura, Tsuguhiro Korenaga, Kunio Nobori, Takeo Azuma, Kazufumi Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 11002670
    Abstract: A first beam source radiates, as a reference beam, 905 nm of near infrared beam having a characteristic in which light tends not to be absorbed in water toward a leaf of a plant. A second beam source radiates, as a measuring beam, 1550 nm of near infrared beam having a characteristic in which light tends to be absorbed in water toward the leaf of the plant. A threshold level setter/water content index detector calculates a water content index of one leaf which is a total sum ? Ln (I905/I1550) of the reflection intensity ratio. A controller displays a graph representing the time-serial change of the water content contained in the plant from the start to the end of the measurement period on a UI screen of a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujiyama, Yuuji Terashima
  • Patent number: 11001753
    Abstract: A phosphor comprises a crystal phase that has a chemical composition of (Y1-x-y,Cex,Lay)?Si?-zAlzN?O, where the ? satisfies 5.5???6.5, the ? satisfies 9.5???12.5, the ? satisfies 17.5???22.5, the x satisfies 0<x?0.1, the y satisfies 0?y?0.4, and the z satisfies 0?z?0.5. A light emission spectrum of the phosphor includes a peak within a wavelength range of not less than 600 nm and not more than 660 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Nitta, Nobuaki Nagao
  • Patent number: 11006541
    Abstract: A housing is formed by bending a metal plate including a molded plastic part. The molded plastic part includes a perimeter portion formed along an outer peripheral edge of the metal plate, and a bent part formed in a bending area in which the metal plate is bent. The bent part is provided with a notch formed along the bending area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitsugu Hatori, Tomoya Okuzumi
  • Patent number: 11002561
    Abstract: Gas meter and center device are included. Gas meter is installed in a residence or the like of each customer, and includes flow rate measurer. Center device collects information obtained by gas meter. In addition, center device manages positional information indicating a position of gas meter, and displays information including a result of analyzing information obtained from gas meter, together with the position of gas meter on a map. By employing this configuration, the information obtained from gas meter is collected by center device, and information based on collected data is displayed on a map on which gas meter is positioned. This enables the information obtained from gas meter to be visually reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Kawauchi, Yoshikuni Tamura, Nobuaki Murabayashi, Tadanori Shirasawa
  • Patent number: 11002849
    Abstract: A driving lane detection device of the present disclosure includes: an object detector, a vehicle detector, and a driving lane detector. The object detector generates object data relating to a distance and direction from the vehicle to an object and a movement direction of the object based on one or more reflection waves that are a radar signal transmitted by a radar device and reflected by the one or more object. The vehicle detector detects each object as at least one of a parallel-running vehicle running in a same direction as the vehicle or an oncoming vehicle running in an opposite direction to the vehicle, based on the object data. The driving lane detector detects a driving lane based on the distance and direction from the vehicle to at least one of the detected parallel-running and the detected oncoming vehicles and lane information on at least one of lane widths and a number of lanes of a road on which the vehicle is running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohito Mukai, Tomohiro Yui, Yoshinao Kawai
  • Patent number: 11006057
    Abstract: An imaging device including a pixel including: a photoelectric converter including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a first photoelectric conversion layer, the first photoelectric conversion layer generating signal charge, and a transistor having a gate coupled to the first electrode, the transistor outputting a signal corresponding to an amount of the signal charge collected by the first electrode. The imaging device further includes voltage supply circuitry coupled to the second electrode, which, in each of consecutive frame periods, supplies a first voltage two or more times to form exposure periods in which the first signal charge is collected by the first electrode, supplies a second voltage one or more times to form non-exposure periods that separate the exposure periods from each other, and supplies a third voltage in a period when the transistor outputs the signal, and the third voltage is the same between the consecutive frame periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuo Miyake
  • Patent number: 11003925
    Abstract: An event prediction system includes an accumulation unit and a generator. The accumulation unit accumulates a plurality of pieces of learning data each including history information representing a situation of a mobile object upon occurrence of an event associated with driving of the mobile object. The generator generates a prediction model for prediction of relative coordinates of an occurrence place of the event relative to the mobile object by using the plurality of pieces of learning data. Each of the plurality of pieces of learning data further includes label information representing the relative coordinates of the occurrence place of the event relative to the mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei Hayashi, Toshiya Mori, Tadashi Shibata, Nobuyuki Nakano, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11003340
    Abstract: A display device includes a display part, a storage stores original image data of an original image, a detector detects a touch operation being performed on a screen of the display part, and outputs touch position information indicating a touch position, and a controller displays a base image by resizing the original image according to a display resolution of the display part on the display part. When the touch operation is detected, the controller determines an enlargement target area that is a part of area on the base image including a position corresponding to the touch position, resizes and cuts an area on the original image to generate a partial enlarged image in which the enlargement target area is enlarged, the area corresponding to the enlarged target area, and display the base image and the partial enlarged image which is displayed over a part of the base image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kawashima, Kenji Fujiune
