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: 20190058912
    Abstract: Signage server includes a content database storing signage content associated with a delivery target signage terminal, a terminal status and storing-up situation management unit acquiring status information indicating a status of the signage terminal from the delivery target signage terminal, and storing acquired status information, and a delivery controller executing delivery control in which a delivery priority policy that defines a priority of delivery to the signage terminal according to the status of the signage terminal is retained in advance, in which, when receiving a delivery instruction, whether to immediately perform delivery is determined based on the status information and the delivery priority policy for every delivery target signage terminal, and in which the delivery to the signage terminal with a positive result is immediately performed and the delivery to the signage terminal with a negative result is postponed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki SINOHARA, Koichiro YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190055144
    Abstract: An electrolytic liquid generation device according to the present disclosure includes an electrolytic part and a housing in which the electrolytic part is disposed. The electrolytic part has a laminate including mutually adjacent electrodes and a conductive film interposed between the electrodes. The electrolytic part electrolyzes a liquid. The housing includes an electrode case having a recess with an opening to enable insertion of the electrolytic part through the opening and to contain the electrolytic part in the recess, and an electrode case lid to cover the opening of the electrode case. The electrolytic part is contained in the recess such that lamination direction Z of the laminate is substantially aligned with a direction in which the opening opens. This configuration provides an electrolytic liquid generation device that can be built with improved facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichirou INAGAKI, Atsushi TSUJI, Chihiro II, Tetsuya MAEKAWA, Shunsuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20190053715
    Abstract: A biological information extracting device which is provided at a head-mounted member mounted on a head of a person (subject) and includes a camera that captures temporally successive images including at least a part of a face of the person as an object; a region selector that selects a skin color region from the image captured by the camera; a pulse wave measurer that measures a pulse wave signal of the person based on image data of the skin color region; and a data transmitter that transmits the pulse wave signal to a predetermined transmission destination. The camera is disposed to face a side surface of the face of the person and is set to capture a part (cheek of the face) of the side surface of the face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi NAKAMURA, Masatoshi MATSUO, Tadanori TEZUKA, Masahiro OHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190059004
    Abstract: In order to quickly establish a communication link between a user terminal and an access point, a communication system comprises: a user terminal; an access point configured to transmit and receive user data to and from the user terminal; a cellular base station assisting wireless communication between the user terminal and the access point; and a control server 4. The user terminal comprises a cellular communicator configured to transmit location information of the user terminal to the control server via the cellular base station. The control server comprises a controller configured to generate communication control information; and a network communicator configured to transmit notification information including the communication control information. The access point comprises a beam controller configured to control a beam pattern used for wireless communication between the access point and the user terminal based on the communication control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sojiro NORITA, Noriyuki SHIMIZU, Hiroaki ASANO
  • Publication number: 20190054978
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a motor-driven moving object that is driven using power from a power storage device, a display device that displays a direction in which the motor-driven moving object is directed to move, and a communicator that wirelessly communicates with a mobile terminal. When the communicator receives direction information indicating the direction in which the motor-driven moving object is directed to move, the display device displays the direction based on the received direction information. A method thereof includes receiving direction information indicating a direction in which the motor-driven moving object is directed to move, the motor-driven moving object being driven using power from the power storage device, and displaying, by the display device provided with the motor-driven moving object, the direction based on the received direction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi TOYA
  • Patent number: 10206598
    Abstract: A muscular fatigue determination apparatus includes an information obtaining unit that obtains loads applied to a pedal of a bicycle, rotation speeds of a crank of the bicycle, and myoelectric potentials of a user, the myoelectric potentials and the loads being in a one-to-one relationship, the myoelectric potentials and the rotation speeds being in a one-to-one relationship, and a muscular fatigue information generation unit that generates muscular fatigue information regarding the user on the basis of whether a difference between the myoelectric potentials of the user is larger than a first threshold, each of the myoelectric potentials being associated to a load range that is one of load ranges and to a rotation speed range that is one of rotation speed ranges, each of the loads belonging to one of the load ranges and each of the rotation speed ranges belonging to one of the rotation speed ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Souksakhone Bounyong, Koji Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10208886
