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

  • Publication number: 20170272719
    Abstract: In a reproduction method, a first video stream has a first dynamic range where a maximum value of a luminance dynamic range is more than 100 nits, and a display apparatus displays video in a second dynamic range narrower than the first dynamic range. The method determines whether the first video stream is quantized based on a hybrid OETF. When it is determined that the first video stream is quantized based on the hybrid OETF, the first video stream is reproduced. When it is determined that the first video stream is not quantized based on the hybrid OETF, a luminance dynamic range of the first video stream is converted from the first dynamic range to the second dynamic range to obtain a second video stream, and the second video stream is reproduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki KOZUKA, Takahiro NISHI, Kengo TERADA, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20170271649
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for the fabrication of a thin-film solid-state battery with Ni(OH)2 electrode, battery cell, and battery. One example embodiment is a method for fabricating a thin-film solid-state battery cell on a substrate comprising a first current collector layer. The method includes depositing above the first current collector layer a first electrode layer. The first electrode layer is a nanoporous composite layer that includes a plurality of pores having pore walls. The first electrode layer includes a mixture of a dielectric material and an active electrode material. The method also includes depositing above the first electrode layer a porous dielectric layer. The method further includes depositing directly on the porous dielectric layer a second electrode layer. Depositing the second electrode layer includes depositing a porous Ni(OH)2 layer using an electrochemical deposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicants: IMEC VZW, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, KU LEUVEN R&D, Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Philippe Vereecken, Stanislaw Zankowski, Nathalie Hendrickx, Maarten Mees, Mitsuhiro Murata, Haruhiko Habuta
  • Publication number: 20170272241
    Abstract: An encryption method includes displaying encryption target data on a display screen as an image, performing first acceptance in which designation of an at least partial region of the displayed image is accepted, performing second acceptance in which designation regarding splitting of the designated at least partial region is accepted, and splitting data that is included in the encryption target data and corresponds to the designated at least partial region in accordance with the designation regarding the splitting under a secret sharing scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kotaro HAKODA, Katsuya KOSUGI, Mitsuhiro MATSUNAGA, Nobuhiro KAMBE, Teruo KAMIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170265721
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: an imaging unit disposed at a distal end portion of an insertion section inserted into a body of a subject; and a built-in component provided parallel with the imaging unit at the distal end portion, and extending substantially parallel with an axial direction of the insertion section. The imaging unit includes: a solid state image sensor including a light receiving unit; a flexible circuit board electrically connecting the solid state image sensor; and a rigid circuit board at least partially disposed on a proximal end side of the endoscope relative to the solid state image sensor, and electrically connected to the flexible circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu ICHIMURA, Tomohisa TAKAHASHI, Tomokazu YAMASHITA, Noriyuki FUJIMORI, Takatoshi IGARASHI, Yoshiki TAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170270931
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling electric equipment according to a user's speech in a speech-based equipment control system. The method includes receiving first speech information that expresses an operating instruction causing the electric equipment to operate for a first operating time. The method also includes transmitting to the electric equipment a first control command for executing a first operating process. When receiving second speech information expressing an operating instruction causing the electric equipment to operate for a second operating time, different from the first operating time before the first operating process is complete, the method further includes detecting an elapsed operating time of the electric equipment, comparing the detected elapsed operating time to the second operating time, and conditionally transmitting a second control command to the electric equipment aborting the first operating process and executing a second operating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AME RICA
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi YAMAGAMI
  • Publication number: 20170266441
    Abstract: Electro-stimulator (1) includes electrode pad (60) that outputs current to provide electrical stimulation to a muscle, angular velocity sensor (51) that detects information on motion of a waist, and controller (30) that adjusts magnitude of the current output from electrode pad (60) based on a result of the detection by angular velocity sensor (51). Electro-stimulator (1) further includes belt (11) that supports electrode pad (60), angular velocity sensor (51), and controller (30). Thus, current flows through an abdomen, thereby providing electrical stimulation to the abdomen, and enabling proper training of abdominal muscles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: KEITA INUI, IZUMI MIHARA, RYO ICHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170266767