  • Patent number: 11005522
    Abstract: In the present invention, regarding a narrowband used in a subframe for transmitting uplink data, if a switch is made from a first narrowband used in a first subframe to a second narrowband that is different from the first narrowband, with respect to a second subframe continuing to the first subframe, a final one symbol of the first subframe and an initial one symbol of the second subframe are punctured and set as a retuning time to transmit the uplink data in the first narrowband and the second narrowband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Ayako Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 11004424
    Abstract: An image display system includes a display unit displaying an image, a projection unit projecting in a target space a virtual image corresponding to the image with an output light of the display unit, a body unit provided thereto the display unit and the projection unit, and an image producing unit including a first correction unit and a second correction unit. The first correction unit performs a first correction processing of correcting, based on a first orientation signal indicative of a first orientation change of the body unit, a display position of the virtual image in the target space. The second correction unit performs a second correction processing of correcting, based on a second orientation signal indicative of a second orientation change of the body unit which is faster than the first orientation change, the display position of the virtual image in the target space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanaga Tsuji, Toshiya Mori, Ken'ichi Kasazumi, Yoshiteru Mino, Tadashi Shibata, Nobuyuki Nakano, Akira Tanaka, Shohei Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11005119
    Abstract: In an electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, having nanofiber unwoven cloth buried in an electrolyte resin, the nanofiber unwoven cloth is disposed being exposed only from one face of the electrolyte membrane. The fuel cell includes a MEA having an anode electrode disposed on one face of the electrolyte membrane and having a cathode electrode disposed on the other face thereof, and a pair of separators holding the MEA by sandwiching the MEA therebetween. Thereby, the electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, the manufacturing method of the electrolyte membrane, and the fuel cell are provided with which the electric power generation property and productivity are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kojima, Masahiro Mori, Shinya Kikuzumi, Yasuhiro Ueyama, Yasushi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11003154
    Abstract: A motor control system includes motor control devices and a controller. The controller generates and transmits a communication signal including an operation command to the respective motor control devices. The motor control devices include two motor control devices in a first group, each of which includes a data transceiver, a motor controller, a corrector, and a synchronous timing generator, and a motor control device in a second group. The data transceiver receives an operation command issued to the motor control device, and receives operation information in the motor control device in the second group. Based on the operation command, the motor controller generates a torque command signal. The corrector generates a torque correction signal based on the operation information, and corrects the torque command signal. The synchronous timing generator generates a timing signal that matches pieces of process timing of the motor controllers in the first group with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGENENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsutaka Okura, Akinobu Tomita, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yoshiaki Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 11005296
    Abstract: An electrode unit is used in a power transmitting device or a power receiving device of a wireless power transmission system based on an electric field coupling method. The electrode unit includes: a first electrode to which a first voltage is applied when power is transferred; a second electrode to which a second voltage antiphase to the first voltage is applied when power is transferred; and a third electrode spaced apart from the first and second electrodes, the third electrode having a third voltage whose amplitude is less than amplitudes of the first and second voltages when power is transferred. The first and second electrodes are arranged along an electrode installation plane. At least a portion of the third electrode does not overlap the first and second electrodes as viewed from a direction perpendicular to the electrode installation plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kanno
  • Patent number: 11005104
    Abstract: A battery includes a unit cell including an electrode layer and a counter electrode layer; a first current collector disposed on a side of the electrode layer opposite to the counter electrode layer and electrically connected to the electrode layer; a first solid electrolyte layer disposed in contact with a lateral side of the unit cell; and a first copper sulfide layer containing copper sulfide. The first current collector contains copper. The first copper sulfide layer is disposed between the first current collector and the first solid electrolyte layer and in contact with the first current collector and the first solid electrolyte layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiichi Koga
  • Patent number: 11005096
