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: 10104475
    Abstract: A magnetic circuit includes: a magnet including a first and a second surface; a top plate disposed on the first surface; a bottom plate coupled magnetically with the second surface; and a yoke coupled magnetically with the bottom plate and disposed so as to protrude from the bottom plate along a first direction. The second surface is parallel to the first surface. The first and the second surfaces are magnetized. The yoke includes a magnetic pole face that opposes the top plate. In a portion where the magnetic pole face is formed, of the yoke, a magnetic saturation part is disposed to generate magnetic saturation. The magnetic saturation part has a shape in which an area of a cross section perpendicular to the first direction decreases with nearness to a tip of the yoke along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki Izumi, Satoshi Koura, Tomonori Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10104644
    Abstract: Provided is a base station capable of suppressing increase of overhead of allocation result report in frequency scheduling in multi-carrier communication and obtaining a sufficient frequency diversity effect. In the base station, encoding units (101-1 to 101-n) encode data (#1 to #n) to mobile stations (#1 to #n), modulation units (102-1 to 102-n) modulate the encoded data so as to generate a data symbol, a scheduler (103) performs frequency scheduling according to a CQI from each mobile station so as to uniformly allocate data to the respective mobile stations for a part of RB extracted from a plurality of RB, and an SCCH generation unit (105) generates control information (SCCH information) to report the allocation result in the scheduler (103) to the respective mobile stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Kuri, Akihiko Nishio, Masaru Fukuoka, Kenichi Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10104315
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a light source that, in operation, emits pulsed light to a living body, an image sensor that includes at least one pixel including a photodiode and charge accumulators that, in operation, accumulate signal charge from the photodiode, and a control circuit that, in operation, controls the image sensor. The charge accumulators, in operation, accumulate the signal charge corresponding to a component of the pulsed light scattered inside the living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamasa Ando, Tsuguhiro Korenaga, Toshiya Fujii
  • Patent number: 10104351
    Abstract: A projection system includes a projection unit, an optical path change unit, a capture unit, and a controller. The projection unit emits projection light for displaying an image. The optical path change unit changes an optical path for the projection light and guides the projection light toward a prescribed projection surface. The capture unit captures a projection image that is projected onto the projection surface from the optical path change unit, based on the image. The controller calculates a first distance that is a length from the projection unit to the optical path change unit along the optical path and a second distance that is a length from the projection unit to the projection surface along a vertical direction, based on the captured image by the capture unit, and controls the projection image based on the first distance and the second distance that are calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fumio Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10098586
    Abstract: A bio-information acquiring terminal for acquiring bio-information includes a bath device (300). The bath device (300) is provided with a bio-information measuring unit (320) configured to measure bio-information of a user taking a bath, and a fingerprint authentication unit (303) configured to specify the user. According to the above configuration, it is possible to easily manage daily changes of the health condition of the user in his or her daily life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Koichi Kusukame, Kazuki Funase, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Patent number: 10101272
    Abstract: A sample detection plate according to the present disclosure includes a first substrate having a first surface, and a sample container that is provided on the first surface of the first substrate to contain a sample that absorbs electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength. The first substrate includes a first material that emits autofluorescence in response to the electromagnetic waves having the predetermined wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Nagatomi, Masaya Nakatani
  • Patent number: 10104291
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an optical system including a movable lens, an image capture unit configured to capture a subject image through the optical system, a sound-collecting microphone, and a control unit configured to control the optical system and the image capture unit and to receive an sound signal from the microphone. The imaging device has a first mode and a second mode as moving-image shooting modes. The control unit makes the movable lens move faster in the first mode than in the second mode when a moving image is captured. The control unit filters the sound signal with a narrower-band filter in the first mode than in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshio Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 10103914
    Abstract: An equalizer circuit includes an phase-to-phase connectors including an phase-to-phase capacitor and four phase-to-phase switches, four output buffers, and control signal generation circuitry. One terminal of each phase-to-phase switches is connected to one of four connection paths on which four conversion signals being different in phase by 90° are input. The other one terminal of each phase-to-phase switches is connected to the phase-to-phase capacitor. Each output buffer is connected to one of the four connection paths and outputs an output signal. The control signal generation circuitry outputs control signals to control turning-on/off of the respective four phase-to-phase switches. A closing of the first, second, third, and fourth phase-to-phase switches are started from any one of phase-to-phase switches in one of a first ascending circulation and a first descending circulation based on the 4-phase control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Yohei Morishita
