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: 10046544
    Abstract: The multiple pane includes: a first glass panel; a second glass panel disposed facing the first glass panel with a predetermined interval in-between; and a hermetically-bonding member hermetically bonding peripheries of the first glass panel and the second glass panel to form a hermetically-enclosed space between the first glass panel and the second glass panel. The multiple pane further includes an adsorbing member which is fixed on a surface of the first glass panel so as to be inside the hermetically-enclosed space, has a height equal to or less than a length of the predetermined interval, and is for adsorbing a gas inside the hermetically-enclosed space. The hermetically-enclosed space is made to be in a reduced-pressure state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kenji Hasegawa, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10051769
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic component mounting system that includes an electronic component mounting line that includes multiple electronic component mounters to which identification marks, respectively, are affixed, a management computer, and a portable terminal that has a recognition unit that recognizes the identification mark. In the management computer, a maintenance operation plan is created, a maintenance instruction in which the maintenance operation plan and the identification mark are associated with each other is issued, each of the multiple maintenance instructions and maintenance information that is associated with each of the multiple maintenance instructions are stored, one of the multiple maintenance instructions and maintenance information that is associated with the one maintenance instruction are transmitted to the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kurata
  • Patent number: 10051228
    Abstract: A CPU in a home theater device transmits current sound volume control status data to a digital television receiving device when a theater mode is set. A CPU in the digital television receiving device updates, when the sound volume control status data has been received from the home theater device, sound volume control status data stored in a memory with the received sound volume control status data. A CPU in the digital television receiving device determines sound volume setting value data after an operation based on sound volume operation information fed from a remote control device and the sound volume control status data stored in the memory, and transmits a CEC command including the determined sound volume setting value data to the home theater device while displaying a ratio of the current sound volume to a maximum value in a sound volume adjustable range of the home theater device on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihide Ishihara, Yuji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10047213
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition includes a thermosetting resin containing a benzoxazine compound, and a curing accelerator containing a triazine thiol compound. The thermosetting resin contains 0.4 or less equivalents of an epoxy resin relative to one equivalent of the benzoxazine compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fujiwara, Yuki Kitai, Hirosuke Saito
  • Patent number: 10049283
    Abstract: Provided is a stay condition analyzing apparatus including a stay information acquirer which acquires stay information for each predetermined measurement period of time on the basis of positional information of a moving object which is acquired from a captured image of a target area, a heat map image generator which generates a heat map image obtained by visualizing the stay information, a background image generator which generates a background image from the captured image, and a display image generator which generates a display image by superimposing the heat map image on the background image. The background image generator generates the background image by performing image processing for reducing discriminability of the moving object appearing in the captured image on the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Matsumoto, Hiroaki Yoshio, Youichi Gouda
  • Patent number: 10050138
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor device according to the present disclosure includes a substrate; a first nitride semiconductor layer which is formed on the substrate, and which has a C-plane as a main surface; a second nitride semiconductor layer which is formed on the first nitride semiconductor layer, and which has p-type conductivity; and a first opening which is formed in the second nitride semiconductor layer, and which reaches the first nitride semiconductor layer. The nitride semiconductor device further includes a third nitride semiconductor layer which is formed so as to cover the first opening in the second nitride semiconductor layer; a first electrode which is formed on the third nitride semiconductor layer so as to include a region of the first opening; and a second electrode which is formed on the rear surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Shibata, Kenichiro Tanaka, Masahiro Ishida, Shinichi Kohda
  • Patent number: 10047756
    Abstract: A ventilating fan includes a sirocco fan disposed in a box-shaped body and an adapter connected to an air outlet of the sirocco fan. The sirocco fan is composed of two opposite scroll plates with scroll shapes and a casing plate sandwiched between the two scroll plates. An overall air inlet of the sirocco fan is disposed on the first scroll plate and a central line of the air outlet of the adapter is offset towards the second scroll plate. The present invention is advantageous in that no turbulence is generated at the adapter and the wind amount of the ventilating fan is thus ensured and noise is reduced. Therefore, the present invention can provide a small air blowing device with high efficiency and improve stability of performance of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: PANASONIC ECOLOGY SYSTEMS GUANGDONG CO., LTD., PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhenjian Yang, Shouyong Gao, Jingtao Yang, Min Long, Zewei Rao, Jianrong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10048380