    Abstract: Provided is a flux for soldering that can suppress a crack in a flux residue even if the flux for soldering is exposed to a cooling and heating cycle at the highest temperature of 150° C. such as the inside of an engine room of automobiles for a long period of time, and a soldering paste composition including the flux for soldering. The flux for soldering includes a synthetic resin, an activator, an organic solvent, and a thixotropic agent, in which synthetic resin contains a triblock copolymer of methacrylic acid ester with acrylic acid ester configured of a linear alkyl moiety having 3 to 6 carbon atoms. In addition, a soldering paste composition including the flux for soldering is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SHINNOSUKE AKIYAMA, KIYOHIRO HINE, AKIO FURUSAWA
  • Patent number: 9766489
    Abstract: A LCD device having a large pixel holding capacitance includes opposedly facing first and second substrates, and liquid crystal between them. The first substrate includes a video signal line, a pixel electrode, a thin film transistor having a first electrode connected to the video signal line and a second electrode connected to the pixel electrode, a first silicon nitride film formed above the second electrode, an organic insulation film above the first silicon nitride film, a capacitance electrode above the organic insulation film, and a second silicon nitride film above the capacitance electrode and below the pixel electrode. A contact hole etched in both the first and second silicon nitride films connects the second electrode and the pixel electrode to each other. A holding capacitance is formed by the pixel electrode, the second silicon nitride film and the capacitance electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: JAPAN DISPLAY INC., PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Tanabe, Masaru Takabatake, Toshiki Kaneko, Atsushi Hasegawa, Hiroko Sehata
  • Patent number: 9766522
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix. Each of the plurality of pixels includes a transistor and a pixel electrode arranged above the transistor through a first protective film and a second protective film. Among the plurality of pixels, the pixel electrodes of two pixels adjacent in a column direction are connected to corresponding source electrodes of the two pixels through second and third contact holes respectively. The second and third contact holes are formed in the first protective film within a first contact hole that is formed in the second protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kikuo Ono
  • Patent number: 9764543
    Abstract: A paste supply apparatus includes: a pot holder which holds a paste pot including an inner lid movable in a container; an ejecting member; an annular protruding portion protruding downward from a lower surface of the ejecting member; a suction power generating mechanism which generates suction power in an internal space surrounded by the annular protruding portion; and an ejecting member lifting unit which moves up and down the ejecting member, The ejecting member lifting unit causes the ejecting member to press down the inner lid of the paste pot held by the pot holder to eject the paste from the through hole, and thereafter lifts the ejecting member which holds the inner lid by the suction power generated within the internal space of the annular protruding portion by the suction power generating mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Uchida, Masaaki Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 9765782
    Abstract: A scroll compressor of the present invention includes a partition plate 20, a fixed scroll 30, an orbiting scroll 40, a rotation-restraining member 90, a main bearing 60, a bearing-side concave portion 102, a scroll-side concave portion 101 and a columnar member 100. A lower end of the columnar member 100 is inserted into the bearing-side concave portion 102, and an upper end of the columnar member is inserted into the scroll-side concave portion 101. The columnar member 100 slides with at least one of the bearing-side concave portion 102 and the scroll-side concave portion 101, thereby moving the fixed scroll 30 in an axial direction between the partition plate 20 and the main bearing 60. A high pressure is applied to a discharge space 30H, thereby pressing the fixed scroll 30 against the orbiting scroll 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Imai, Takeshi Ogata, Sadayuki Yamada, Hidenobu Shintaku, Atsushi Sakuda, Takashi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9766654
    Abstract: There is disclosed a liquid crystal display device in which a touch panel and a front window are attached to a front surface of a liquid crystal display panel with a touch-panel flexible wiring substrate mounted to the touch panel. The front window is attached to the touch panel by an adhesive sheet. The touch panel and the front window may be peeled off in the vicinity of the portion in which the touch-panel flexible wiring substrate is mounted to the touch panel, due to mechanical shock. In order to prevent the peeling-off of the touch panel and the front window, protrusions are formed in the adhesive sheet to increase the adhesive force between the touch panel and the front window in this portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: JAPAN DISPLAY INC., PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuka Kuwajima, Eiji Oohira