  • Patent number: 10098701
    Abstract: A force measurement apparatus includes a force detection unit that measures a force generated when a forceps is brought into contact with an inside of a body when an operator inserts a forceps or an endoscope into the body and measures a force generated when the forceps acts on a living body from outside the body, a reference information generating unit that generates reference information serving as information of a force acquired by the force detection unit when the forceps is located at a predetermined position, and an individual force calculation unit that individually calculates a force generated when the forceps acts on the living body in the body based on the reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuko Tsusaka, Yudai Fudaba, Jun Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10098364
    Abstract: A method of preserving freshness of a harvested crop includes irradiating the harvested crop with blue light and misting the harvested crop with water mist while irradiating the harvested crop with the blue light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ohta, Kazuki Harada, Shinichi Aoki, Makoto Yamada
  • Patent number: 10101073
    Abstract: A drug refrigerator capable of temperature control with a small fluctuation range in interior temperature is provided. This is the drug refrigerator in which cold air in a cooling chamber partitioned by a vertical partition plate in the back of an interior is circulated into the interior by a fan. A cold air inlet is formed above the center of the vertical partition plate. At right and left positions lower than a cooler in the cooling chamber, forward-facing cold air outlets are provided. A downward-facing cold air outlet for blowing out cold air toward a bottom part of the interior is provided at a position lower than the forward-facing cold air outlets. The circulation amount of cold air blown out through the forward-facing cold air outlet is made larger than the circulation amount of cold air blown out through the downward-facing cold air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Otsuki, Kenichi Mizumoto
  • Patent number: 10100352
    Abstract: Provided is a DNA chip with micro-channel for DNA analysis, which has a structure in which a silicon layer (chip A) and a plastic layer (chip B) are laminated, wherein the chip A includes at least two PCR reactors connected in series in a micro-channel, and a filter between the PCR reactors, the chip B includes a reagent, a liquid delivery mechanism and a sensor in a micro-channel, and the reagent, liquid delivery mechanism and sensor can be changed according to a kind of an analyte and an object to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: PANASONIC CORPORATION, IMEC VZW
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Maki Hiraoka, Benjamin Jones, Paolo Fiorini
  • Patent number: 10099232
    Abstract: An electrostatic atomizing device of the present disclosure includes a discharge electrode, a counter electrode, a liquid supplying unit, a current path, a voltage applicator, and a limiting resistor. The limiting resistor is disposed on a first current path or a second current path included in the current path. The first current path electrically connects the voltage applicator and the counter electrode, and the second current path electrically connects the voltage applicator and the discharge electrode. This makes it possible to increase an amount of generated radicals while keeping an increase of ozone small. In addition, an electric current peak of an instantaneous electric current can be kept small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Aono, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Takafumi Omori, Osamu Imahori, Takayuki Nakada, Youhei Ishigami
  • Patent number: 10098289
    Abstract: An illumination system includes: a light-emitting module including a blue LED light source that emits blue light having a light emission peak in a blue range of from 400 nm to 470 nm and a red LED light source that emits red light having a light emission peak in a red range of from 610 nm to 680 nm; a light regulator that controls a first light intensity, which is light intensity at the light emission peak in the blue range, and a second light intensity, which is light intensity at the light emission peak in the red range, in a light emission spectrum of light emitted by the light-emitting module; and a clock that measures a time. The light regulator causes the second light intensity to change in conjunction with a change in the first light intensity, in accordance with the time measured by the clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuharu Ueno, Koji Omura
  • Patent number: 10104006
    Abstract: In the bus system, bus interface apparatuses and routers are connected together through packet exchange buses which have been established on the integrated circuit. The bus interface apparatuses are respectively connected to transmission nodes which transmit data of mutually different numbers of bits in one cycle of operation of the bus system. Each of the bus interface apparatuses generates and transmits a packet based on data received from the transmission node connected and header information including size information indicating the number of bits with respect to the transmission node connected. The router analyzes the packet, gets the size information from the header information, determines how to allocate a space in the buffer for storage by reference to the size information gotten, and stores the received packet in the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD
    Inventors: Atsushi Yoshida, Satoru Tokutsu, Tomoki Ishii, Takao Yamaguchi, Yuuki Soga
  • Patent number: 10101446