    Abstract: A distance-measuring imaging device includes: a drive control unit; a light source unit; an image processing unit including light receiving units and charge reading units arranged one-to-one; and an image processing unit. The charge reading units are arranged partly at the left side of corresponding ones of the light receiving units and partly at the right side of corresponding ones of the same. In each of a period in which the exposure is performed when the exposure control signal is received after a first delay time since when the light emission control signal is received and a period in which the exposure is performed when the exposure control signal is received after a second delay time longer than the first delay time, since when the light emission control signal is received, the left-side charge reading units read charge leftward, and the right-side charge reading units read charge rightward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Yarino, Toshiya Fujii, Mitsuhiko Otani, Haruka Takano
  • Patent number: 10048356
    Abstract: A TOF (time of flight) type distance measuring system of high accuracy is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruka Takano
  • Patent number: 10048485
    Abstract: An image output device according to the present disclosure includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image with a first resolution; a high-resolution image acquisition unit that acquires an image with a second resolution, being an image of higher resolution than the image with the first resolution; an enlargement input unit that accepts input of an enlargement ratio; a determination unit that determines whether or not an evaluation score determined based on the accepted enlargement ratio is higher than a certain value; and a transmission unit that transmits the image with the second resolution if the evaluation score is determined to be higher than the certain value, and does not transmit the image with the second resolution if the evaluation score is determined not to be higher than the certain value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taichi Sato, Hideto Motomura, Yoshihide Sawada
  • Patent number: 10048426
    Abstract: A light guide includes a front surface. A back surface is opposite the front surface and includes a depression. A light incident surface introduces light. The light reflects off the depression and is emitted through the front surface. The depression includes an inclined side surface that faces the light incident surface. The inclined side surface includes a reflective curved surface that includes at least 50% of a surface area of the inclined side surface. In a cross section view of the depression in a plane substantially orthogonal to the front surface, a first tangent that touches a curved line defining the reflective curved surface of the inclined side surface and a second tangent that touches the curved line in a different location than the first tangent form a first angle that is greater than or equal to 0° and less than or equal to 30°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Tanahashi, Hiroyuki Sekii
  • Patent number: 10049242
    Abstract: An information processing method causes a processor in a terminal to: display, on the display of the terminal, a first screen representing a pre-preparation process included in cooking processes, the first screen displaying information indicating an intermediate foodstuff made through the pre-preparation process; acquire first identification information indicating a food container storing the intermediate foodstuff from an electronic tag apparatus attached to the food container while the first screen is displayed on the display; store, in a memory, information indicating the intermediate foodstuff or pre-preparation process and the first identification information in correspondence with each other; display, on the display, a second screen representing a finish process included in the cooking processes, the intermediate foodstuff being prepared in the finish process; and when the second screen is displayed, transmit a command to the electronic tag apparatus according to the first identification information so
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuko Oono, Mitsuhiro Aso, Yoshiyuki Mochizuki, Yasuhiro Yuki
  • Patent number: 10048572
    Abstract: A camera cover includes a cover outer surface which is a convex curved surface of which a lowermost part in a vertical direction is downwardly projected in the vertical direction; a first region which is provided at a predetermined radius around a substantially lowermost point of the convex curved surface; and a second region which is provided on the cover outer surface other than at the first region. The second region includes a first hydrophilic region having hydrophilic properties, and the first region has lower hydrophilic properties than those of the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Yasuda, Toyokazu Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10049333
    Abstract: Provided is a sales clerk operation management apparatus including: an operation contents setter which sets operation contents of each operation executed by the sales clerk; an operation schedule setter which sets the operation schedule relating to each operation set by the operation contents setter; an operation detector which detects that the sales clerk has performed each operation with the set operation contents, based on the image; an execution information generator which generates information relating to the execution situations for each operation condition set in the operation schedule, based on the detected result of the operation detector; and a display information generator which generates and outputs display information showing the information relating to the execution situations for each operation condition generated by the execution information generator to be compared with the operation schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Iwai