  • Patent number: 9766794
    Abstract: A control method causing a computer of the information apparatus to: display a display screen on the display, the display screen representing a floor plan for one floor including at least two rooms; display device icons representing target devices on the display screen, the device icons including an illumination icon which represents illumination devices, the illumination icon being commonly used for the illumination devices installed in the at least two rooms; and cause the floor plan represented by the display screen to function as an operation screen for controlling the illumination devices, and display a region of the floor plan with brightness not less than specific brightness, when selection of the illumination icon is sensed, the region corresponding to a room in which an illumination device whose power is in an on state is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sasaki, Kohei Tahara
  • Patent number: 9765940
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for vehicle use that projects light forward includes: a base; a low beam light emitting device disposed on the base; a high beam light emitting device disposed on the base; a lens body disposed in front of the low beam light emitting device and the high beam light emitting device; and a first light restrictor disposed in front of the high beam light emitting device, the first light restrictor restricting light emitted by the high beam light emitting device from traveling downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kanayama, Hiro Aoki, Makoto Kai, Tomoyuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 9767578
    Abstract: An image measurement device including: light sources that irradiate light beams having different peak wavelengths; a staining method obtaining unit which obtains information indicating a staining method of an inspection specimen; an image obtaining unit which: selects a combination of light sources according to the staining method, based on illumination information; and capture inspection images of the inspection specimen with light beams from the selected light sources, and capture reference images of a reference specimen with light beams from the respective light sources; a calculating unit which calculates a positivity based on the inspection images; and an evaluation unit which associates the staining method of the reference specimen with the combination of light sources to generate the illumination information based on a total value of coefficients in a linear sum of the ortho-normalization base vectors of a spectral distribution of light sources calculated based on the reference images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Motomura, Yoshikuni Sato, Yasuhiko Adachi
  • Patent number: 9767795
    Abstract: The voice recognition processing apparatus includes a voice acquirer, a first voice recognizer, a storage device, and a recognition result determiner. The voice acquirer acquires a user's voice, and outputs voice information. The first voice recognizer converts the voice information into first information. The storage device previously stores a dictionary in which an exclusion vocabulary is registered. The recognition result determiner compares the first information with the exclusion vocabulary to determine whether the first information includes a word that agrees with a word included in the exclusion vocabulary. The recognition result determiner determines that the first information is information to be rejected, when the first information includes the word that agrees with a word included in the exclusion vocabulary, and determines that the first information is information to be executed, when the first information does not include the word that agrees with a word included in the exclusion vocabulary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Konuma, Tomohiro Koganei
  • Patent number: 9767815
    Abstract: Provided are a voice audio encoding device, voice audio decoding device, voice audio encoding method, and voice audio decoding method that efficiently perform bit distribution and improve sound quality. Dominant frequency band identification unit identifies a dominant frequency band having a norm factor value that is the maximum value within the spectrum of an input voice audio signal. Dominant group determination units and non-dominant group determination unit group all sub-bands into a dominant group that contains the dominant frequency band and a non-dominant group that contains no dominant frequency band. Group bit distribution unit distributes bits to each group on the basis of the energy and norm variance of each group. Sub-band bit distribution unit redistributes the bits that have been distributed to each group to each sub-band in accordance with the ratio of the norm to the energy of the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Zongxian Liu, Srikanth Nagisetty, Masahiro Oshikiri
  • Patent number: 9767844