    Abstract: An object detection device includes first information generation circuitry second information generation circuitry, region calculation circuitry, measured value interpolation circuitry, and object determination circuitry. The measured value interpolation circuitry which, in operation, calculates a first interpolated measured value of the first target object region using the second measured value of the second target object region or calculates a second interpolated measured value of the second target object region using the first measured value of the first target object region. The object determination circuitry which, in operation, determines the target object using a combination of the first measured value and the first interpolated measured value or a combination of the second measured value and the second interpolated measured value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Weijie Liu, Makoto Yasugi, Yoichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10100520
    Abstract: The panel unit includes a first panel, a second panel facing the first panel with a space provided therebetween the first panel and the second panel, a partition separating the space from a surrounding space, and a switching mechanism. The switching mechanism is located in the space for allowing a change in thermal conductivity between the first panel and the second panel. The switching mechanism includes at least one connector which is thermally conductive, and is switchable between a first state in which the at least one connector is out of contact with the first panel or the second panel and a second state in which the at least one connector is in contact with both the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10102991
    Abstract: The contact apparatus includes a fixed contact, a movable contact, and an arc extinguishing member. The movable contact is movable between a closed position where the movable contact is in contact with the fixed contact and an open position where the movable contact is separate from the fixed contact. The arc extinguishing member is for discharging an arc extinguishing gas offering a capacity for extinguishment of an arc, into a space containing the fixed contact and the movable contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kanematsu, Shinya Kimoto, Riichi Uotome
  • Patent number: 10101957
    Abstract: An image processing device performs image processing on image data for projection into a projection area. The image processing device comprises a memory and an image processor. The memory at least temporarily stores image data. The image processor specifies a certain area that is part of the projection area and extends from one end of the projection area, and corrects the image data so as to satisfy a certain condition on the basis of the specification of the certain area. The certain condition is that the correction amount A for the brightness of the image data portion to be projected into the certain area and the correction amount B for the brightness of the other image data portion in the projection area satisfy the relation A<B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Yamamoto, Hideo Onishi, Kou Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10102817
    Abstract: A display device includes a processor including a first display mode in which the processor displays the image on the display screen from an internal image data after the processor receives a first control signal, and a second display mode in which the processor displays the image on the display screen from the image data received by the processor after the processor receives a second control signal. A luminance adjuster adjusts a display luminance based on the internal image data corresponding to a final frame immediately before switching from the first display mode to the second display mode to a display luminance higher than a display luminance of the internal image data of another frame in the first display mode. In the final frame, the image is displayed based on the internal image data in which the display luminance is adjusted by the luminance adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiki Onishi, Iwane Ichiyama, Tatsuhiro Inuzuka
  • Patent number: 10101448
    Abstract: An on-board radar apparatus includes a transmitter/receiver that transmits a radar signal to a detection range for every frame and receives one or more reflected signals which are the radar signal reflected by one or more objects; a detector that detects, for every frame in each direction within the detection range, a position of a reflection point closest to the on-board radar apparatus as a boundary candidate position, which serves as a boundary with a region where no object exists within the detection range, among one or more reflection points detected on the basis of the one or more reflected signals; a calculator that calculates movement amount concerning an amount of movement of the on-board radar apparatus; an estimator that generates, for every frame in each direction within the detection range, an estimated boundary position by converting the boundary candidate position detected in a past frame into a boundary position in a current frame on the basis of the movement amount; and a smoother that perfor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Asako Hamada, Hirofumi Nishimura, Kiyotaka Kobayashi, Maiko Shikatani
  • Patent number: 10102861
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for managing a plurality of target devices are provided. A voice command is received by an input associated with a first target device. The voice command includes first voice information and indicates an operation instruction. The first voice information includes identification information. The first target device is specified by referencing a database in which the identification information and a device ID of the first target device are associated. It is determined whether the voice command includes second voice information that identifies a second target device as an operation object for the operation instruction. When the second voice information is not included, the first target device is caused to execute the operation instruction. When the second voice information is included, a control command is transmitted to the second target device for causing the second target device to execute the operation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kojima, Yoichi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10101724
