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: 10154573
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting system which includes: luminaires; a controller which manages the luminaires; and interfaces which relay communication between the luminaires and the controller, and groups the luminaires into groups. The interface has one or more ports to each of which corresponding one or more of the luminaires are connected. The controller receives a selection of one of a first option for grouping, into a group, one or more sets of luminaires connected respectively to one or more interfaces included in the interfaces or a second option for grouping, into a group, one or more sets of luminaires connected respectively to one or more ports included in the plurality of ports of the interfaces. The controller determines that the grouping is performed according to the one of the first and second options selected in the receiving; and displays information indicating a result of the grouping on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuto Hidaka, Hiroshi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10153765
    Abstract: A signal generation device, including: an insulation element having transmission and reception units, and isolatedly transmitting an input wave introduced to the transmission unit, to thereby output an output wave from the reception unit; a power unit generating a voltage according to the output wave; a terminal having an output signal corresponding to the voltage; a generation unit generating a control signal; an insulation unit isolatedly transmitting the control signal, and generating a drive signal according to the control signal; a selection unit selecting whether to output the output signal to the terminal, according to the drive signal; a detection unit generating a detection signal indicating the state of the output signal, according to a detection wave obtained from the transmission unit; and a control signal adjustment unit adjusting the control signal according to the detection signal, the output signal being adjusted according to the adjustment of the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Tabata, Shuichi Nagai, Yasufumi Kawai
  • Patent number: 10154484
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a sequence allocating method that, while maintaining the number of Zadoff-Chu sequences to compose a sequence group, is configured to make it possible to reduce correlations between different sequential groups. This method includes the steps of setting a standard sequence with a standard sequence length (Nb) and a standard sequence number (rb) in a step (ST101), setting a threshold value (Xth(m)) in accordance with an RB number (m) in a step (ST103), setting a sequence length (N) corresponding to RB number (m) in a step (ST104), judging whether ¦r/N?rb/Nb¦=Xth(m) is satisfied in a step (ST106), including a plurality of Zadoff-Chu sequences with a sequence number (r) and a sequence length (N) in a sequence group (rb) in a step (ST107) if the judgment is positive, and allocating the sequence group (rb) to the same cell in a step (ST112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Takashi Iwai, Daichi Imamura, Tomofumi Takata, Yoshihiko Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10153408
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus includes a first relay line and a second relay line. The first and second relay lines are disposed between a first region and a second region of a substrate. Further, the first and second relay lines extend at least partially parallel to each other in a second direction that crosses a first direction in which the first region and the second region are aligned. The first relay line electrically connects a first light-emitting element group disposed in the first region and a third light-emitting element group disposed in the second region. The second relay line electrically connects a second light-emitting element group disposed in the first region and a fourth light-emitting element group disposed in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masumi Abe, Toshifumi Ogata, Toshiaki Kurachi
  • Patent number: 10149916
    Abstract: A communication unit receives spraying target information indicating a spray target. A spraying target detector detects the spray target indicated in the spraying target information in space. A spray control unit is a unit that performs ion-spraying processing on the spray target at a predetermined frequency. In the ion-spraying processing, the spray control unit determines a moving direction of an ion spraying apparatus from a current location to the detected spray target, and sprays ions on the spray target when a distance between the spray target and the ion spraying apparatus is within a first threshold value. A flight control unit controls a flight of the ion spraying apparatus in the moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Taoka, Hiroyuki Kayama, Ichiro Takei
  • Patent number: 10151431
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus having laser light as a light source is provided. The lighting apparatus includes: a light-emitter which radiates light of a wavelength different from a wavelength of the laser light; and a lens including a light distribution controlling structure that controls distribution of the light radiated from the light-emitter. The lens is disposed opposite a laser light entry side of the lighting apparatus. The light-emitter is disposed between the lens and the laser light entry side. The lens integrally includes, along an optical axis of the laser light, a light-dispersing structure configured to disperse the laser light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10154340