    Abstract: An information recording method of recording information is provided in an information recording medium having a plurality of recording layers including a first recording layer and a second recording layer located to be closer to a surface than the first recording layer, each of the plurality of recording layers includes a user data area for recording user data, a spare area for alternatively recording data of failed recording into the user data area, and a management information area for recording management information. The first recording layer is used as a recording object layer at start of recording. When any one of the user data area, the spare area, and the management information area of the first recording layer runs short of a free space, then the recording object layer of the user data area, the spare area, and the management information area is switched over to the second recording layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisae Kato, Yoshikazu Yamamoto, Motoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 9766015
    Abstract: It is aimed to reduce the size of heat exchange tubes and also to reduce pressure loss of a fluid flowing in an external flow path formed between adjacent heat exchange tubes. A first projecting portion 41 and a second projecting portion 42 of a first heat exchange tube 2A are joined to portions around an inlet 3C and outlet 3D of a second heat exchange tube 2B. A first flow path forming portion 61, a second flow path forming portion 62, and a third flow path forming portion 63 of an internal flow path 3 of each of the first heat exchange tube 2A and the second heat exchange tube 2B face a first thin portion 21A and a second thin portion 21B of the second heat exchange tube 2B or the first heat exchange tube 2A across an external flow path 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Matsuura, Tomoichiro Tamura, Bunki Kawano
  • Patent number: 9766799
    Abstract: A control method of the present disclosure causes a computer of an information apparatus to: display a display screen representing a floor plan for one floor including rooms on the display; display device icons representing target devices within regions of the respective rooms included in the floor plan, the device icons being initially displayed at positions within the regions of the respective rooms; and output to a network a first control command, when selection of an illumination icon, representing an illumination device among the target devices, is sensed within a region of any of the rooms included in the floor plan, and when selection of any region within a room, in which selection of the illumination icon is sensed, is sensed, the first control command controlling on/off of power for an illumination device corresponding to the room in which selection of the illumination icon is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sasaki, Kohei Tahara
  • Patent number: 9768226
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a first electrode formed above a semiconductor substrate; a photoelectric conversion film formed on the first electrode and for converting light into signal charges; a second electrode formed on the photoelectric conversion film; a charge accumulation region electrically connected to the first electrode and for accumulating the signal charges converted from the light by the photoelectric conversion film; a reset gate electrode for resetting the charge accumulation region; an amplification transistor for amplifying the signal charges accumulated in the charge accumulation region; and a contact plug in direct contact with the charge accumulation region, comprising a semiconductor material, and for electrically connecting to each other the first electrode and the charge accumulation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakata, Mitsuyoshi Mori, Yutaka Hirose, Hiroshi Masuda, Hitoshi Kuriyama, Ryohei Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 9768612
    Abstract: To provide a power supply system equipped with a storage battery assembly including a plurality of storage battery control units, the power supply system being configured such that a group of the storage battery control units, which are selected from the storage battery control units, and which have output voltages within a predetermined voltage range, are first connected to the parallel connection line, and such that the voltage range is set so as to maximize the number of the storage battery control units having output voltages within the voltage range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiya Iwasaki, Yasuo Okuda, Souichi Sakai
  • Patent number: 9768751
    Abstract: An audio system includes a level controller receiving an input audio signal from an audio medium. The level controller includes a gain adjust module producing an output audio signal based on the input audio signal. A filter arrangement is communicatively coupled to the level controller. The filter arrangement receives the output audio signal and divides the output signal into a plurality of filtered signals. Each of the filtered signals corresponds to a respective frequency band. A multiband dynamics controller is communicatively coupled to the filter arrangement. The multiband dynamics controller receives the filtered signals and applies a respective gain characteristic to each of the filtered signals to thereby produce a plurality of gain adjust signals. The gain adjust signals are combined into a multiband dynamics controller output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Larry V. Craig, Michael T. Burk
  • Patent number: 9768425
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a plurality of battery cells held in a case; and a collector plate disposed on one side or the other side of the plurality of battery cells. The collector plate includes connection terminals connected to a collector plate main body so that the plurality of connection terminals are disposed to face an electrode provided in each of the battery cells. In at least one of the electrodes, the plurality of the connection terminals facing the at least one electrode include a first connection terminal welded to the electrode and a second connection terminal not welded to the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Geshi, Oose Okutani, Hiroshi Takasaki, Katsuji Tsujioka