  • Patent number: 10046753
    Abstract: A vehicle hybrid system includes a transmission mechanically coupled with an engine, a drive shaft mechanically coupled with the transmission, a rotation-transmitting part coupled with the drive shaft, a power connecting-disconnecting part coupled with the drive shaft via the rotation-transmitting part, a motor generator mechanically coupled with the power connecting-disconnecting part, and a directional power transmission part for transmitting power in a direction from the motor generator to the engine to drive the engine and for not transmitting power in a direction from the engine to the motor generator to drive the motor generator. This vehicle hybrid system has high efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Yukawa
  • Patent number: 10047444
    Abstract: Provided is a method for generating hydrogen. The method comprising (a) preparing a hydrogen generation device comprising a container, a photo-semiconductor electrode comprising a substrate, a light-blocking first conductive layer, and a first semiconductor photocatalyst layer, a counter electrode, a conductive wire for electrically connecting the first conductive layer to the counter electrode, and a liquid stored in the container, and (b) irradiating the first semiconductor photocatalyst layer with light to generate hydrogen on the counter electrode. The first conductive layer is interposed between the substrate and the first semiconductor photocatalyst layer. At least a part of the first semiconductor photocatalyst layer is in contact with the liquid. At least a part of the counter electrode is in contact with the liquid. The liquid is selected from the group consisting of an electrolyte aqueous solution and water. The substrate is formed of a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Tamura, Kazuhito Hato, Takaiki Nomura, Takahiro Kurabuchi, Yoshihiro Kozawa, Ryousuke Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10049608
    Abstract: A video image processing device uses a plurality of video data captured by a plurality of cameras to generate a wide range video data of the entire celestial sphere having a 360-degree range around an area where the plurality of cameras is installed and to transmit the generated wide range video data of the entire celestial sphere to a video display device. The video display device detects a direction of the video display device as a direction of a sight line of the user, receives the transmitted wide range video data of the entire celestial sphere, segments a predetermined area of video data including a detection result of a sensor from the wide range video data of the entire celestial sphere, adjusts a luminosity of the extracted predetermined area of video data to fall in a certain range of luminosity, and displays the adjusted predetermined area of video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Ogino, Junya Kuwada, Hiroyasu Makino
  • Patent number: 10049933
    Abstract: An element chip manufacturing method includes a preparation process of preparing a substrate which includes a first surface provided with a bump and a second surface and includes a plurality of element regions defined by dividing regions, a bump embedding process of adhering a protection tape having an adhesive layer to the first surface and embedding. The element chip manufacturing method includes a thinning process of grinding the second surface in a state where the protection tape is adhered to the first surface and thinning the substrate, after the bump embedding process, a mask forming process of forming a mask in the second surface and exposes the dividing regions, after the thinning process, a holding process of arranging the first surface to oppose a holding tape supported on a frame and holding the substrate on the holding tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Harikai, Shogo Okita, Akihiro Itou, Katsumi Takano, Mitsuru Hiroshima
  • Patent number: 10049699
    Abstract: A disc tray includes a bottom wall including an outer periphery and an inner rib supporter supporting the lowermost disc from below. The bottom wall is thickened from the outer periphery toward the inner rib supporter. The lowermost disc includes a data recording area, an inner rib, and an outer rib. When the lowermost disc is stationary, the outer rib of the lowermost disc and the upper surface of the bottom wall are separated by a gap. When the lowermost disc is inclined in such a manner that part of the outer rib of the lowermost disc comes into contact with the upper surface of the bottom wall, the data recording area of the lowermost disc and the upper surface of the bottom wall are separated by a gap greater than thickness of the outer or inner rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellecutal Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Yamamoto, Shinichi Maeda, Norikatsu Yoshida, Shuji Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 10049696
    Abstract: A recording medium production device includes a substrate positioning pin vertically movable that performs positioning to a center-hole of a substrate; a substrate holding portion that performs positioning of substrate using the substrate positioning pin to hold the substrate; a cleaner having a gas ejection portion that ejects gas toward the surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding portion, and a gas suction portion that suctions gas; and a substrate positioning pin fixing portion that can press the substrate positioning pin downward. The fixing portion is configured so as not to contact an inner circumferential side surface of the center-hole of substrate. The substrate positioning pin fixing portion descends inside the center-hole of substrate held by the substrate, and presses and fixes the substrate positioning pin. Then the cleaner performs ejection and suction of gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuki Tokunaga, Takehiko Toyota, Tatsuyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 10049635