    Abstract: A laser machining robot includes a manipulator, a robot controller, and a laser machining head. The robot controller controls the operation of the manipulator. The laser machining head is mounted to the manipulator and scans a laser beam. The laser machining head includes a servomotor for driving a member for scanning the laser beam. The drive of the servomotor is controlled by the robot controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yiheng Kung, Yasushi Mukai, Wataru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10101741
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle includes: a memory that stores first information acquired and second information acquired, the first information indicating the current position of the unmanned aerial vehicle, the second information indicating the current position of a manipulation device that transmits a command to remotely manipulate the unmanned aerial vehicle; a receiver that receives information transmitted from a transmission source, the information including an emergency warning; a processor; and a controller that controls the unmanned aerial vehicle. The processor compares a target region which is indicated in the information and for which the emergency warning is intended and the current position of the unmanned aerial vehicle and compares the target region and the current position of the manipulation device. The controller evacuates the unmanned aerial vehicle in accordance with the results of the comparisons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Masashi Okada
  • Patent number: 10103181
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: pixels arranged in a matrix; a vertical signal line provided for each column, conveying a pixel signal; a power line provided for each column, proving a power supply voltage; and a feedback signal line provided for each column, conveying a signal from a peripheral circuit to a pixel, in which each of the pixels includes: an N-type diffusion layer; a photoelectric conversion element above the N-type diffusion layer; and a charge accumulation node between the N-type diffusion layer and the photoelectric conversion element, accumulating signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion element, the feedback signal line, a metal line which is a part of the charge accumulation node, the vertical signal line, and the power line are disposed in a second interconnect layer, and the vertical signal line and the power line are disposed between the feedback signal line and the metal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tokuhiko Tamaki, Hirohisa Ohtsuki, Ryohei Miyagawa, Motonori Ishii
  • Patent number: 10104076
    Abstract: A system performs mutual authentication between a controller and a first device, creates a group key, shares the group key, and sets the first device as a reference device. The system performs mutual authentication between the controller and a second device, and shares the group key with the second device. Thereafter, the system, performs mutual authentication between the controller and the first device, updates the group key, and shares the updated group key between the controller and the first device. At a group key update timing when the group key is updated, the system performs mutual authentication between the controller and the second device, and shares the updated group key with the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yuji Unagami, Manabu Maeda, Hideki Matsushima
  • Patent number: 10102554
    Abstract: A method includes: inputting information indicating power usage; generating a differential value between i) a first cumulative value of power usage corresponding to a first user ID and ii) a second cumulative value of power usage corresponding to a second user ID in a prescribed period; generating a first conversion value by converting the differential value to a use time of a first electric home appliance; generating a first electricity bill value by converting the differential value to an electricity bill; generating display data indicating that the first electricity bill value corresponds to the first conversion value; and transmitting the display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Ryuji Inoue, Takamitsu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10103382
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery disclosed in the present application includes: a positive electrode capable of absorbing and releasing lithium, containing a positive electrode active material composed of a lithium-containing transition metal oxide having a layered crystalline structure; and a negative electrode capable of absorbing and releasing lithium, containing a negative electrode active material composed of a lithium-containing transition metal oxide obtained by substituting some of Ti element of a lithium-containing titanium oxide having a spinel crystalline structure with one or more element different from Ti, wherein a retention of the negative electrode is set to be greater than a retention of the positive electrode, and an irreversible capacity rate of the negative electrode is set to be greater than an irreversible capacity rate of the positive electrode, whereby a discharge ends by negative electrode limitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Takeuchi, Masaki Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10102879
    Abstract: A recording medium is provided in which are recorded a stream file including a first luminance video expressed by luminance of a first dynamic range, a second luminance video expressed by luminance of a second dynamic range that is broader than the first dynamic range, and a playlist file for controlling playback of the stream file. The first and second combination information, representing combinations of elementary streams that can be played at the same time, is described in the playlist file. Elementary streams that can be played at the same time with the first luminance video are listed in the first combination information. Elementary streams that can be played at the same time with the second luminance video are listed in the second combination information. The number of elementary streams of a predetermined type listed in the first combination information and the second combination information are equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Kazuhiro Mochinaga