    Abstract: A positive electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a positive electrode current collector mainly composed of aluminum (Al), a protective layer disposed on the positive electrode current collector, and a positive electrode mixture layer containing a lithium-containing transition metal oxide and disposed on the protective layer. The protective layer has a thickness of 1 to 5 ?m and contains an electroconductive material and an inorganic compound having an oxidation power lower than that of the lithium-containing transition metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki Shiozaki, Kazuki Endo, Yasunari Sugita
  • Patent number: 11005099
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode active material includes lithium nickel complex oxide, and the lithium nickel oxide has a layered rock-salt structure and is represented by a composition formula of LixNiyMzO2 (where M is at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of Co, Al, Mg, Ca, Cr, Zr, Mo, Si, Ti, and Fe, and x, y, and z satisfy 0.95?x?1.05, 0.8?y?1, 0?z?0.2, and y+z=1). A half width n of a (104) diffraction peak in an X-ray diffraction pattern is 0.13° or less, and the content of the positive electrode active material with a particle size of 3.41 ?m or less is 2 volume % or less based on a total amount of the positive electrode active material contained in the positive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoharu Saitou, Yoshinori Aoki, Takeshi Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 11005225
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a docking cradle assembly for holding a computing device as disclosed herein. The docking cradle assembly comprises a cradle housing; a cover including an opening; and a connector assembly supported by the cover and having a connector positioned within the opening, the connector being rotatable between a first position, a second position substantially perpendicular to the first position, and a subset of positions each between the first and second positions and angularly displaced from the first position, wherein the cover is mountable to a first mounting surface and a second mounting surface angularly displaced from the first mounting surface by rotating the connector to a position suitable for the selected mounting surface in which the connector is inaccessible after the cover is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi Yamamoto, Andrew Barnes, David E. Diaz
  • Patent number: 11005090
    Abstract: This non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided with: a wound electrode body which comprises a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator, and wherein the positive electrode and the negative electrode are wound into a roll, with the separator being interposed therebetween; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode comprises a negative electrode collector and a negative electrode mixture layer that is formed on the negative electrode collector. The negative electrode mixture layer contains graphite, a carbon material that has a BET specific surface area of 10 m2/g or more, said BET specific surface area being larger than that of the graphite, and a hydrophobic binder. The coverage of the particle surfaces of the carbon material by the binder is higher than the coverage of the particle surfaces of the graphite by the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouhei Tuduki, Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 11006110
    Abstract: An encoder determines a filter to be used for deblocking filtering from among a plurality of filters including a first filter and a second filter. The first filter uses M pixels located at an upper side of the block boundary and M pixels located at a lower side of the block boundary, and the second filter uses first pixels located at the upper side of the block boundary and second pixels located at the lower side of the block boundary, where M is an integer of at least 2. The number of the first pixels is any one of a plurality of first candidate values, and the number of the second pixels is any one of a plurality of second candidate values. The plurality of first pixel candidate values and the plurality of second pixel candidate values are each a value greater than or equal to M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Ryuichi Kanoh, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Kiyofumi Abe
  • Patent number: 11005543
    Abstract: This invention is a transmission device capable of enhancing the reception characteristics of a terminal when employing transmit diversity using two antenna ports in an ePDCCH. In a base station (100) that transmits a reference signal to a terminal (200) using two antenna ports, a setting unit (102), on the basis of the reception quality of the terminal, sets as the aforementioned two antenna ports either a first antenna port pair for which DMRS (reference signals) do not undergo mutual code multiplexing, or a second antenna port pair for which the DMRS do undergo code multiplexing. A transmitter (109) transmits the DMRS from the two antenna ports set in the setting unit (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tadashi Yoshida, Ayako Horiuchi, Takashi Iwai, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Akihiko Nishio
  • Patent number: 11005638
    Abstract: There are provided an apparatus, a method and a system. The apparatus comprises: a transmitter operative to transmit wireless data or signals to a second node; and a circuitry operative to determine whether one or more reserved periods are reserved between two continuous data or signals transmitted by the transmitter based on a length of configured transmission time intervals (TTIs), wherein the circuitry is further operative to: determine the one or more reserved periods are reserved between two continuous data or signals in a case that the length of configured TTI is shorter than or equal to a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Ayako Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 11005608
    Abstract: Provided are wireless communication methods, a UE and an eNB. The wireless communication method performed by a UE includes transmitting transport block repetitions to an eNB, wherein one HARQ process includes multiple repetition sets of a transport block if one repetition set of the transport block is not enough for the eNB to successfully decode the transport block, each of the multiple repetition sets includes multiple repetitions of the transport block, each of the multiple repetition sets is followed by a feedback channel to indicate whether the transport block is successfully decoded by the eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Chi Gao, Li Wang, Masayuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 11005607