    Abstract: A display device includes source drivers, at least one gate driver, a first substrate, a second substrate, gate lines, source lines, lead-out lines and connection parts, wherein the gate signals are emitted from the gate driver to the gate lines via the lead-out lines and the connection parts, the source drivers include a first source driver and a second source driver, the second source driver being spaced apart from the first source driver in a first direction, and the gate driver is located between the first source driver and second source driver in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kawamura, Tetsurou Izawa
  • Patent number: 10049821
    Abstract: A film capacitor according to the present disclosure includes: a film capacitor element; a bus bar connected to the film capacitor element; and an exterior member which covers the film capacitor element and the bus bar; wherein the exterior member is formed of a metal laminate film, the metal laminate film having a first resin layer on a surface facing the film capacitor element, a part of the bus bar is exposed to an outside of the exterior member, and a second resin layer containing an acid-modified resin is formed between the first resin layer and the bus bar at an exposing port of the exterior member through which the part of the bus bar is exposed from the exterior member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ichinose, Hiromasa Matsui, Hiroki Takeoka
  • Patent number: 10051745
    Abstract: An insertion head includes: a horizontal shaft member; one pair of gripping claws, each gripping claw extending on a surface which is orthogonal to the horizontal shaft member; one pair of gripping claw holding members which are provided to be movable on the horizontal shaft member, and hold the one pair of gripping claws; a swing mechanism which rotates and drives the horizontal shaft member, and swings the one pair of gripping claw holding members around a center axis of the horizontal shaft member; and an interval changing mechanism which moves the one pair of gripping claw holding members on the horizontal shaft member and changes an interval between the one pair of gripping claws. A leaded component is gripped with the one pair of gripping claws, and a lead of the leaded component is inserted into an insertion hole on a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10051219
    Abstract: An imaging device having unit pixel cells including a first unit pixel cell, the first unit pixel cell including a first electrode, a second electrode, a first photoelectric conversion layer for generating a first signal charge, and a first signal detection circuit connected to the first electrode for detecting the first signal charge. The imaging device further includes a voltage supply circuit which supplies a first voltage to the second electrode in a first period when the first unit pixel cell accumulates the first signal charge, a voltage of the second electrode on the basis of a voltage of the first electrode being positive in the first period, and the voltage supply circuit supplies a second voltage to at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode in a second period, the second period including a third period when a voltage of the second electrode is negative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuo Miyake
  • Patent number: 10049697
    Abstract: An information recording method of the present disclosure is an information recording method for recording information on a write-once information recording medium, including one or more recording layers, each of the recording layers being spiral-shaped on which a land track and a groove track are alternately repeated as recording tracks, each of the recording tracks being divided into blocks, each of the blocks being a minimum unit in which recording is performed. The information recording method includes: recording the information on the information recording medium in a unit of each of the blocks; and controlling recording on the information recording medium. In the control step, switching is performed whether to perform recording in a block to be recorded in which the information is to be recorded next among the blocks based on recording conditions of the recording tracks adjacent on both sides of the block to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Takahashi, Akihito Yoshimi, Kenji Takauchi, Yasumori Hino, Motoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10049695
    Abstract: An optical pickup device includes a semiconductor laser that emits a laser beam, and an object lens that concentrates the laser beam emitted from the semiconductor laser on an optical disc. In this optical pickup device, an optical axis of the object lens is inclined with respect to an optical axis of the laser beam that is incident on the object lens so as to generate flares caused by coma aberration on an entrance side in a forward direction of pits of the optical disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Yajima, Kazuyoshi Kajita, Masahiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10049734
    Abstract: A data storing method comprises preparing a non-volatile memory device that includes a memory cell array including a plurality of memory cells, wherein the plurality of memory cells include a memory cell in an initial state, which does not change, unless a forming stress is applied thereto, to a variable state, in which a resistance value reversibly changes between a plurality of changeable resistance value ranges in accordance with an electric signal applied thereto; and applying the forming stress to the memory cell in the initial state, to store data in the memory cell array on the basis of whether each of the plurality of memory cells is in the initial state or the variable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Katoh