  • Patent number: 10103565
    Abstract: This handheld-terminal charging device has a plurality of charging coils, a plurality of detection coils, and a control unit that is electrically connected to said charging coils and detection coils. The control unit drives the plurality of detection coils and watches for impedance changes that said detection coils detect when thus driven. If a detection coil detects an impedance change, a charging coil corresponding to said detection coil is selected from among the plurality of charging coils and a magnetic field is outputted from the selected charging coil. If a response signal that has been agreed upon with a handheld terminal is received in response to said magnetic field, the selected charging coil is used to charge said handheld terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuto Yamanishi, Ken Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 10103581
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission system according to the present disclosure includes: a pair of antennas, between which power is transmissible wirelessly by resonant magnetic coupling at a frequency f0, one of which is a series resonant circuit, and the other of which is a parallel resonant circuit; and a control section, which controls a transmission frequency according to the magnitude of the power being transmitted between the antennas. If the power transmitted between the antennas is greater than a reference value P1, the control section sets the transmission frequency to be a value that falls within a first level range that is higher than the frequency f0. But if the power is smaller than the reference value P1, then the control section sets the transmission frequency to be a value that falls within a second level range that is lower than the first level range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kanno, Hiroshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10103400
    Abstract: A membrane-electrode assembly including an electrolyte membrane (1), a pair of catalyst layers (3, 3) facing each other sandwiching the electrolyte membrane (1), and a pair of gas diffusion layers facing each other sandwiching the electrolyte membrane (1) and the pair of catalyst layers (3, 3), wherein at least one of the pair of catalyst layers (3, 3) includes unwoven cloth (6A) including fiber-like structures (6) each having proton conduction performance, and wherein a portion of the unwoven cloth is buried in the electrolyte membrane (1) adjacent to the catalyst layer (3) including the unwoven cloth (6A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Mori, Toshiyuki Kojima, Shinya Kikuzumi
  • Patent number: 10103298
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) module which includes: a substrate; a resist including a plurality of layers above the substrate; and an LED element mounted above the substrate. The plurality of layers includes a second layer that is an uppermost layer and a first layer that is an underlying layer. The second layer that is the uppermost layer includes fluorine as a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Tagami, Masumi Abe, Hisaki Fujitani, Kosuke Takehara, Toshiaki Kurachi
  • Patent number: 10103407
    Abstract: A battery includes a first portion and a second portion, in which the first portion includes a first positive electrode layer, a first negative electrode layer, and a first solid electrolyte layer located between the first positive electrode layer and the first negative electrode layer, in which the second portion includes a second positive electrode layer, a second negative electrode layer, and a second solid electrolyte layer located between the second positive electrode layer and the second negative electrode layer, in which the first portion and the second portion are in contact with each other, the second portion is more sharply bent than the first portion, the first solid electrolyte layer contains a first binder, the second solid electrolyte layer contains a second binder, and the second solid electrolyte layer containing the second binder has higher flexibility than a flexibility of the first solid electrolyte layer containing the first binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Komori, Izuru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10103810
    Abstract: A signboard apparatus includes: light panel apparatuses arranged two-dimensionally, and each having a transmission function and a light-emitting face for visible light communication; and a control apparatus that performs, with respect to the light panel apparatuses, exclusive control of the transmission function. The light panel apparatuses are arranged as a collective signboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shojirou Kido, Yohei Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10103361
    Abstract: A coin type battery includes a battery case, a sealing plate, and a power generation element sealed by the battery case and the sealing plate. At least one of the battery case and the sealing plate is made of a cladding material that includes: a surface layer disposed on the outer surface side; an intermediate layer disposed on the inner surface side of the surface layer; and a substrate layer disposed on the inner surface side of the intermediate layer. The surface layer is made of nickel, and the intermediate layer contains titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Takahashi, Tomohiro Yagishita
  • Publication number: 20180294663
    Abstract: An information displaying method is provided. A monitor of a display device is caused to display, for each of a plurality of devices, first information and second information. The first information indicates a device of the plurality of devices. The second information indicates a state of charge of a battery pack in the device. The first information and the second information are displayed in association with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LT D.