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transmitting device for performing an initial and one or more retransmissions of data via a sidelink interface. A receiver and processor perform a resource sensing procedure to acquire information about radio resources usable for the device to transmit data at a later point in time. The processor performs an autonomous radio resource allocation to select time frequency radio resources within a transmission window to be used for performing a first transmission of the data, based on information acquired by the resource sensing procedure. The processor determines a data transmission timing pattern, that indicates a transmission timing for performing one or more transmissions of data. A transmitter performs the first data transmission using the selected time-frequency radio resources and performs the data retransmissions at the transmission timing defined by the determined data transmission timing pattern with respect to the first data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Prateek Basu Mallick, Joachim Loehr, Sujuan Feng
  • Publication number: 20210135229
    Abstract: A positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector based on aluminum, a positive electrode mixture layer disposed on the positive electrode current collector and including a lithium transition metal oxide, and a protective layer disposed between the positive electrode current collector and the positive electrode mixture layer. The protective layer includes inorganic particles, a conductive agent and a binder, the inorganic particles being a major component of the protective layer. The protective layer includes a first region disposed on the positive electrode current collector over substantially the entirety of a section covered with the positive electrode mixture layer, and a second region disposed on the positive electrode current collector so as to extend from a periphery of the positive electrode mixture layer. The weight per unit area of the second region is not less than 1.5 times the weight per unit area of the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuki Endo
  • Publication number: 20210133309
    Abstract: A misuse detection method used in an electronic control unit in a vehicle network system including multiple electronic control units that communicate with one another through networks. The misuse detection method includes receiving a target data frame at one time point, and receiving a reference data frame at another time point different than the one time point. The misuse detection method further includes performing, as misuse detection for the target data frame based on a certain rule specifying a reception interval between the one time point at which the target data frame is received and the other time point at which the reference data frame is received, and determining the target data frame received is for misuse based on a length of the reception interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Manabu MAEDA, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Hiroshi AMANO, Toshihisa NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20210127977
    Abstract: A 3 MOS camera includes a first prism that has a first reflection film which reflects IR light that causes a first image sensor to receive the IR light, a second prism that has a second reflection film which reflects A % (A: a predetermined real number) visible light and that causes a second image sensor to receive the A % visible light, a third prism that causes a third image sensor to receive a (100?A) % visible light, and a video signal processor that combines a first video signal, a second video signal, and a third video signal of an observation part. The video signal processor performs pixel shifting on one of the second video signal and the third video signal having substantially same brightness to generate a fourth video signal and outputs a video signal obtained by combining the fourth video signal and the first video signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji KINIWA, Yota HASHIMOTO, Yuuichi TAKENAGA
  • Publication number: 20210135214
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to a configuration includes a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing nickel (Ni) in an amount of greater than or equal to 80 mol %, in which boron (B) is present at least on a particle surface of the lithium-transition metal composite oxide. In the lithium-transition metal composite oxide, when particles having a larger particle size than a volume-based 70% particle size (D70) are first particles and particles having a smaller particle size than a volume-based 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the second particle is larger than a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the first particle by 5% or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Publication number: 20210135277
    Abstract: An aqueous rechargeable battery includes: a positive electrode including a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer provided on a surface of the positive electrode current collector; a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer provided on a surface of the negative electrode current collector; and an aqueous electrolyte solution containing a lithium salt and water. The positive electrode active material layer contains one or more positive electrode active materials and one or more lithium ion-conducting solid electrolytes; and the positive electrode active materials include a lithium transition metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Hojo, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Kenji Matsubara, Hiroshi Kawada, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20210134540