    Abstract: A microphone structure has a diaphragm; a frame of which an inside is processed in a shape of a semispherical surface, a parabolic surface, or a conical surface; an acoustic transducer that converts sound pressure into an electric signal; and a wire that transmits the electric signal from the acoustic transducer to outside. A sound pressure input surface of the acoustic transducer is disposed on a bottom surface portion of the semispherical surface, the parabolic surface, or the conical surface inside the frame. The diaphragm and the frame, and the frame and the wire include waterproof mechanisms preventing ingress of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ogura, Kazumoto Doi, Futoshi Takeshi
  • Patent number: 10153495
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a catalyst, including: (i) mixing a core metal salt that serves as a material for a core metal, and a complexing agent (a) to produce a core metal complex solution containing a core metal complex; (ii) mixing a shell metal salt that serves as a material for a shell metal, and a complexing agent (b) to produce a shell metal complex solution containing a shell metal complex; (iii) mixing a carbon powder and a dispersing agent to produce a carbon powder dispersion; (iv) mixing the core metal complex solution, the shell metal complex solution, and the carbon powder dispersion, and reducing the core metal complex and the shell metal complex on the carbon powder by using at least one reducing agent; and (v) drying and baking at a predetermined temperature the carbon powder resulting from Step (iv), said carbon powder having a core-shell structure that includes the core metal and the shell metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shuzo Tsuchida, Yasushi Taniguchi, Ryouhei Seki, Yasuhiro Ueyama, Hideyuki Takahashi, Shun Yokoyama, Kazuyuki Tohji
  • Patent number: 10154252
    Abstract: A projection-type image display apparatus of the present disclosure includes a fluorescent substance, a blue-color laser diode excitation optical system, a DMD, a projection optical system, a polarizing plate, and a depolarizing plate. The fluorescent substance has characteristics of emitting predetermined fluorescence in response to excitation light. The blue-color laser diode has a semiconductor laser that emits laser light of a wavelength with which the fluorescent substance is excited. The excitation optical system condenses light from the blue-color laser diode. The DMD is controllable by a signal from an external source. The projection optical system is an optical system that can enlarge and project an image displayed by the DMD. The polarizing plate is disposed on the output side of the projection optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigekazu Yamagishi, Michihiro Okuda
  • Patent number: 10150563
    Abstract: An autonomous moving machine system continuously maintaining moving machines thereof at higher reliability is provided. Each moving machine measures a self-location thereof with a sensor thereof, and autonomously moves to a target location by controlling a mover. Operations of the moving machine includes acquiring sensor information, estimating the self-location in accordance with the sensor information, calculating the reliability of the self-location, transmitting the reliability to the other moving machine. Operations of a particular moving machine further includes recording history information that associates the reliability, the self-location, and an identifier identifying each of the moving machines, selecting a moving machine to restore the reliability in accordance with the history information and moving the selected moving machine to a location where the reliability of the selected moving machine increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 10151442
    Abstract: A light environment producing apparatus includes: a light source; a light diffuser having a translucency; and a case which houses the light source. In addition, the case has a blue non-mirror finished inner surface which is a light diffusing surface. Furthermore, the light diffusing surface receives light emitted from the light source. The light diffuser is fixed to the case so as to allow passage of light diffused by the light diffusing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hironori Takeshita
  • Patent number: 10153512
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution contains a non-aqueous solvent and an alkali metal salt dissolved in the non-aqueous solvent. The non-aqueous solvent contains a linear carboxylate represented by the following formula: where R1 and R2 independently represent an aromatic group, an unsaturated aliphatic group, or a saturated aliphatic group. A battery includes the electrolyte solution, a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material that has a property of occluding and releasing an alkali metal ion, and a negative electrode containing an alkali metal or a negative electrode active material that has a property of occluding and releasing the alkali metal ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakatsutsumi, Mayumi Maenishi, Nobuhiko Hojo
  • Patent number: 10150224