  • Patent number: 9768869
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided that determines a pattern of a change in luminance by modulating a signal to be transmitted, and outputs the determined pattern to a light emitter that changes in luminance according to the determined pattern. In the method, the signal includes a first data, a first header of the first data, second data, and a second header of the second data. Additionally, the pattern of the change in luminance is determined according to in an order of (i) the first data, (ii) the first header, (iii) the first data, (iv) the second data, (v) the second header, and (vi) the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Tsutomu Mukai, Hidehiko Shin, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 9769883
    Abstract: There is provided a placement position determining part that calculates a rising gradient of an output value of the infrared sensor every after passage of a first predetermined time and performs a placement position determining operation of determining that a placement position of a cooking vessel is improper when the rising gradient is smaller than a first threshold value, and the placement position determining part performs the placement position determining operation after a lapse of a second predetermined time from the start of heating, thereby accurately determining that the cooking vessel is improperly placed on a top plate and preventing overheating of the cooking vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Hashimoto, Kenji Watanabe, Shintaro Noguchi, Taizo Ogata
  • Patent number: 9768643
    Abstract: A power transmitting antenna includes a first resonant circuit including a power transmitting coil, a power receiving antenna includes a second resonant circuit including a power receiving coil. When the power transmitting antenna and the power receiving antenna are electromagnetically coupled to each other, the power transmitting antenna and the power receiving antenna have an odd-mode resonance frequency corresponding to an odd-mode resonant condition, and an even-mode resonance frequency corresponding to an even-mode resonant condition, and the even-mode resonance frequency is higher than the odd-mode resonance frequency. A wireless power transmitting apparatus is provided with a power transmitting circuit configured to generate high-frequency power at a variable frequency, and supply the high-frequency power to the power transmitting antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kanno, Kenichi Asanuma
  • Patent number: 9768942
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for communicating based on a flexible TDD configuration by introducing flexible subframes, selectively usable as a downlink or uplink subframe in a manner avoids a transition from a (non-)flexible downlink subframe n to a (non-)flexible uplink subframe n+1. Furthermore, the invention allows reducing the number and types of uplink transmissions that would be pending for a flexible subframe, by defining HARQ uplink feedback timings based on the HARQ uplink feedback timings for the static TDD configurations such that HARQ uplink feedback is never transmitted in a flexible subframe, and also by releasing configurations for periodic uplink transmissions such as, SPS-scheduled uplink data transmissions, periodic CSI report, uplink sounding, random access, and scheduling requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9769298
    Abstract: A cordless phone apparatus is provided, which includes one or more slave devices and a master device. The master device includes: i) a LAN transmitter configured to transmit slave device information to a wireless IP terminal via a wireless LAN, wherein the slave device information includes identification information of each slave device registered to the master device, ii) a receiver configured to receive from the wireless IP terminal selection of the identification information of a destination slave device and selection of transfer data including at least one of ringtone data, wallpaper data, and phone book data, iii) a transfer data converter configured to convert at least one of the ringtone data, wallpaper data, and phone book data included in the transfer data into a data format usable in the destination slave device, and iv) a cordless phone transmitter configured to transmit the converted transfer data to the destination slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hikaru Fukuda, Eiichi Hatae, Satoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 9769378
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus in the present disclosure includes an imaging unit for capturing an object image and generating image data, a focus lens for focusing the object image onto the imaging unit, an operation unit for receiving an instruction of a user, and a controller. The operation unit can set a first focus point and a second focus point that is different from the first focus point. The controller obtains information on a first focus position that is a position of the focus lens to focus on an object image at the first focus point and a second focus position that is a position of the focus lens to focus on an object image at the second focus point, before receiving from a user an instruction for capturing a moving image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Shibuno, Yusuke Obata