  • Patent number: 10050262
    Abstract: Provided is a negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, capable of improving the energy density and the cycle characteristics of the battery without lowering the initial charge/discharge efficiency of the battery. This negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material including a silicon oxide represented by SiOx and carbon material. A proportion of a mass of the silicon oxide relative to a total mass of the silicon oxide and the carbon material: y satisfies 0.03?y?0.3. A difference between a theoretical capacity density of the negative electrode active material and a charge capacity density of the negative electrode active material when a cutoff voltage is 5 mV relative to lithium metal: ?C (mAhg?1) satisfies L=?C/100 and 6y?L?12y+0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Suehiro, Taisuke Yamamoto, Tatsuki Hiraoka, Katsumi Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 10050310
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolytic solution of the present invention includes: a solvent component including a glyme solvent and a phosphazene solvent; and an alkali metal salt composed of an alkali metal cation and an anion, the alkali metal salt being dissolved in the solvent component. The phosphazene solvent is a cyclic phosphazene compound represented by the formula (1). where X1 to X6 each independently represent a halogen atom or OR1, R1 is a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group or a substituted or unsubstituted saturated aliphatic group, the aromatic group and the saturated aliphatic group each optionally contain a halogen atom, a nitrogen atom, an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, or a silicon atom, and the saturated aliphatic group is linear or cyclic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotetsu Suzuki, Nobuhiko Hojo, Takayuki Nakatsutsumi
  • Patent number: 10050729
    Abstract: Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) is measured accurately even in a case where a discovery signal is transmitted. A receiver receives a plurality of subframes, at least one of which includes a discovery signal, and a measurer measures Reference Signal Reception Power (RSRP) using a first resource in which the discovery signal is mapped, measures RSSI using a second resource different from the first resource for which the discovery signal is mapped, and calculates Reference Signal Reception Quality (RSRQ) using RSRP and RSSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Ayako Horiuchi, Masayuki Hoshino, Seigo Nakao
  • Patent number: 10050274
    Abstract: A power storage device of the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte. At least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode includes an organic compound as an active material having a portion contributing to an oxidation-reduction reaction. The organic compound is crystalline in both a charged state and a discharged state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Hojo, Yu Ohtsuka, Taisuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10050293
    Abstract: A method for operating a fuel cell system including a fuel feeder supplying fuel, a reformer producing a hydrogen-containing gas by a reforming reaction, a fuel cell which includes a cathode and an anode, a combustor which combusts an anode off-gas discharged from the anode to produce a combustion gas, a temperature detector detecting the temperature of the combustion gas, and a storage device storing a preset target temperature profile, the target temperature profile including the temporal change in target temperature of the combustion gas in the operation of the fuel cell system, includes controlling the flow rate of the fuel supplied from the fuel feeder to the reformer in the operation such that the temperature detected by the temperature detector becomes equal to a target temperature determined on the basis of the target temperature profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Maruyama, Kunihiro Ukai
  • Patent number: 10050163
    Abstract: A solar cell apparatus in which contamination of solar cells is suppressed and a power generation quantity of the solar cells is maintained for a long period of time, even if the solar cell apparatus is disposed outside. The apparatus is provided with: a light transmitting plastic material; a light transmitting back sheet; a plurality of bifacial solar cells that are electrically connected to each other by means of interconnectors; and a transparent filled resin that surrounds the solar cells. The light transmitting plastic material has a curved surface, and is capable of constituting a hermetically closed space by being fixed to a disposition region of a body having the solar cell apparatus disposed thereon. The light transmitting back sheet, the solar cells, and the transparent filled resin are disposed in the hermetically closed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Nobori
  • Patent number: 10050402
    Abstract: A gas laser oscillation device of the present invention including a blower unit having a rotating part that rotates, which includes an impeller, a rotating shaft, a motor rotor and a portion of bearings that are brought into contact with the rotating shaft, and a non-rotating part that does not rotate, which includes a motor stator, a casing and a portion of the bearings that are brought into contact with the casing. Two bearings are disposed between the rotating part and the non-rotating part. A grease supply mechanism that supplies grease to each of the two bearings is provided. A control unit drives the blower unit at a rotation rate lower than a rotation rate when a laser is output, after grease is supplied from the grease supply mechanism to the two bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hayashikawa, Hitoshi Hongu, Nobuo Shinno