    Abstract: An electric hair clipper comprises a main body block and a cutting block. The main body block has a motor built-in. The cutting block is provided with a blade section. The main body block is formed so as to have a configuration that a curved portion is located between an apical end portion and a rear end portion. The apical end portion is set so that an axial direction thereof is inclined with respect to an axial direction of the rear end portion. Further, the cutting block is set so that a cutting edge direction thereof is inclined with respect to the axial direction of the rear end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10152189
    Abstract: An electrostatic capacitive coupling type touch panel including an input region having four sides, a peripheral region around the input region, terminals formed in the peripheral region along a first side of the input region, wirings formed in the peripheral region along second, third and fourth sides of the input region, and the input region having X and Y electrodes crossing. The wirings are connected between corresponding X or Y electrodes and wiring terminals plurality of terminals. A dummy wiring, which is not connected to any of the X electrodes or Y electrodes, is provided outside the wiring formed in a farthest position from the input region, and the dummy wiring extends through the peripheral region along the second, third and fourth sides of the input region, and electrically connects to at least one dummy wiring terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Esaka, Shouji Ikeda, Kouichi Anno
  • Patent number: 10151447
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a light source and first and second reflection surfaces. The first reflection surface reflects source light from the light source, and projects first light on first and second regions on an illuminated surface. The second region is closer to the lighting device than the first region. The second reflection surface is tinted in a prescribed color, and reflects secondary and higher-order reflection light of the source light, and projects second light on the second region. An absolute value of a difference between correlated color temperatures of the first light projected on the first region and of mixed light of the first and second lights projected on the second region is smaller than an absolute value of a difference between correlated color temperatures of the first light projected on the first region and of the first light projected on the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masae Suzuki, Ryuji Hotta, Masaki Tada
  • Patent number: 10151449
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes: a light source; a reflector plate which reflects light; and a diffuser plate which is light transmissive and is disposed to face the reflector plate. A gap between the diffuser plate and the reflector plate gradually decreases from a lower portion side of the diffuser plate and the reflector plate to an upper potion side of the diffuser plate and the reflector plate. The light source is disposed on the lower portion side to emit light toward the diffuser plate and the reflector plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hironori Takeshita
  • Patent number: 10154178
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a camera portion; a lens cover that includes a light receiving hole and covers the camera portion; a ring gear that is attached to the lens cover while surrounding the light receiving hole and is rotatable using the center of concentric circles formed by the ring gear; and a pair of light shielding plates that are attached to a cover outer surface, each of the pair of light shielding plates including an inclined rack, and opening and closing the light receiving hole with the inclined racks meshing with opposite ends in a radial direction of the ring gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jyouji Wada, Tatsuo Tanno
  • Patent number: 10151443
    Abstract: An LED module includes light sources that are disposed on a surface of a circuit substrate and each of which has LED chips and a wavelength conversion member covering the LED chips. The light sources include first light sources and second light sources. LED chips in each of the first light sources differ in number from LED chips in each of the second light sources. The circuit substrate includes a conductive pattern that is connected with the first and second light sources, and that forms each of one or more series circuits along with at least one of the first light sources and at least one of the second light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaaki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10152055
    Abstract: A drone, a method for controlling the flight of a drone, and a program for controlling the flight of a drone capable of preventing the drone from flying into a place where it is difficult for an operator to visually observe the drone and flying the drone within an area in which the operator can visually observe the drone are provided. A control unit of the drone determines whether an illuminance detected by an illuminance sensor satisfies a required illuminance for the drone to fly, and if the detected illuminance does not satisfy the required illuminance, inhibits the drone from flying in the flight direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Eiichi Naito, Takenobu Aoshima
  • Patent number: 10151434
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Ogata, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Yuya Yamamoto, Keiji Kiba
  • Patent number: 10152826