  • Patent number: 9769818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for configuring a common search space in an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel for at least a first User Equipment and a second User Equipment, by means of a configurable Radio Network Temporary Identifier. The invention further relates to the corresponding transmitter and received implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Ayako Horiuchi, Lilei Wang
  • Patent number: 9769571
    Abstract: A loudspeaker includes two first magnetic portions arranged in parallel and a second magnetic portion disposed between the two first magnetic portions on a bottom plate. An annular top plate is provided to the two first magnetic portions and disposed in such a manner as to form a magnetic gap with respect to the second magnetic portion. The first magnetic portions and the second magnetic portion are magnetized in the opposite directions in a direction in which the bottom plate, the first magnetic portions and the top plate are stacked. The top plate includes two main bodies provided to the two first magnetic portions and two bending portions connecting between two first magnetic portions and bending toward the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Asano, Mitsutaka Enomoto, Tomoyuki Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 9768639
    Abstract: The vehicle-mounted power source device comprising: a low-voltage battery; a high-voltage battery; a boost unit that boosts electrical power for charging the high-voltage battery; a solar panel that converts solar light to electrical power; a bi-directional buck-boost unit that boosts/bucks the electrical power converted by the solar panel; and a control unit that performs control in a manner so as to charge the low-voltage battery by means of electrical power of which the voltage has been altered by the buck-boost unit. When the amount of stored electrical power at the low-voltage battery is at least a predetermined value, the control unit performs control in a manner so that the electrical power stored at the low-voltage battery is boosted by the boost unit and the bi-directional buck-boost unit, and the high-voltage battery is charged by means of the boosted electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakazawa, Takashi Kitahara
  • Patent number: 9769907
    Abstract: A control switch for controlling a level of an operation of an apparatus among operating levels including first, second, and third operating levels includes: sensors each of which, in operation, senses an object, the sensors including first, second, and third sensors arranged along one direction, the first, second, and third sensors being assigned first, second, and third level values, respectively; an acquisition circuit that, in operation, acquires a moving velocity of the object along the direction with the first, second, and third sensors; a change circuit that, in operation, changes at least two of the first, second, and third level values according to the moving velocity; and a control circuit that, in operation, causes the apparatus to operate at an operating level corresponding to the level value assigned to one of the first, second, and third sensors which has sensed the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouhei Koresawa, Gosuke Sakamoto, Yuka Hasegawa, Norishige Nanai, Takaaki Ukeda
  • Patent number: 9769970
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for feeding electronic components for insertion onto circuit boards, the apparatus comprising: a vibratory bowl configured for receiving electronic components and for lining up the electronic components onto a moveable conveyor, the vibratory bowl is configured for vibrating and guiding each of the electronic components towards an opening in the vibratory bowl where each of the electronic components is transferred to the conveyor; a component processing unit configured for checking operation of each of the electronic components lined up along the conveyor and for removing any defective electronic component failing the operation check; and a component feeder configured for transferring each of the electronic components that are non-defective to a machine for handling insertion of the electronic components onto circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific
    Inventors: Mun Ji Low, Xiao Wang, Poh Hwee William Chua, Kim Sui Wong, Guanghui Yang
  • Publication number: 20170264999
    Abstract: When a microphone array apparatus sound-picks up voice in a prescribed sound volume or higher, which is output from a sound source, and sends voice data on the voice to voice processing apparatus, a sound source direction detection unit causes sound source marks, each of which indicates a directivity direction, to be displayed on a display, and urges a user to make a selection among the sound source marks and to input camera information. A voice processing apparatus transmits the camera information that is input, and the directivity direction, to the microphone array apparatus. The microphone array apparatus stores the camera information and the directivity direction, as a preset information table, in a storage unit. Accordingly, where a positional relationship between the camera and the microphone array is unclear, directionality is formed in a determined image capture position, and voice in the predetermined image capture position is output clearly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT C., LTD.