  • Patent number: 10051313
    Abstract: A content receiving device includes: a content receiver that acquires a content item; a request receiver that receives an acquisition request for a thumbnail; a generator; and a transmitter. The generator generates a thumbnail of the content item, which is acquired by the content receiver, in response to the acquisition request for the thumbnail being received by the request receiver. The transmitter transmits the thumbnail generated by the generator, to a transmission source of the acquisition request for the thumbnail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunio Gobara
  • Patent number: 10051159
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus comprises a lens optical system including a lens and having first through nth optical regions (n is an integer equal to or greater than 2), an image sensor including pixel groups each including first through nth pixels, an optical element array disposed between the lens optical system and the image sensor and including optical components each guiding light that has passed through the first through nth optical regions to the respective first through nth pixels in each of the pixel groups, and an optical absorption member on which light reflected by the imaging surface of the image sensor is incident. The optical absorptance of the optical absorption member is substantially uniform across the entire wavelength bands of light that passes through the first through nth optical regions and is substantially uniform across the entire optical absorption member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Matsuzaki, Michihiro Yamagata, Norihiro Imamura, Kenji Narumi
  • Patent number: 10051744
    Abstract: An insertion head includes: a horizontal shaft member; one pair of gripping claws, extending on a surface orthogonal to the horizontal shaft member; one pair of gripping claw holding members movable on the horizontal shaft member which hold the one pair of gripping claws; a swing mechanism which rotates and drives the shaft member, and swings the one pair of gripping claw holding members around a center axis of the shaft member; and an interval changing mechanism which moves the one pair of gripping claw holding members on the shaft member and changes an interval between the one pair of gripping claws. The gripping claw extends to be bent on the surface, and each straight line portion of each tip end is offset to a perpendicular axis extending on the surface through a center axis of the shaft member in a posture of being oriented downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10051194
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided for obtaining information from a subject using a terminal device that includes an image sensor having a plurality of exposure lines. The method includes setting an exposure time of the image sensor so that a bright line corresponding to each of the plurality of exposure lines appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines by capturing the subject that changes in luminance, and obtaining identification information of the subject by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained bright line image. The method further includes sending the identification information to a server, obtaining place information indicating a location of the subject from the server, and displaying a location of the terminal device on a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10051233
    Abstract: A conversion method for converting luminance of a video, including a luminance value in a first luminance range, to be displayed on a display apparatus includes: acquiring a first luminance signal indicating a code value obtained by quantization of the luminance value of the video; and converting the code value indicated by the acquired first luminance signal into a second luminance value determined based on a luminance range of the display apparatus, the second luminance value being compatible with a second luminance range with a maximum value smaller than a maximum value of the first luminance range and larger than 100 nit. This provides the conversion method capable of achieving further improvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Kengo Terada, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 10051244
    Abstract: A display image formation device enables, in an intuitive manner, designation of a location which the user wishes to see when multiple panoramic images obtained by multiple panoramic cameras are present, and enables display of the image for a designated site in a suitable state. One panoramic camera is selected from multiple panoramic cameras on the basis of the positional relationship between a designated position on a planar map and the multiple panoramic cameras. An extracted image region, which is extracted from the image photographed by the selected panoramic camera, is determined. A display image is generated such that the extracted image is arranged on the planar map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujimatsu, Michio Miwa
  • Patent number: 10051234
    Abstract: A conversion method for converting luminance of a video, including a luminance value in a first luminance range, to be displayed on a display apparatus includes: acquiring a first luminance signal indicating a code value obtained by quantization of the luminance value of the video; and converting the code value indicated by the acquired first luminance signal into a second luminance value determined based on a luminance range of the display apparatus, the second luminance value being compatible with a second luminance range with a maximum value smaller than a maximum value of the first luminance range and larger than 100 nit. This provides the conversion method capable of achieving further improvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Kengo Terada, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 10051319