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system includes: a data producing system that produces position information of an object; a cloud server that receives the position information produced by the data producing system; and a terminal device connectable to the cloud server through a network. The terminal device includes: an imaging unit that produces an image data; a camera attitude estimating unit that estimates an attitude of the imaging unit from the image data; a data receiving unit that receives a content and the position information regarding the content from the cloud server; a data overlaying unit that transforms the position information correspondingly to the attitude of the imaging unit estimated by the camera attitude estimating unit, and overlays the content on the image data based on a reference position indicated by the transformed position information to obtain an overlay image data; and a display unit that displays the overlay image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Mangement Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Saito
  • Patent number: 10152476
    Abstract: In a wearable translation device, the control circuit obtains an audio signal of the second language, which has been converted from a first audio signal of the first language, and obtains a second audio signal of the first language reconverted from the audio signal of the second language. The first speaker device converts the audio signal of the second language into a first voice and outputs the first voice. The second speaker device converts the second audio signal of the first language into a second voice and outputs the second voice. The audio processing circuit executes such a process that the second voice from the second speaker device is directed toward an auditory part of a user, based on a position of the auditory part relative to the second speaker device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomokazu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10151835
    Abstract: A distance measurement system includes: a signal generator which generates a light emission signal that instructs light emission and an exposure signal that instructs exposure of reflected light; a first illumination and distance measurement light source which receives the light emission signal and, according to the signal received, performs the light emission for illumination without a purpose of distance measurement and the light emission with the purpose of distance measurement using the reflected light; an imaging device which receives the exposure signal, performs the exposure according to the signal received, and obtains an amount of light exposure of the reflected light; and a calculator which calculates distance information using the amount of light exposure and outputs the distance information, wherein the distance measurement system has operation modes including an illumination mode and a first distance measurement mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Ito, Tohru Yamada, Toshiya Fujii
  • Patent number: 10152034
    Abstract: A robot control method includes a teaching step, first processing step, modifying step, second processing step, and third processing step. In the modifying step, a third teaching point is changed to a second modified point, a fourth teaching point to a third modified point, and a fifth teaching point to a fourth modified point, based on a difference between a second teaching point and a first modified point. A profile modifying control to change the position of a work tool is applied, using a sensor mounted on the processing advancing direction side of the work tool, in the first processing step and the third processing step. An attitude of the work tool is changed during the second processing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamichi Komatsu, Kazumasa Yoshima, Tatsuya Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10152931
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel that displays an image, a drive circuit that outputs a drive signal to the display panel, a power supply line that is formed in the display panel to supply a power supply voltage to the drive circuit, and a ground line that is formed in the display panel to supply a ground potential to the drive circuit. At least parts of the power supply line and the ground line overlap each other in planar view with an insulator interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Iwami
  • Patent number: 10151319
    Abstract: A ventilating fan, includes a housing having an opening at a bottom surface thereof, a casing disposed in the housing, fan blades and a motor disposed in the casing, and a wiring box fixed on the casing and composed of a box body and a cover. The wiring box is fixed on the casing through a fixing structure, the fixing structure includes a first fixing means and a second fixing means, and the first fixing means includes a screw fixing structure, and the second fixing means includes an engaging fixing structure. An advantage of the ventilating fan lies in that, while preventing a user from detaching the wiring box manually, the ventilating fan has reduced components and can simplify operating steps during fixing the wiring box on the casing, and is thereby less time consuming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Qiuqian Liang, Naoya Araki, Masato Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10152976