    Inventors: Teppei FUKUDA, Shuichi WATANABE, Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO, Hisashi TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20170261191
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus including a base is provided. The base includes a through-hole. The through-hole is aligned with an optical path of laser light for receiving and transmitting the laser light. A light emitter which, when irradiated with the laser light transmitted through the through-hole, radiates light by converting a wavelength of the laser light. An attachment component is provided on the base for attachment of the light emitter to the base. The light emitter is removable from the base. A light blocker opens the optical path of the laser light by being contacted by the light emitter when the light emitter is attached to the base, and blocks the optical path of the laser light when the light emitter is removed from the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideharu KAWACHI, Yoshiyuki NAKANO, Shinichi KITAOKA
  • Publication number: 20170261164
    Abstract: A light emitting module includes a first light emitter that emits light having a first color temperature and a second light emitter that emits light having a second color temperature higher than the first color temperature. The first light emitter includes a first light emitting element and a first sealant. The first sealant seals the first light emitting element and includes a first wavelength converter that converts a wavelength of light emitted by the first light emitting element. The second light emitter includes a second light emitting element and a second sealant. The second sealant seals the second light emitting element and includes a second wavelength converter that converts a wavelength of light emitted by the second light emitting element. In a plan view, the first light emitting element has a surface area greater than a surface area of the second light emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi OGATA, Hiroshi YAMAGUCHI, Yuya YAMAMOTO, Keiji KIBA
  • Publication number: 20170261178
    Abstract: A coating composition for forming a light scattering layer includes a light transmitting resin containing an acrylic resin, and resin particles containing a fluororesin having a refractive index of 1.40 or less. The resin particles are contained in the amount of 100 to 400 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the light transmitting resin on a solids basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki SHIGENO, Shuhei UCHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170261426
    Abstract: A substance detection sensor includes a first light source, a second light source, and a substance detector. The first light source irradiates a detection area including a plurality of target areas with reference light having a first wavelength through surface irradiation using optical scanning. The second light source irradiates the detection area with first measuring light having a second wavelength different from the first wavelength through the surface irradiation using the optical scanning. The substance detector detects a specific substance in the detection area based on reflection light of the reference light from the first light source and reflection light of the first measuring light from the second light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji HIRATA, Yuuji TERASHIMA, Kazuhiro YANAGI
  • Publication number: 20170261192
    Abstract: A lighting device configured to accommodate an optical fiber is provided. The lighting device includes a breaking structure which accommodates a portion of the optical fiber in a state in which the portion includes two or more bends. The breaking structure is configured to break and sever the portion of the optical fiber when the optical fiber is subjected to a load of a predetermined magnitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LT D.
    Inventor: Shinichi KITAOKA
  • Publication number: 20170261836
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a camera device including a light transmitting cover, a rotatable camera unit that is provided in the cover, a light shielding plate unit that can move the positions of a plurality of light shielding plates each of which blocks a portion of light incident on the camera unit, and a control unit that controls the light shielding plate unit, in which the control unit changes a light shielding range of each of the plurality of light shielding plates according to a tilt angle of the camera unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jyouji WADA, Yoshihito URASHIMA, Masahito OKA, Nobuhito SEKI
  • Publication number: 20170264979
    Abstract: An apparatus control device includes a first communicator which communicates with a mobile terminal, a second communicator which communicates with a plurality of electrical apparatuses, a setter which sets correspondence information in which identification information of the mobile terminal is associated with identification information of an electrical apparatus controllable by the mobile terminal, and a controller which controls, when the first communicator receives a control request to control a target electrical apparatus from the mobile terminal, communication of the second communicator such that the second communicator transmits a control command to the target electrical apparatus if the identification information of the mobile terminal is associated with identification information of the target electrical apparatus, and such that the second communicator does not transmit the control command to the target electrical apparatus if the identification information of the mobile terminal is not associated with