    Abstract: A heat-insulating container being used under an environment where exposure to water of liquid is possible, includes a container main body having a substance holding portion which holds a substance at a temperature which is lower than a normal temperature on the inside of the substance holding portion; and a heat-insulating structure body which is provided in the container main body and includes at least a vacuum heat-insulating material. In addition, the vacuum heat-insulating material includes an outer cover material and an inner member sealed in a tightly closed and decompressed state on an inside of the outer cover material. In addition, the inner member is configured of a material which does not generate hydrogen in a case of coming into contact with the moisture of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akiko Yuasa
  • Patent number: 10207245
    Abstract: A voltage application device according to the present disclosure includes a voltage application circuit and a control circuit. The control circuit causes the voltage application circuit to alternately repeat a first mode and a second mode. The first mode is a mode that raises a voltage while time elapses, and generates a discharge current by promoting corona discharge to dielectric breakdown. The second mode is a mode that lowers the voltage to cut off the discharge current by causing a load to be in an overload state against the voltage application circuit. This can suppress an amount of ozone generated, while increasing an amount of radicals produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukari Nakano, Itaru Saida
  • Patent number: 10208899
    Abstract: A light source includes a semiconductor light emitting device; and a wavelength converter. The wavelength converter includes: a substrate; a phosphor layer disposed on the substrate; and a light reflective layer disposed on the substrate so as to surround the phosphor layer. The phosphor layer includes phosphor particles and a first matrix material in which the phosphor particles are dispersed. The light reflective layer includes inorganic compound particles and a second matrix material in which the inorganic compound particles are dispersed. The inorganic compound particles have a refractive index higher than that of the first matrix material. The first matrix material has a refractive index higher than that of the phosphor particles. The phosphor particles have a refractive index higher than that of the second matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Mima, Yoshihisa Nagasaki, Takahiro Hamada, Takashi Ohbayashi, Yukihiko Sugio
  • Patent number: 10212866
    Abstract: An electronic component system includes an electronic component mounting line mounting an electronic component on a board (exposure managing board) for which management of exposure time is necessary, a package ID reader (recognition unit) which recognizes a package code (identification information) that is applied to a package bag, and a storage unit which stores an exposure time limit which is permissible from an open time before reaching a management release in which management of the exposure time is unnecessary. In the electronic component mounting system, the package code is read while the package bag is open, the read time is stored as the open time, an expected duration is calculated which is necessary from a predetermined point of time before reaching the management release, and it is determined whether or not the exposure time limit is exceeded before the board which is exposed in the atmosphere reaches the management release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kurata
  • Patent number: 10209529
    Abstract: An illumination system of an embodiment includes: a solid-state light source; a wavelength conversion element that converts a wavelength of light emitted from the solid-state light source; a light guide tube that allows incoherent light emitted from the wavelength conversion element to propagate and transmit therethrough, and that has a floating property to float in water; and a connection member that connects and retains the light guide tube on a road surface while securing the floating property of the light guide tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10207364
    Abstract: A method for determining a laser welding condition of the present disclosure includes a first step, a second step, and a third step. In the first step, workpiece information indicating characteristics of a workpiece is input. In the second step, laser information indicating characteristics of laser light is input. In the third step, a first welding condition is calculated based on the workpiece information and the laser information, and then displayed. The first welding condition is any one of a recommended laser power of the laser light, a recommended welding speed, a recommended welding pattern, an estimated strength of a welded portion, and an estimated weld depth of the welded portion. Furthermore, the workpiece information includes a joint shape of the workpiece. Thus, an optimum weld condition can be set while considering a shape of a joint in welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Kawamoto, Yasushi Mukai, Junji Fujiwara, Tatsuyuki Nakagawa, Tatsuya Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10209518
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display apparatus, in which a shift of a transmission or reflection wavelength characteristic due to an incident angle of light is suppressed, and observation of external light necessary for display and image light necessary for display is possible. The display apparatus of the present disclosure includes an image light generator that generates image light by use of light in each of at least a first wavelength band, a second wavelength band, and a third wavelength band, and a light synthesizing part that transmits external light and reflects the image light. The light synthesizing part has a transparent substrate having a concave surface on which the image light is reflected, and a film that is provided on the concave surface of the substrate, reflects the image light, and transmits light in a predetermined wavelength band of the external light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuo Saigo, Hiroshi Mitani
  • Patent number: 10207564