    Abstract: A purchase settlement method is provided. Voice information is acquired. A spoken command indicating a control instruction as to a device is obtained based on the acquired voice information. When the spoken command relates to purchase settlement, speaker information relating to a speaker who has spoken the acquired voice information is identified based on the acquired voice information. It is determined whether or not the identified speaker information is of a speaker permitted to perform purchase settlement by referencing a table in which speaker information of speakers permitted to perform purchase settlement and information necessary for purchase settlement are associated with each other. When it is determined that the identified speaker information is of the speaker permitted to perform purchase settlement, purchase settlement processing is performed using the spoken command and the information necessary for purchase settlement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Mariko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10151514
    Abstract: A compressor uses a refrigerant containing R1123 (1,1,2-trifluoroethylene) as a working fluid, and uses a polyol ester oil as a compressor lubricating oil. In addition, a fixed scroll and a revolving scroll each having a spiral lap rising from an end plate, and a compression chamber which is formed by meshing the fixed scroll and the revolving scroll, are provided. In addition, a discharge hole which is provided at a center position of the end plate of the fixed scroll, and is open to a discharge chamber, a bypass hole which is provided in the end plate of the fixed scroll, and communicates with the compression chamber and the discharge chamber at a timing different from a timing at which the compression chamber communicates with the discharge hole, and a check valve which is provided in the bypass hole, and allows a flow from the compression chamber side to the discharge chamber side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Fujitaka, Fuminori Sakima, Yoshikazu Kawabe, Atsushi Sakuda, Hiroaki Nakai, Shigehiro Sato, Kenji Takaichi
  • Patent number: 10152946
    Abstract: A display method for appropriately transmitting a visible light communication signal includes: a step of coding a visible light communication signal to generate an image having a striped pattern for visible light communication as a first visible light communication image; a step of displaying the image included in the video signal, in a predetermined frame; and a step of displaying a low-luminance image in the predetermined frame, and sequentially displaying the first visible light communication image, the low-luminance image being an identification image and having uniform luminance lower than average luminance of the image which is to be displayed, wherein in the step, after the image included in the video signal is displayed in the predetermined frame, each of the first identification image and the first visible light communication image is displayed in a same frame as the predetermined frame, for a period shorter than the predetermined frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Maeda, Akihiro Ueki, Takashi Suzuki, Akira Shiokawa, Koji Aoto, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10153664
    Abstract: A power transmitter includes: a first power transmission electrode having a flat surface; a second power transmission electrode that is spaced from the first power transmission electrode in a direction along the surface of the first power transmission electrode and has a flat surface; a power transmission circuit that is electrically connected to the first and second power transmission electrodes and outputs AC power to the first and second power transmission electrodes; a first conductive shield that is disposed between the first and second power transmission electrodes, the first conductive shield being spaced from each of the first and second power transmission electrodes; and at least one second conductive shield that is spaced from the first and second power transmission electrodes in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the first power transmission electrode and covers at least one of a first gap and a second gap, the first gap being disposed between the first power transmission electrode and the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromu Matsumoto, Hiroshi Kanno, Hiroshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10153739
    Abstract: A power amplification division circuit includes a conversion element having a one-turn annular first inductor and an N-turn annular second inductor in a shape along a portion of the first inductor and converting an input signal into positive and negative phase signals, a first transistor in which a source is connected with a third power source and a gate receives the positive signal, a second transistor in which a source is connected with a fourth power source and a gate receives the negative phase signal, a first impedance circuit connected between the gate of the first transistor and a drain of the second transistor, a second impedance circuit connected between the gate of the second transistor and a drain of the first transistor, and an output matching circuit connected with the drains of the first and second transistors and outputting first and second divided signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10153509