    Inventors: Shoichi TOYA, Kazuki FUNASE
  • Publication number: 20180294654
    Abstract: A method performed by an information terminal is provided. Profile information of an electrical device connected to a storage battery pack is received from the storage battery pack. The profile information includes device identification information of the electrical device and an item of state information indicating a state of the electrical device. A value of the item of state information of the electrical device is received from the storage battery pack. When a first instruction that causes the item of state information and the value of the item of state information to be displayed is received, a first display screen is displayed on the display of the information terminal. The first display screen depicts the item of state information and the value of the item of state information by using the received profile information and the received value of the item of state information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LT D.
    Inventors: Go KURODA, Shoichi TOYA
  • Publication number: 20180293598
    Abstract: It is possible to acquire analysis information pertaining to a customer's commodity acquisition behavior with high accuracy by discriminating whether a subject of an action of reaching out to a display shelf area is a store employee or a customer. The personal behavior analysis device includes: an image analyzer that analyzes captured images around a display shelf area, detects a person staying in front of a display shelf area, and acquires analysis information pertaining to physical states of the person; an access action detector that detects an access action, based on the analysis information; a behavior determiner that determines whether or not the access action corresponds to a prescribed behavioral pattern based on access action occurrence circumstances; and an analysis information generator that selects the access action and generates analysis information pertaining to the access action occurrence circumstance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji SATO
  • Publication number: 20180295426
    Abstract: An entertainment system for a vehicle accommodating a passenger with a personal electronic device executing a screen sharing application. The entertainment system includes a network onboard the vehicle and information processing devices connected to the network. Each device includes a data processor, and at least one including a display monitor and a screen sharing server executed by the data processor of the device with the screen sharing server being receptive to a display data stream communicated over the network to the screen sharing server by execution of the screen sharing application of the portable electronic device. The display data stream is communicated after pairing of the screen sharing application the device. A media player application executed by the data processor of the device determines if the display data stream is encrypted. If so, the media player application requests a license and after receipt of the license, a decrypted display data stream is rendered the display monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Yuting Chen, Philip Watson, Steven Bates
  • Patent number: 10094373
    Abstract: A valve device of a compressor of the present invention comprises a plate (17), a reed (21, 75), and a stopper (31), wherein the reed includes: an opening/closing section (60, 70), a fastened section (61, 71); and a joining section (62, 72), the opening/closing section, the fastened section and the joining section being arranged in a direction in which a symmetric axis extends; wherein in a portion of the joining section which is closer to the opening/closing section, a pair of portions (102, 112, 82, 86) of an outer periphery of each of one or two openings (63, 65, 73, 77) which are closest to both ends of the joining section are symmetric with respect to the symmetric axis so as to form a substantially-V-shape or substantially-U-shape, in a direction from the opening/closing section toward the fastened section; and in a portion of the joining section which is closer to the fastened section, a pair of portions (103, 113, 83, 87) of the outer periphery of each of one or two openings which are closest to the b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Hikichi, Yu Haraki
  • Patent number: 10094739
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus includes: a radiation apparatus which includes a first laser diode and a second laser diode; a light guide which includes a first photoreceptor, a second photoreceptor, and a leak, and guides laser light received by the first photoreceptor and the second photoreceptor, the leak allowing leakage laser light to be leaked out in a direction crossing a light-guiding direction, the leakage laser light being part of the laser light; a converter which converts a wavelength of the leakage laser light leaked out of the light guide; and a detector which detects, at a non-radiation time in which laser light is not radiated, an electromotive force of the first laser diode, the electromotive force being based on laser light radiated by the second laser diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shintaro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10094622
    Abstract: A method for forming a crystal nucleus in a latent heat storage material contains a solvent and a dissolved substance. The solvent contains water as the main ingredient. The latent heat storage material retains latent heat in a supercooled state. The method includes: (a) separating out an anhydride of the dissolved substance by heating or cooling part of the latent heat storage material in the supercooled state; and (b) supplying a droplet comprising water to the anhydride, to terminate the supercooled state of the latent heat storage material, and make the latent heat storage material dissipate heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Renji Honda, Shigenori Maeda, Toyoji Gushima, Hironori Tomita, Toshiyasu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10096747