    Abstract: An exterior heat exchanger is provided with paths P1-P4. The flow rate of the air being blown by an exterior blower to pass through the path P4 closer to a refrigerant outlet of the exterior heat exchanger is set to be higher than that of the air being blown by the exterior blower to pass through the path P1 closer to a refrigerant inlet of the exterior heat exchanger. An air-conditioning controller activates cooling fans during a defrosting mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Japan Climate Systems Corporation, Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hamamoto, Kohei Fukawatase, Yoshihiko Otake, Kou Komori, Subaru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10210039
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounting line in which a plurality of processing devices are connected to constitute the component mounting line and a management device (management computer) connected to the component mounting line by a network, and each of the plurality of processing devices can be remotely operated via the network by an input unit of the management device. In this component mounting system, it is determined whether or not an error occurring in the processing device is a remote response error (ST1) and a remote operation right enabling the remote operation is set (ST21) with respect to the management device based on a result of the error type determination in a case where the type of the error is the remote response error (Yes in ST1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Oohori, Kenichiro Ishimoto, Atsushi Nakazono
  • Patent number: 10210444
    Abstract: A cooking assistance method includes: receiving, from a first food, first food information indicating the first food; receiving appliance identification information for identifying the cooking apparatus for cooking the first food; obtaining first setting details regarding cooking to be performed by the cooking apparatus, based on the received first food information and the received appliance identification information, the first setting details being associated with the first food and the cooking apparatus; and transmitting first setting information indicating the obtained first setting details to the cooking apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Rinako Kamei, Yasuhiro Yuki, Hiroyuki Kubotani, Kazuki Funase
  • Patent number: 10209875
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a display that displays a content, and a detector that detects contactless proximity of an object to the display and contact of the object to the display. While the content scrolls on the display at gradually decreasing speeds, when the contactless proximity of the object to the display is detected and the contact of the object to the display is not detected, a scrolling speed of the content changes from the gradually decreasing speeds to a constant speed, which is faster than being stopped. After the scrolling speed of the content has changed to the constant speed, while the contactless proximity of the object to the display is detected and the contact of the object to the display is not detected, the content scrolls on the display at the constant speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kawahara, Takayuki Tanaka, Masatoshi Nakao
  • Patent number: 10209509
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes: a first mirror; a second mirror; two non-waveguide regions; an optical waveguide region; and a first adjusting element. The optical waveguide region propagates light. The optical waveguide region and the two non-waveguide regions include respective first regions in which a common material exists. The optical waveguide region or each of the two non-waveguide regions further includes a second region in which a first material having a refractive index different from a refractive index of the common material exists. The first mirror allows part of the light propagating through the optical waveguide region to be emitted through the first mirror. The first adjusting element changes at least either the average refractive index of the optical waveguide region or a thickness of the optical waveguide region to change a direction of the light emitted through the first mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Inada, Akira Hashiya, Taku Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 10207323
    Abstract: A composite magnetic material includes a plurality of soft-magnetic metal powders, a first oxide that covers a surface of each of the plurality of soft-magnetic metal powders, and a second oxide that covers a surface of the first oxide and is interposed among the plurality of soft-magnetic metal powders each coated with the first oxide. The first oxide has a first recess in a surface, and the second oxide is provided in the first recess. With this configuration, peeling between the first oxide and the second oxide can be prevented, so that the composite magnetic material having high mechanical strength can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuya Matsutani, Takeshi Takahashi, Junichi Kotani
  • Patent number: 10212826
    Abstract: After a reel of a Moisture Sensitive Device is dispatched from a component keeping area and setup to a tape feeder is performed in an external setup area, exposure time for which the Moisture Sensitive Device is in an atmospheric exposure state is timed in a reel unit, and the exposure time is compared with exposure limit time set for the Moisture Sensitive Device and stored in a storage part. An electronic component mounting apparatus equipped with the reel of the Moisture Sensitive Device whose exposure time exceeds the exposure limit time is specified, and work by the apparatus is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihisa Yamasaki, Yasuhiro Maenishi, Yuji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10210155
    Abstract: An apparatus state estimation method includes: storing first apparatus data that indicates a state of an apparatus; storing a work record, the work record being a record indicating a work that has been carried out for maintenance of the apparatus; estimating a category that is a malfunction of the apparatus or a content of a measure by using the work record; and learning a relationship between the estimated category and the first apparatus data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Tajika, Atsushi Yoshida, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10210796