    Abstract: An electrode includes a first diffusion layer (11) having water repellency and functioning to diffuse oxygen, and a second diffusion layer (13) supporting a catalyst layer (30) thereon and functioning to diffuse oxygen. The electrode further includes an electrically conductive layer (12, 15) including a metal material (20, 21) and an oxygen-permeable material, and interposed between the first diffusion layer and the second diffusion layer. A fuel cell (100) and a water treatment equipment each include: an anode (3); an ion transfer layer (4) having proton permeability; and a cathode (1, 2) being the electrode described above, and separated from the anode with the ion transfer layer interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Yoshikawa, Yuuki Kitade
  • Publication number: 20180351060
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes: a substrate; a first light-emitting element row disposed on the substrate; a first wire disposed on the substrate and passing between two light-emitting elements adjacent in the first light-emitting element row; and a first bonding wire which has one end connected to one of the two light-emitting elements and another end connected to the other of the two light-emitting elements, and crosses over the first wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji KIBA, Hisaki FUJITANI, Toshifumi OGATA
  • Publication number: 20180351853
    Abstract: In order to ensure security even when packet communication is performed using a plurality of communication paths of a public network, the communication system (1) has a configuration wherein: the transmitter (2) includes a first storage unit (11) that stores a first communication pattern, first and second communication units (12, 13) that perform packet communication with a receiver (3), and a first processor (16) that controls communication units (12, 13); and the receiver (3) includes a second storage unit (21) that stores a second communication pattern, third and fourth communication units (22, 23) that perform the packet communication with the transmitter (2), and a second processor (26) that controls communication units (22, 23), whereby processor (16) transmits packets from communication units as selected in accordance with the first communication pattern and inserts dummy packets into at least one of the groups of packets to be transmitted, and the second processor (26) restores original data from vali
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LT D.
    Inventors: Takeru USUI, Kunihiko SAKAIBARA
  • Publication number: 20180351915
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a first communication unit which transmits and receives communication data through a network connected to a first GW, a second GW, and at least one electronic control unit; a monitoring unit which determines whether the communication data is normal; and a notification unit which transmits, at least to the second GW, a notification that brings the network to a state in which one of a transfer function of the first GW and a transfer function of the second GW gateway is active and the other one of the transfer functions is inactive, when the monitoring unit does not determine that the communication data is normal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LT D.
    Inventors: Toshihisa NAKANO, Jun ANZAI, Masato TANABE, Kaoru YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20180345399
    Abstract: A pulse arc welding device is controlled so as to alternately repeat a peak current period in which a welding current is a peak current and a base current period in which the welding current is a base current smaller than the peak current, feed a welding wire to an object at a feeding speed while the welding current flows through the welding wire, generate an arc between the welding wire and the object, and weld the object. So as to keep an arc length of the arc to be constant, in the base current period, the feeding speed is set to a first feeding speed and, in the peak current period, the feeding speed is set to a second feeding speed which is larger than the first feeding speed and corresponds to the first feeding speed. By this method, good welding quality with reduced spattering and suppressed undercut can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: JUNJI FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20180351339
    Abstract: An extension and retraction device including a housing and a slip ring mounted within the housing. The slip ring includes a stator and rotor rotatably mounted therein. The rotor includes rotor leads and annular sections defined circumferentially around the rotor. Each rotor lead includes opposite ends with one end electrically connected to one of the annular sections. The stator includes a contact for each annular section in sliding electrical engagement with the annular section. Each contact includes a stator lead having one end electrically connected to the stator and another end extending out of an opening of the housing. A reel is mounted within the housing with the reel and rotor rotatable about a substantially common axis. A cord extending through another opening of the housing is retracted into the housing when the reel rotates in one direction, and the cord is extended from the housing when the cord is pulled and the reel rotates in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Jiang, Shrenik Shah
  • Patent number: 10145685