    Abstract: A transmission method in the present disclosure includes; obtaining an image and image signal characteristics information indicating one of an opto-electrical transfer function (OETF) or an electro-optical transfer function (EOTF) as image signal characteristics of the image; and transmitting a signal including the image and the image signal characteristics information. According to the transmission method in the present disclosure, a receiving device that received a high dynamic range (HDR) image and a standard dynamic range (SDR) image transmitted through broadcasting or the like can display these images appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Publication number: 20180223234
    Abstract: Electrochemical measurement device according to the present disclosure measures specimen injected into well. The electrochemical measurement device includes wall having an inner wall surface forming well, first working electrode disposed in well and surrounded by the wall, and leakage detecting electrode which detects a leakage of measuring liquid. The lower end of inner wall surface of wall is disposed between first working electrode and leakage detecting electrode viewing from above electrochemical measurement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: ATSUSHI SHUNORI, MASAHIRO YASUMI
  • Publication number: 20180220939
    Abstract: Face detection device that detects a face from an image including a person. The device includes a processor and a memory including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including: receiving captured images by a camera, detecting one face region or more in the captured images, extracting vital information which includes an index indicating a living state of a face imaged in the face region, based on image data regarding the detected face region; and determining whether or not the face in the face region is in a living state, based on the vital information. The face region detector recognizes a face region corresponding to the face which is determined to be in the living state by the vitality determiner among the one face region or more, as a face region based on a living body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi MATSUO, Tsuyoshi NAKAMURA, Tadanori TEZUKA
  • Publication number: 20180226626
    Abstract: A battery includes a stacked electrode body including a plurality of single plate cells and having a positive electrode lead-stacked part and a negative electrode lead-stacked part, the single plate cells each being formed by stacking a positive electrode and a negative electrode with a separator interposed therebetween, the positive electrode lead-stacked part being formed by stacking positive electrode leads of the positive electrodes on top of each other in stacking order of the single plate cells, the negative electrode lead-stacked part being formed by stacking negative electrode leads of the negative electrodes on top of each other in stacking order of the single plate cells; a positive electrode terminal; and a negative electrode terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Maeda, Yoshitaka Shinyashiki
  • Publication number: 20180221952
    Abstract: There is provided a more efficient method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object. The method of the present invention comprises a successive formation of a plurality of solidified layers through a light beam irradiation, wherein the solidified layers are provided by a hybrid of combined systems of an after irradiation system and a simultaneous irradiation system, the after irradiation system being such that the light beam irradiation is performed after a formation of a powder layer, the simultaneous irradiation system being such that the light beam irradiation is performed while a raw material is supplied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio YOSHIDA, Akifumi NAKAMURA, Satoshi ABE, Masanori MORIMOTO, Yoshiyuki UCHINONO
  • Patent number: 10045470
    Abstract: A component mounting line includes a component mounting apparatus and a board distributing apparatus. The component mounting apparatus includes two transport lanes, each having a carry-in area where a board is carried and a mounting area where a component is mounted onto the board received from the carry-in area. The board distributing apparatus distributes the board to any one of the two transport lanes. The board distributing apparatus distributes the board to any one of the two transport lanes based on a presence or absence of boards in the carry-in area and the mounting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Patent number: 10044225
    Abstract: This communication apparatus makes it possible to have a non-contact charging module and a sheet antenna coexist, even in the case where there the non-contact charging module and the sheet antenna in the communication apparatus. The apparatus is provided with: a housing; a secondary-side non-contact charging module, which is housed in the housing, receives power by means of electromagnetic induction, and has a first coil having a conducting wire wound thereon, and a first magnetic sheet facing the first coil; and an NFC antenna, which is housed in the housing, and has a second coil having a conducting wire wound thereon, and a second magnetic sheet facing the second coil. The secondary-side non-contact charging module and the NFC antenna are not laminated to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Hidaka, Takumi Naruse, Munenori Fujimura, Kenichiro Tabata, Tokuji Nishino
  • Patent number: D825553
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuharu Nagai, Vitali Bulgarov
  • Patent number: D825554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuharu Nagai, Vitali Bulgarov