    Abstract: In a lighting device provided with a light source module including a plurality of light sources, insufficiency of luminous intensity, illuminance unevenness, and the like due to a low-light light source are compensated for. The lighting device includes the light source module which is composed of the plurality of light sources in a matrix and mounted on a board. A drive circuit individually supplies power to the light sources. A processor controls a lighting status of each of the light sources via the drive circuit. The processor determines a low-light light source that is lower in luminous intensity than at least one light source among the plurality of light sources, and causes at least one light source adjacent to the low-light light source to emit light with a higher luminous intensity than the at least one other light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kanayama, Yasuharu Ueno, Tomoyuki Ogata, Hiroya Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10210833
    Abstract: A display device includes a primary display area which comprises a first display area and a second display area which is unique from the first display area, a control unit configured to display an image in the primary display area, an image signal generating unit configured to generate display data based on externally input image data for a single image. The image signal generating unit comprises a memory which stores display-position information indicating a display location of a first image displayed in the primary display area. The display data comprises first and second display data to be displayed in the first display area and the second display area, respectively. The first display data is generated based on the externally input single image data and the display-position information. The control unit is configured to cause a first image to be displayed in the first display area based on the first display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Koudo, Katsuji Tanaka, Makoto Arita, Kazusa Miyaji, Ikuko Mori
  • Patent number: 10210217
    Abstract: A provision method provides plurality of pieces of advice pertaining to household appliances of a user on a tablet 103. A priority of each piece of advice is changed by determining whether an advice-specific standard for the user the reference that piece of advice is met by an auto-log or overall user information. The pieces of advice are displayed in accordance with determination results. The format of display according to determination results is a list of advice sorted by priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshitake, Hideo Umetani, Kentaro Nakai, Keigo Aso, Shunsuke Kuhara
  • Patent number: 10212765
    Abstract: In a heat cooking device equipped with a memory card attaching mechanism for inserting a memory card, the memory card attaching mechanism is configured to have, on a lower face of a main body of the heat cooking device, a card insertion port for inserting the memory card vertically upward. The card insertion port is configured to be hidden by a front grille panel attached to a machine chamber lying under the main body so as not to be exposed from the heat cooking device. Therefore, the reliable commercial heat cooking device that does not require a special waterproof measure can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Kamiya, Takahiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10210987
    Abstract: A composite magnetic material includes first particles made of soft magnetic metal and second particles provided between first particles. Each of the second particles includes a first solid phase and a second solid phase. The composite magnetic material exhibits high magnetic characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Kotani, Nobuya Matsutani
  • Patent number: 10210420
    Abstract: An image processing method includes acquiring consecutive time-series images captured by an onboard camera and including at least one image having a first annotation indicating a first region; determining, for each of the images, in reverse chronological order from an image of the last time point, whether the first region exists in the image based on whether the first annotation is attached; identifying the first image of a first time point for which the first region is determined not to exist, and setting a second region including a partial region of an object in the identified first image, indicating the moving object that is obstructed by the object before appearing on the path, and having dimensions based on dimensions of the first region in an image of a second time point immediately after the first time point; and attaching a second annotation to the image corresponding to the second time point, the second annotation indicating the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazuki Kozuka, Toru Tanigawa, Masahiko Saito
  • Patent number: 10210877
    Abstract: A speech/audio decoding apparatus is provided that includes a receiver that receives encoded data including a limited-band mode flag, and a memory that stores information on a position of a maximum amplitude spectrum frequency of a previous frame in a divided band. The speech/audio decoding apparatus also includes a processor that identifies whether a decoding band is encoded using a limited-band mode based on the decoded limited-band mode flag. Additionally, the processor decodes the spectrum in a limited band within each of the divided bands in a current frame using the stored information. Furthermore, the limited-band mode is set at an encoder side, when a difference between a first frequency with a first maximum amplitude in a spectrum of the divided band in a preceding frame and a second frequency with a second maximum amplitude in a spectrum of the divided band in the current frame is below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takuya Kawashima, Masahiro Oshikiri
  • Patent number: 10212315
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus controls an operation of a printer apparatus that prints an image on a sheet being attachable to skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masayo Shinoda