    Abstract: An angular velocity sensor element includes a fixing part, an extension part, a twisted extension part, a drive vibrator, a detection vibrator, and a counter beam. The extension part has a first end coupled to the fixing part, and a second end. The twisted extension part has a first end coupled to the second end of the extension part, and a second end. The drive vibrator has a first end coupled to the second end of the twisted extension part, and a second end. The drive vibrator is provided with a drive electrode. The detection vibrator is coupled to the second end of the drive vibrator, and is provided with a first detection electrode. The counter beam is coupled to the second end of the twisted extension part, disposed substantially parallel to the drive vibrator, and configured to vibrate in a direction opposite to a vibration direction of the drive vibrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kensaku Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10146999
    Abstract: A video management apparatus includes a video database for holding a plurality of pieces of video information each associated with an image position, a geographic information database for holding a plurality of pieces of geographic information each indicating a position of a different one of spots on a map, and a controller. The controller extracts spots located within a first range from a current position as a first spot group, based on the current position and the plurality of pieces of geographic information. Further, the controller extracts spots located within a second range from the image position as a second spot group, based on the image position and the plurality of pieces of geographic information. Then, the controller selects video information from the plurality of pieces of video information, based on a similarity degree of the second spot group with respect to the first spot group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keijiroh Nagano, Hiroki Sunagawa, Yoshifumi Asao, Masaharu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10145936
    Abstract: Nt transmitting antennas include Nt1 (Nt>Nt1) transmitting antennas arranged on a first straight line at a first spacing, and (Nt+1?Nt1) transmitting antennas arranged on a second straight line at a second spacing in a direction orthogonal to the Nt1 transmitting antennas, where Nt1 is a value that maximizes Nt1×(Nt+1?Nt1). Na receiving antennas include Na1 (Na>Na1) receiving antennas arranged on the first straight line at a third spacing, and (Na+1?Na1) receiving antennas arranged on the second straight line at a fourth spacing in a direction orthogonal to the Na1 receiving antennas, where Na1 is a value that maximizes Na1×(Na+1?Na1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Kishigami, Ryosuke Shiozaki
  • Patent number: 10147375
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes an image display region having pixels sectioned by scanning signal lines and video signal lines, scanning connecting lines, thin film transistors, selection signal lines connected to gate electrodes of the thin film transistors, plural ones of the thin film transistors connected to different ones of the scanning connecting lines being connected to one of the selection signal lines; and a scanning signal drive circuit. The scanning signal drive circuit performs a normal scanning mode in which pulse signals are supplied in turn to plural ones of the scanning connecting lines connected to the one of the selection signal lines, and in the normal scanning mode, a fall timing of the gate-on voltage differs from a fall timing of a last one of the pulse signals supplied to the plural ones of the scanning connecting lines during the selection period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Ooishi, Genshiro Kawachi, Kazuo Kita, Toshikazu Koudo, Hideyuki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10144973
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for determining whether or not an aqueous solution contains two or more cancer cells. The present method is characterized by the following three matters. First, the PCR solution contains the TS primer at a concentration of not less than 0.1 ?M and not more than 1 ?M in the present invention. Second, the PCR solution contains an ACX reverse primer. Third, the PCR solution contains the ACX reverse primer at a concentration of not less than 0.02 ?M and not more than 0.06 ?M in the present invention. In the present method, it is determined that an aqueous solution contains cancer cells even if the aqueous solution contains only two cancer cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidenobu Yaku
  • Patent number: 10143324
    Abstract: The heating cooker includes microwave generation devices that transfer microwaves to a cooking chamber, and a steam generation device that generates steam. The generated steam is guided to a first container, and a second container is provided on the first container. Then, a first foodstuff in the first container is heated by microwaves, and is also directly heated by the steam. A second foodstuff in the second container is heated by the microwaves, and is also indirectly heated by the steam. Accordingly, the heating cooker provided with cooking container capable of quickly heating a plurality of foodstuffs while improving the taste can be realized by using the heat of the microwaves and the steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Kataoka, Masaki Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10145022