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rikiya MASUDA, Kiyotaka TAKEHARA, Yoshihisa HOMMA, Shinpei HIBIYA, Shinya FURUTA
  • Publication number: 20170261697
    Abstract: A light source device and a method of manufacturing a light source device are provided. The light source device includes a base. A light-emitter is above the base. A cap is joined to the base to cover the light-emitter. The cap includes an opening in a position corresponding to the light-emitter. A first light guide is in communication with the opening for guiding, to outside of the cap, light emitted by the light-emitter. A first ferrule is provided around the first light guide. The first ferrule is joined to an edge of the opening in a state in which the first ferrule is in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KITANO, Shintaro HAYASHI, Yoshiyuki NAKANO, Hideharu KAWACHI
  • Publication number: 20170263835
    Abstract: An LED module includes a resin substrate, a metal layer formed above the resin substrate, a resist layer formed above the metal layer and including a plurality of layers, and an LED chip mounted above the resist layer via an adhesive. The resist layer comprises an epoxy acrylic-based or a silicon-based resin material, and the adhesive is white.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masumi ABE, Naoki TAGAMI, Toshiaki KURACHI
  • Publication number: 20170263823
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) module is provided. The LED module includes a substrate, a metal layer disposed above the substrate, a resist layer disposed above the substrate and including a plurality of layers, an LED chip mounted above the substrate, and a wire connecting the metal layer and the LED chip. In a first region in which the LED chip is mounted, at least a portion of the resist layer is disposed directly on the substrate with the LED chip being mounted above the resist layer via an adhesive. In a second region which includes a connection at which the wire and the metal layer are connected and a periphery of the connection, the metal layer is disposed above the substrate with the resist layer being disposed above the metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masumi ABE, Naoki TAGAMI, Toshiaki KURACHI
  • Publication number: 20170263800
    Abstract: A solar battery module and manufacturing method for a solar battery module having improved output are provided. The solar battery module 1 is a transparent substrate 10, transparent resin layer 13b, solar battery cell 12, colored resin layer 13a and back sheet 11 laminated in this order. The light-receiving surface 12a of the solar battery cell 12 faces the transparent resin layer 13b side. The backside 12b of the solar battery cell faces the colored resin layer 13a. The MFR [melt flow rate] of the transparent resin layer 13b is lower than the MFR of the colored resin layer 13a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20170263673
    Abstract: A light emitting device is provided. The light emitting device includes a substrate and a plurality of light emitting elements disposed on a major surface of the substrate. The substrate includes a reflector recessed in the major surface and surrounding at least a portion of the plurality of light emitting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiji KIBA
  • Publication number: 20170263591
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus is provided. The light-emitting apparatus includes a first and second light-emitting elements disposed on a substrate. A sealing layer is above the first and second light-emitting elements for sealing the first and second light-emitting elements. A first phosphor layer is above a first portion of the sealing layer. The first phosphor layer includes at least one first phosphor. A second phosphor layer is above a second portion of the sealing layer. The second phosphor layer includes at least one second phosphor. The first phosphor layer is configured to emit light, which is emitted as a result of emission by the first light-emitting element, having a first color. The second phosphor layer is configured to emit light, which is emitted as a result of emission by the second light-emitting element, having a second color different from the first color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masumi ABE, Naoki TAGAMI, Toshiaki KURACHI
  • Patent number: 9759806
    Abstract: A radar receiver (Rx) receives a reflected wave signal corresponding to a radar transmitting signal having been reflected on a target by using a plurality of antenna system processors (D1 to D4), and estimates an arrival direction of the reflected wave signal. A peak frequency selector (21) selects a peak value of a correlation vector. An adjacent time-frequency component extractor (22) extracts correlation vectors in number of (NE×NT?1) corresponding to NE Doppler frequencies and NT times respectively adjacent to a Doppler frequency and a time giving a peak value. A correlation matrix generating adder (23) generates a correlation matrix corresponding to correlation of the reflected wave signal received by a plurality of receiver antennas on the basis of the (NE×NT) extracted correlation vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Takaaki Kishigami