  • Patent number: 10210909
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided that includes determining whether a display apparatus that displays video played back by a playback apparatus supports an optional feature for playback of the video by using a first technique. The method also includes determining whether the display apparatus supports the optional feature for playback of the video by using a second technique that differs from the first technique in case that it is indeterminate whether the display apparatus supports the optional feature by using the first technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Mori, Masayuki Kozuka, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10211828
    Abstract: A driving device includes: a driving circuit operating with a single power supply in accordance with a driving signal; a first parallel circuit formed of a first capacitor and a first zener diode connected together in parallel, and having a first end connected to an output terminal of the driving circuit; a series circuit connected between a second end of the first parallel circuit and a ground of the driving circuit, and formed of a diode and a second parallel circuit (of a second capacitor and a second zener diode) connected to each other in series; and a resistor is connected between the second end of the first parallel circuit and the ground of the driving circuit. A voltage across the resistor is used as an output voltage for driving the insulated gate semiconductor element. A voltage across the first capacitor is superimposed negative-wise on the output voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takaaki Gyoten
  • Patent number: 10210945
    Abstract: A display device including a bidirectional shift register circuit, including: a plurality of cascade-connected register circuits; various circuits for setting various nodes to various voltage levels responsive to various signals input to various terminals; and an output circuit which outputs the clock pulse as an output pulse when the voltage of the first node is high level, wherein, at the forward shift operation, the bottom dummy register circuit is not input the reset signal and the first node of the bottom dummy register circuit is reset if the initial reset circuit of the bottom dummy register circuit receives the backward trigger signal, and wherein, at the backward shift operation, the top dummy register circuit is not input the reset signal and the first node of the top dummy register circuit is reset if the initial reset circuit of the top dummy register circuit receives the forward trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ochiai, Mitsuru Goto, Hiroko Sehata, Hiroyuki Higashijima
  • Patent number: 10211703
    Abstract: A power generating unit of the preset invention includes: a power generating apparatus that has a push part, and generates power by pushing the push part; a rotating body that pushes the push part by rotating around a fulcrum; a drive body that rotates the rotating body by moving from a first position to a second position; and a first spring that returns the drive body from the second position to the first position. More preferably, the power generating unit further includes an actuating part; and a second spring disposed between the actuating part and the drive body, wherein the drive body is disposed between the first spring and the second spring. With this configuration, the power generating unit of the present invention can realize diversification of a use of the power generating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Suguru Ohishi
  • Patent number: 10210910
    Abstract: HDD case (100) accommodates HDD device (60) having a disk medium and forms HDD unit (50). HDD unit (50) is removably disposed in an accommodating section of an electronic device. HDD device (60) has a substantially rectangular shape. Besides, HDD case (100) has a pair of side sections (120) located parallel to slot-in/pull-out directions in which HDD unit (50) is slotted into the accommodating section and is pulled out from the accommodating section. Further, protruding section (121) is formed on side sections (120) such that a part of side sections (120) is protruded on the outer side of HDD case (100). In a state where HDD case (100) is accommodated in the accommodating section of the electronic device, protruding section (121) makes contact with the side surface of the accommodating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Ueki
  • Patent number: 10212401
    Abstract: An imaging system serving as an image generation device is provided with: a random optical filter array that has a plurality of types of optical filters and a scattering unit; photodiodes that receive light transmitted through the random optical filter array; an AD conversion unit that converts the light received by the photodiodes, into digital data; and a color image generation circuit that generates an image, using the digital data and modulation information of the random optical filter array, in which the scattering unit is located between the plurality of types of optical filters and the photodiodes, and in which the scattering unit includes a material having a first refractive index, and a material having a second refractive index that is different from the first refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sato, Takeo Azuma, Kunio Nobori, Hisashi Watanabe, Takamasa Ando, Nobuhiko Wakai
  • Patent number: 10210930
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor storage apparatus is provided. To a data node and a reference node, a first transistor and a second transistor are respectively connected. In a data state determining operation, in the case where voltage is applied to the data node and reference node, the first and second transistors operate as precharge transistors in a first operation mode, and operate as mirror transistors in a second operation mode. The first and second operation modes are switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Nakayama, Yasuo Murakuki, Takafumi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10212626