    Abstract: An input device includes: a substrate; a first detection electrode that detects input to the input device; a light emitter that emits light when the input is performed; a body plate disposed on the front surface side of the substrate and through which the light is transmitted; and a light guide including an incident surface from which the light enters and a light exit surface from which the light entered from the incident surface exits. A design portion that is light transmissive is disposed on an opposite side of the body plate to the substrate. A penetration hole penetrates through the substrate at a position opposite the design portion. The light guide is disposed in the penetration hole with the incident surface oriented facing a light emitting surface of the light emitter and the light exit surface oriented facing the design portion with the body plate interposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Go NAKATANI, Hideaki ETO
  • Publication number: 20210135211
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries which allows the capacity of nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries to be increased and offers a smaller decrease in charge discharge cycle characteristics, and to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having such a positive electrode active material. A positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries according to the present invention includes a composite oxide containing Li, Ni, Co, Al, W and additive elements M, the proportion of Ni in the composite oxide being not less than 80 mol % relative to the total number of moles of the metal elements except Li, the additive elements M including at least either of an alkaline earth metal element and an alkali metal element except Li, and a tetravalent or higher valent element, the average valence of the additive elements M being not less than 3.6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoharu Saitou, Takeshi Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20210135210
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries includes: secondary particles composed of aggregated primary particles of a lithium composite oxide containing Ni: a rare earth compound attached to the surfaces of the secondary particles; a tungsten compound attached to the surfaces of the secondary particles: and lithium carbonate attached to the surfaces of the primary particles inside the secondary particles. The rate of Ni in the lithium composite oxide containing Ni with respect to the total number of moles of metal elements other than lithium in the lithium composite oxide containing Ni is 80 percent by mole or more, and the content of the lithium carbonate with respect to the total mass of the lithium composite oxide containing Ni is 0.3 percent by mass or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kawakita, Takeshi Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20210131799
    Abstract: Projection device switches and projects a plurality of types of pattern images in a unit of projection frame. Imaging device images object to which the pattern image is projected and generates image data. Measurement device discriminates whether each imaging frame is a key frame of the image data obtained by capturing one of the pattern images or a blended frame of the image data obtained by capturing a plurality of the pattern images switched during an exposure period of one frame, and performs measurement based on a space coding method by using at least the image data of the key frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki NAKAMURA, Ryuji FUCHIKAMI
  • Publication number: 20210129755
    Abstract: A display system includes: a display that emits light corresponding to image information; a half mirror that receives the light emitted, reflects, as reflected light, a first component of the light received, and transmits a second component different from the first component; and a first reflecting mirror having a concave surface that receives and reflects the reflected light toward the half mirror. The half mirror includes a first retardation film, a first support substrate, and a reflective polarizing film stacked in this order from a side on which the light emitted is received. The first retardation film changes a phase of the light received. The first support substrate is light-transmissive. The reflective polarizing film reflects a first polarized component and transmits a second polarized component different from the first polarized component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihiro IMAMURA, Kenji NAGATOMI, Hirofumi HOSHIDA, Michihiro YAMAGATA, Keiichi MATSUZAKI, Shoji SO
  • Publication number: 20210129008
    Abstract: A motional state of a player in a video displaying the player in motion is easily determined. This player state display system includes a display device which displays a player video that includes information related to a motional state of the player. A processor generates, based on information that is obtained from an analysis video obtained by capturing the player in motion, a player state display image obtained by visualizing a movement zone corresponding to at least one predetermined motion of the player, and generates, as the player video, a video obtained by superimposing the player state display image on the video including the player in motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junko UEDA
  • Publication number: 20210134021
    Abstract: A display system for displaying a sound source includes a microphone array configured to pick up a sound of the sound source, a display device a memory that stores instructions, and a processor that, when executing the instructions stored in the memory, performs a process. The process includes: processing a signal of the sound of the sound source picked up by the microphone array, visualizing the sound of the sound source picked up by the microphone array, determining a position of the sound source using data of the visualized sound of the sound source, generating an image indicating the position of the sound source, and displaying a direction of the position of the sound source on the display device when the position of the sound source indicated by the image is located outside a display range of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shintaro YOSHIKUNI
  • Publication number: 20210135213