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) module is provided. The LED module includes a substrate, a metal layer disposed above the substrate, a resist layer disposed above the substrate and including a plurality of layers, an LED chip mounted above the substrate, and a wire connecting the metal layer and the LED chip. In a first region in which the LED chip is mounted, at least a portion of the resist layer is disposed directly on the substrate with the LED chip being mounted above the resist layer via an adhesive. In a second region which includes a connection at which the wire and the metal layer are connected and a periphery of the connection, the metal layer is disposed above the substrate with the resist layer being disposed above the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masumi Abe, Naoki Tagami, Toshiaki Kurachi
  • Patent number: 10094769
    Abstract: A substance detection sensor includes a first light source, a second light source, and a substance detector. The first light source irradiates a detection area including a plurality of target areas with reference light having a first wavelength through surface irradiation using optical scanning. The second light source irradiates the detection area with first measuring light having a second wavelength different from the first wavelength through the surface irradiation using the optical scanning. The substance detector detects a specific substance in the detection area based on reflection light of the reference light from the first light source and reflection light of the first measuring light from the second light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Hirata, Yuuji Terashima, Kazuhiro Yanagi
  • Patent number: 10093234
    Abstract: An image display system includes a display provided on an interior surface of a vehicle body structure, including a front pillar, and a camera that captures an image of an extended region including an image of a blind spot region outside the vehicle body structure. When the door is in a closed state, the image display system causes the display to display the image of the blind spot region. The image of the blind spot region is generated based on the image of the extended region captured by the camera, by extracting, from the image of the extended region, the image of the blind spot region in a shape of the display. An interior surface of the front pillar includes a curved shape. The display is provided in the interior surface of the front pillar along the curved shape of the interior surface of the front pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takaaki Ukeda
  • Patent number: 10094529
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member, comprises: a substrate; a first wavelength conversion layer on the substrate, the first wavelength conversion layer containing a first phosphor and a first matrix; and a second wavelength conversion layer containing a second phosphor, first inorganic particles, and a second matrix. The first phosphor and the second phosphor convert at least part of the excitation light incident on the second main surface into first light having longer wavelengths than the excitation light. The first light is emitted from the second main surface of the second wavelength conversion layer. A volume Vp1 of the first phosphor, a volume Vw1 of the first wavelength conversion layer, a volume Vp2 of the second phosphor, and a volume Vw2 of the second wavelength conversion layer satisfy Vp1/Vw1>Vp2/Vw2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Nagasaki, Takahiro Hamada, Kazuma Mima, Yukihiko Sugio
  • Patent number: 10094521
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus includes a first light guide, a converter, a second light guide, and a return. The first light guide includes a first photoreceptor, a second photoreceptor, and a leak. The first light guide guides first light radiated by a radiation apparatus and received by the first photoreceptor and the second photoreceptor. The leak allows second light to be leaked out in a direction crossing a light-guiding direction. The second light is part of the first light. The converter is disposed along the first light guide and converts a wavelength of the second light leaked out of the first light guide. The second light guide does not include the leak and guides third light radiated by the radiation apparatus toward the second photoreceptor. The return returns the third light guided by the second light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shintaro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10095002
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes a fixed frame, an annular operation ring rotatable with respect to the fixed frame, a drive frame rotatable together with the operation ring with respect to the fixed frame, a mobile frame movable together with lens held by the mobile frame along an optical axis direction based on a rotation of the drive frame, a coil array fixed to any one of the fixed frame and the drive frame and composed of a plurality of coils disposed alongside in a circumferential direction, and a magnet array fixed to the other of the fixed frame and the drive frame and composed of a plurality of magnets disposed alongside in the circumferential direction, in which the drive frame is rotated by electromagnetic force generated by supplying a current to the coil array, and the mobile frame is driven along the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Onishi
  • Patent number: 10095274
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first unit (100) and a second unit detachable from each other. The second unit includes an input unit, a socket, and a hinge. The socket has a first wall and a second wall. In the first wall and the second wall, a length (L1) of a portion to support both ends of the longitudinal side of the first unit is greater than a length (L2) of a portion to support the region other than both ends of the longitudinal side of the first unit. The lengths (L1) and (L2) are perpendicular to the longitudinal side of the first unit. The portion to support the region other than both ends of the longitudinal side of the first unit has a linear opening-side end parallel to the longitudinal side of the first unit when the first and second walls are seen vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatani, Akira Iwamoto, Takeshi Mori