    Abstract: An optimal mode is selected in a coordinated transmission, depending on a situation of a network, and thus, it is possible to increase performance of a system. Coordinated mode selector (112) selects a JT mode in a case where X2 transmission time included in feedback information received from another base station is less than a second threshold, and selects a Blanking mode in a case where the X2 transmission time is greater than or equal to the second threshold. Base station to base station coordinating controller (113) performs base station to base station coordination control between another base station and a base station so as to perform a coordinated mode stored in memory unit (104) in a case where the coordinated transmission starts, and performs the base station to base station coordination control between another base station and the base station again so as to perform the coordinated mode newly selected in a case where the coordinated mode selected by coordinated mode selector (112) changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidenori Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10211492
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a heat generating component, a first battery, a second battery, a heat conductive sheet, and a heat insulating layer. The second battery is disposed between the heat generating component and the first battery. The heat conductive sheet thermally couples the heat generating component to the first battery. The heat insulating layer is disposed between the heat conductive sheet and the second battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiya Sakaguchi, Kazuo Kimura, Kazuhiko Kubo
  • Patent number: 10212372
    Abstract: An imaging device of the present disclosure includes: a unit pixel cell comprising a photoelectric converter converting incident light into signal charge, a semiconductor substrate, a charge storage region located in the semiconductor substrate and storing the signal charge, and a signal detection circuit detecting the signal charge; a feedback circuit negatively feeding back output of the signal detection circuit and comprising a signal line; and at least one wiring layer located between the semiconductor substrate and the photoelectric converter. The at least one wiring layer includes a portion of the signal line, the portion overlapping the unit pixel cell in a plan view. In the plan view, the portion is located on an opposite side from the charge storage region across a center line of the unit pixel cell, the center line being in parallel with a direction in which the signal line extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Sato, Junji Hirase
  • Patent number: 10211293
    Abstract: Semiconductor device 101 includes semiconductor substrate 10, drift layer 20, first electrode 50, and second electrode 60. Semiconductor substrate 10 is of a first conductivity type and is formed of a silicon carbide semiconductor, a gallium nitride semiconductor, or the like. For example, semiconductor substrate 10 is an n-type silicon carbide semiconductor substrate. Drift layer 20 is an epitaxial semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type which is formed on upper surface 10a of semiconductor substrate 10 by epitaxial growth. Drift layer 20 is formed of for example, an n-type silicon carbide semiconductor. Drift layer 20 has a thickness of t. For example, the thickness t is between about 5 ?m and about 100 ?m (inclusive).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kiyosawa, Atsushi Ohoka
  • Patent number: 10212379
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a unit pixel including a pixel electrode, a charge accumulation region electrically connected to the pixel electrode, and a signal detection circuit electrically connected to the charge accumulation region; a counter electrode facing the pixel electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the electrodes; and a voltage supply circuit configured to selectively apply any one of first, second, and third voltages between the electrodes. The photoelectric conversion layer exhibits first and second wavelength sensitivity characteristics in a wavelength range when the voltage supply circuit applies the first and second voltages between the electrodes, respectively, and becomes insensitive to light in the wavelength range when the voltage supply circuit applies the third voltage between the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Machida, Takeyoshi Tokuhara, Manabu Nakata, Sanshiro Shishido, Masaaki Yanagida, Masumi Izuchi
  • Patent number: 10211144
    Abstract: This semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element mounted on a metal layer, first to third connection terminals that are provided on the semiconductor element, a first bus bar bonded to the first connection terminal, and a second bus bar bonded to the second connection terminal. The semiconductor element is bonded to the metal layer, and the first to third connection terminals are disposed on a top surface of the semiconductor element. One end of the first bus bar is bonded to the first connection terminal, another end of the first bus bar is an output unit, one end of the second bus bar is bonded to the second connection terminal, and another end of the second bus bar is bonded to the metal layer. A first surface of the semiconductor element and the second bus bar are at an identical potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kohda, Junichi Kimura, Ryosuke Usui, Tomohide Ogura, Atsushi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10212371
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging apparatus has: a signal readout circuit including a charge storage region connected to a photoelectric conversion region, and a reset transistor connected at one of source and drain to the charge storage region; and a negative feedback circuit that feeds back an output of the signal readout circuit in a negative feedback manner to the other of the source and drain of the reset transistor. A reset operation for discharging a charge stored in the charge storage region includes a first period in which the negative feedback circuit is OFF and a second period which occurs after the first period and in which the negative feedback circuit is ON. In the first period, the reset transistor changes from OFF to ON and then to OFF. In the second period, such a reset transistor control voltage is applied that makes the reset transistor to gradually change to ON.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motonori Ishii, Yoshiyuki Matsunaga, Yutaka Hirose