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to a configuration includes a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing nickel (Ni) in an amount of greater than or equal to 80 mol %, in which boron (B) is present at least on a particle surface of the lithium-transition metal composite oxide. In the lithium-transition metal composite oxide, when particles having a larger particle size than a volume-based 70% particle size (D70) are first particles and particles having a smaller particle size than a volume-based 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the first particles is larger than a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the second particles by 5% or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Publication number: 20210135317
    Abstract: The power storage device is provided with a cell stack body formed by alternately arranging a plurality of secondary cells and a plurality of buffer plates. Each of the buffer plates has a non-deformable section and a deformable section that is elastically deformed according to a volume change in the secondary cell. The non-deformable section has a through hole in which the deformable section is fitted. The deformable section is formed thicker than the non-deformable section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Oka, Hiroshi Yoshizawa, Shigeki Matsuta, Yoshiaki Araki
  • Publication number: 20210136273
    Abstract: A method includes determining a pattern of a change in luminance, by demodulating an identification information to be transmitted with a ceiling light, and transmitting the identification information, by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the determined pattern of the change in luminance. Additionally, in the determining, a first luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first body, and a second luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first header used for the first body, are determined. Furthermore, in the transmitting, the first header and the first body are transmitted by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the first luminance change pattern, the second luminance change pattern, and the first luminance change pattern in the stated order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    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: 10996456
    Abstract: A lens having a quadrangular outer shape in a direction perpendicular to its center, an imaging element having a quadrangular outer shape in the direction perpendicular to the center axis, an element cover glass covering an imaging surface of the imaging element, a light guide placed outside at least one side of the lens and extending along the center axis, and a cylinder holder disposed between the lens and the light guide are disposed in a tip portion of an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hatase, Naoyuki Haraguchi, Satoru Miyanishi, Takafumi Sanada
  • Patent number: 10996497
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a protective layer, and a bonding layer. The display has a polarizing plate configuring an image display plane of a display. The protective layer faces the polarizing plate. The bonding layer is disposed between the polarizing plate and the protective layer and is directly bonded to the polarizing plate and the protective layer. The bonding layer contains a hygroscopic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuuki Namekata
  • Patent number: 10998134
    Abstract: This capacitor includes: a capacitor element; a case made of metal and configured to house the capacitor element; and a thermosetting resin that is filled in the case. The case includes a bottom face and a side face, the side face surrounding four sides of the bottom face. The side face has formed therein a plurality of slit parts, the plurality of slit parts extending from an end, of the side face, at an opposite side to the bottom face toward the bottom face side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Takeoka, Takashi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10996457
    Abstract: A wheel apparatus includes a substrate rotatable around a rotation axis, and a plurality of optical elements respectively formed in a plurality of regions different from each other around the rotation axis on the substrate and having wavelength characteristics different from each other. The regions of the plurality of optical elements are adjacent to each other via boundary lines including linear sections. The linear sections of the boundary lines intersect with respective straight lines along the radius of the substrate at the same intersection angle greater than 0 degrees and less than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusaku Nishikawa, Yoshiki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10994653
    Abstract: A vehicle proximity notification device for notifying a vehicle approach using a first speaker and a second speaker provided in the vehicle includes a sound source that outputs a signal that corresponds to a sound for notifying an approach of the vehicle and that is input to the first speaker and the second speaker; and an information processor that changes a phase of at least one signal out of a signal input to the first speaker and a signal input to the second speaker in accordance with a speed of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyasu Konno, Ichiro Ohno, Shinnosuke Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10998380
    Abstract: An imaging device includes at least one unit pixel cell including a photoelectric converter and a voltage application circuit. The photoelectric converter includes a first electrode, a light-transmitting second electrode, a first photoelectric conversion layer containing a first material and a second photoelectric conversion layer containing a second material. The impedance of the first photoelectric conversion layer is larger than the impedance of the second photoelectric conversion layer. The voltage application circuit applies a first voltage or a second voltage having a larger absolute value than the first voltage selectively between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Nakata, Masumi Izuchi, Shinichi Machida, Yasunori Inoue
  • Patent number: D918972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Bryan Lochman, Matthew Sauter