    Abstract: A crystal growth apparatus includes: a raw material supplying part that mixes raw materials including a group III element metal and an alkali metal; a growing part disposed at a stage under the raw material supplying part, the growing part having a seed substrate; a tilting mechanism that tilts the raw material supplying part and the growing part; a heater that heats the raw material supplying part and the growing part; a control part that controls an operation of the tilting mechanism; and a supply port that supplies a nitrogen element-containing substance to the growing part, wherein the raw material supplying part having an opening facing to the growing part, the opening being disposed at a bottom portion and one edge portion of the raw material supplying part, and the control part controls the tilting mechanism so as to tilt the raw material supplying part toward the other edge portion on the side opposite to the one edge portion so as to prevent the raw materials from entering the opening when the raw ma
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Osaka University, Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Mori, Mamoru Imade, Shinsuke Komatsu, Michirou Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10145949
    Abstract: A pulse transmission controller generates transmission timing signals for a high-frequency radar transmission signal in every transmission cycle. A transmission phase shifter gives a transmission signal generated by a modulator phase shifts each corresponding to a transmission cycle on the basis of the transmission timing signals generated at intervals that are equal to the transmission cycle. A reception phase shifter gives a reception signal that is output from an A/D converter reception phase shifts that are opposite in direction to the respective transmission phase shifts given by the transmission phase shifter on the basis of the transmission timing signals generated at intervals that are equal to the transmission cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Kishigami, Hirohito Mukai, Tadashi Morita
  • Patent number: 10144639
    Abstract: A method for operating a hydrogen generator includes producing a hydrogen-containing gas from a source gas fed from a hydrodesulfurizer and reforming water with a reformer; feeding part of the hydrogen-containing gas to the hydrodesulfurizer as a recycle gas, and removing a sulfur compound contained in the source gas with the hydrodesulfurizer; condensing water vapor contained in the recycle gas in a recycle-gas channel through which the recycle gas flows, and separating the resulting condensed water from the recycle-gas channel; and regulating the amount of reforming water fed to the reformer on the basis of the temperature of the reformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miki Abe, Akinori Yukimasa
  • Patent number: 10147943
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery contains, as a main component, a lithium composite oxide in which a ratio of Ni relative to a total number of moles of metal elements other than Li is greater than 30 mol %. The lithium composite oxide is a secondary particle being aggregation of primary particles having an average particle diameter of 3 ?m or more and 20 ?m or less, and having a compression rupture strength of 100 MPa or more and less than 200 MPa. The lithium composite oxide contains at least one element selected from Ba, Ca, and Sr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Maeda, Hidekazu Hiratsuka
  • Patent number: 10148129
    Abstract: A power transmitting device determines transmitting power P(t1) at a beginning of a first unit time, and transmitting power P(t2) at an end of the first unit time, stores a control parameter Q(t3) that determines a voltage of the transmitting power at a beginning of a second unit time, and a control parameter Q(t4) that determines a voltage of the transmitting power at an end of the second unit time, determines a power difference ?P=P(t2)?P(t1) and a difference ?Q=Q(t4)?Q(t3) in the control parameter Q, and, if the ?P is equal to or larger than a first threshold and an absolute value of the ?Q is equal to or larger than a second threshold, determines that there is a foreign object between a receiver resonator and a transmitter resonator and decreases the transmitting power output from an inverter circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Asanuma, Tsutomu Sakata, Atsushi Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kanno
  • Patent number: 10146052
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a virtual image display apparatus, head-up display system, and vehicle that distribute a spatially divided parallax image between a left eye and right eye of a user appropriately. The virtual image display apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a display device configured to spatially divide with a first pitch and to output right-eye images and left-eye images, first optical members periodically disposed with a second pitch, distributing light based on the output from the display device between a right-eye direction and a left-eye direction, and a second optical member configured to reflect or refract, by positive power, the light distributed between the right-eye direction and the left-eye direction by the first optical members. The first pitch is narrower than the second pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kasano, Kouki Ichihashi, Yosuke Asai, Katsuhiko Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10149419
    Abstract: A component mounting apparatus includes a mounting unit that mounts an electronic component on a board, at least one component supply unit that supplies chip solder, and a control unit that controls the mounting unit to mount the chip solder, which is supplied from the component supply unit, on the board, based on production data in which a size of chip solder is instructed for each component terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Itoh, Masanori Ikeda, Kenji Okamoto