  • Patent number: 10212442
    Abstract: The image encoding apparatus which encodes, on a per block basis, a current picture included in a moving picture includes: an encoder which outputs a first encoded stream including, in the following arrangement order, (i) slice data obtained by encoding a slice included in the current picture and including a plurality of block lines and (ii) a slice header including information indicating a code amount of each of the plurality of block lines; and an exchanger which exchanges arrangement positions of the slice data and the slice header in the first encoded stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kusakabe, Kiyofumi Abe, Hideyuki Ohgose, Shinji Kitamura, Takashi Hashimoto, Yuki Maruyama, Tatsuro Juri
  • Patent number: 10212205
    Abstract: A reception terminal is provided in a communication system including a transmission terminal that transmits packets in a real-time stream and a transfer terminal that caches and transfers packets transmitted from the transmission terminal. The reception terminal includes a receiver which receives packets, and circuitry which obtains a first available band between the reception terminal and the transfer terminal and a second available band between the reception terminal and the transmission terminal. The reception terminal includes a transmitter which transmits requests to the transfer terminal at a frequency that is based on the first available band, wherein the frequency defines how often the requests are transmitted and the requests trigger transmission of packets from the transfer terminal to the reception terminal in the first available band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiichi Muramoto
  • Patent number: 10212345
    Abstract: A digital camera includes common terminal 12, mode dial 10, and function setting unit 140. Mode dial 10 is capable of setting a certain photography mode from among a plurality of photography modes including a moving image photography mode and a still image photography mode. Function setting unit 140 performs a setting so as to, when mode dial 10 sets the certain photography mode to the moving image photography mode, achieve a first function using common terminal 12, and, when mode dial 10 sets the certain photography mode to the still image photography mode, achieve a second function using common terminal 12. Function setting unit 140 does not achieve the second function in the moving image photography mode, and does not achieve the first function in the still image photography mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Ohtsuka, Hiroki Kasugai
  • Publication number: 20190051186
    Abstract: A determination device includes: an input unit that receives sensing result information on a moving object on a roadway in a first area, the first area being a sensing range of a sensor for use in a vehicle; and a controller that determines that another moving object safely enters a second area subsequently to the moving object based on the sensing result information when an acceleration of the moving object traveling from the first area to the second area is equal to or more than a first threshold, the second area being outside the sensing range of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SATOSHI FUKUMOTO, TAKAFUMI TOKUHIRO, ICHIRO YAMANE
  • Publication number: 20190052145
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a frame, a sleeve, a stator and a rotor. The frame includes a frame housing having a cylindrical shape whose one end is open. The sleeve has a cylindrical shape and fitted in the frame housing. The stator is attached to an outer peripheral part of the frame housing. The rotor includes a rotating shaft that is rotatably and pivotally supported by the sleeve, and a magnet that is disposed opposite to the stator. One end of the rotating shaft is fixed. The rotating shaft has a columnar shape. Oil is provided to a gap between rotating shaft and the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LT D.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi KURITA
  • Publication number: 20190049594
    Abstract: There is provided a coordinate output method capable of suppressing the influence of a positioning error (jump) of a float solution in a case where interferometric positioning by RTK method is applied to positioning of a moving body. Current coordinates of a moving body are estimated based on previous coordinates of the moving body and information on a speed of the moving body. In addition, interferometric wave positioning is executed based on the positioning data of a base station and the positioning data of a positioning station to calculate the current coordinates of the moving body as either a fix solution or a float solution. In a case where the fix solution may not be calculated after the fix solution is calculated for a predetermined time or more, the coordinates of the moving body estimated from the information on a speed are output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyuki YOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20190051945
    Abstract: A stack-type nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, includes an electrode unit housed in an exterior body. The electrode unit includes a plurality of electrode stacks and an intermediate positive electrode plate. Each of the electrode stacks includes a plurality of positive electrodes, a plurality of negative electrodes. One electrode stack of two of the electrode stacks has the negative electrode disposed adjacent to a first surface of the intermediate positive electrode plate with a corresponding one of the separators interposed therebetween. The other electrode stack has the negative electrode disposed adjacent to a second surface of the intermediate positive electrode plate with a corresponding one of the separators interposed therebetween. The intermediate positive electrode plate body has a smaller area on a side surface in a thickness direction than the positive electrode plate body of each of the electrode stacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Ito, Yoshitaka Shinyashiki, Kazunori Donoue