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: 10264524
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system including a slave device, and a master device wirelessly connected to the slave device, the slave device includes a wireless communicator that performs wireless communication with the master device, a power supply unit that supplies power to each unit of the slave device, an interrupt detector that detects various interrupts, and a controller that controls the entire slave device, the interrupt detector supplies the power from the power supply unit to each unit of the slave device when detecting a timer interrupt occurring at predetermined intervals, and the controller performs control to perform an initialization process of the wireless communicator when the power is supplied from the power supply unit to each unit of the slave device, and perform an entire initialization process of the slave device when a capture signal is received via the wireless communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Hirai, Toshiyuki Sugitani, Shinji Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10264350
    Abstract: A sound source probing apparatus, including storage and processing circuitry, is provided that probes a direction of a sound source. The processing circuitry performs operations including determining a first correlation matrix that is a correlation matrix of acoustic signals acquired as observation signals by a microphone array including two or more microphones disposed apart from each other. The operations also include determining, by learning, weights such that a linear sum of a plurality of second correlation matrices multiplied by the respective weights is equal to the first correlation matrix where the plurality of second correlation matrices are correlation matrices, which are determined for respective directions determined based on an array arrangement of the microphone array and which are stored in advance in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takeo Kanamori, Kohhei Hayashida, Shintaro Yoshikuni
  • Patent number: 10264655
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a light source; a storage for storing sound wave data which is predetermined; a microphone that detects sound; a communication circuit that communicates with a master controller; and a controller that performs pairing of the luminaire with the master controller via the communication circuit. The controller obtains sound wave data from the sound detected by the microphone, and performs the pairing when the sound wave data obtained matches the sound wave data stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsumi Setomoto, Kentaro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10263229
    Abstract: Cells are arranged in a predetermined arrangement and are held by holding unit. The holding unit includes a first holding unit, a second holding unit, and a third holding unit. The first holding unit holds cells so as to partially cover the one side of the outer peripheral surfaces of the cells in the longitudinal direction. The second holding unit holds the cells so as to partially cover the other side of the outer peripheral surfaces of the cells in the longitudinal direction. The third holding unit holds the cells so as to cover a region that is covered with neither the first holding unit nor the second holding unit, of the outer peripheral surfaces of the cells in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Motokawa, Daisuke Kishii, Keisuke Shimizu, Akira Takano
  • Patent number: 10259329
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus capable of cheaply securing safety and achieving watertightness. The power conversion apparatus (100) has: a charging device (14) for charging from an external power source (20) to a cell (30); an inverter (13) for converting the current of the cell (30) from direct current to alternating current and supplying the current to a motor (40); and a junction box (15) for relaying an electrical connection. The inverter (13), the charging device (14), and the junction box (15) are contained in a single housing. Also, the charging device (14) and the junction box (15) are electrically connected, and the junction box (15) and the inverter (13) are electrically connected. Also, the junction box (15) and the inverter (13) are connected by a bus bar (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Hosaka, Kazushige Kakutani, Kenji Taguchi, Takashi Kamiya, Nobuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10263749
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation signal generators, which generate a first OFDM modulation signal and a second OFDM modulation signal. The transmission apparatus also includes a transmitter that transmits the first OFDM modulation signal from a first antenna and the second OFDM modulation signal from a second antenna, in an identical frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Masayuki Orihashi, Akihiko Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10258995
    Abstract: Provided are a solvent separation method, a solvent separation apparatus, and a solvent separation system that make it possible to easily collect a solvent removed from an exhaust atmosphere and that make it possible to easily carry out maintenance of exhaust gas pathways. An impeller placed in a storage space of a casing is rotated to introduce a gas including a volatilized solvent from an inlet of the casing into the storage space, and the volatilized solvent is cooled and devolatilized by a collection face that has been cooled so as to have a surface temperature lower than the temperature of the gas, to thereby separate the solvent from the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Nagai, Masanori Minamio, Toshiro Kanda, Yasuyuki Takano, Masahiro Kawata
  • Patent number: 10262909
    Abstract: Semiconductor layer is formed on semiconductor substrate. Semiconductor layer has a plurality of well regions in a surface remote from semiconductor substrate. Semiconductor layer includes drift region in addition to the plurality of well regions. The plurality of well regions each include body region, source region, and contact region. Source region is in contact with body region. Contact region is in contact with both body region and source region. Body region, source region, and source wire are at an identical potential because of contact region. Semiconductor layer includes ineffective region R at the surface remote from semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kiyosawa
  • Patent number: 10259115
    Abstract: A work device includes a base unit, a movable unit configured to have an end effector mounted thereto, linking mechanisms linking the base unit to the movable unit, actuators fixed to the base unit for driving the plurality of linking mechanisms, respectively, and a controller that moves the end effector by operating the actuators. A certain linking mechanism out of the plurality of linking mechanisms includes a joint. The controller includes a joint angle determination unit that determines whether or not a bending angle of the linking mechanism at the joint is within an operable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Takano, Satoru Kimura
  • Patent number: 10262806
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element and an electrolyte solution. The capacitor element includes: an anode foil on which a dielectric layer is formed; a cathode foil which is opposite to the anode foil and on which an inorganic conductive layer is formed; and a conductive polymer layer that is interposed between the anode foil and the cathode foil, the conductive polymer layer including a conductive polymer. The cathode foil has a roughened surface on which the inorganic conductive layer is formed. And the conductive polymer layer is a layer formed with use of a dispersion or a solution containing the conductive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10260888
    Abstract: A navigation satellite system includes a first electronic device that decides, based on received GNSS correction data, integer ambiguity in a difference between a first carrier phase of a first radio wave received by a fixed station and a second carrier phase of a second radio wave received by the first electronic device to calculate a path difference between the first radio wave and the second radio wave. The system also includes a second electronic device that calculates, based on the GNSS correction data, a difference between a third carrier phase of a third radio wave received by the second electronic device and the first carrier phase received from the first electronic device and calculates, by using the integer ambiguity, a path difference between the first radio wave and the third radio wave to calculate second relative coordinates of the second electronic device with respect to the fixed station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsunao Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10258999
    Abstract: A separator includes a rotor, a plurality of flow channels each of which has an inlet and an outlet for gas and are in a vicinity of a rotation axis of the rotor, an air current producer configured to cause gas to flow through the plurality of flow channels, a driving device configured to rotate the rotor to rotate the plurality of flow channels around the rotation axis, and a discharger for allowing discharge of solid materials suspended in airstream produced in each of the plurality of flow channels, in a direction away from the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Akasaka, Yoshiki Hayasaki, Koji Tsuji, Hirotaka Matsunami, Masanao Kamakura, Yoshikazu Kuzuoka
  • Patent number: 10259924
    Abstract: A method for producing a silica aerogel, includes: (i) adding an electroconductive polymer to the sol of an aqueous alkaline silicate solution to convert the sol to a gel; (ii) aging the gel to cause said gel to grow; (iii) hydrophobizing the gel; and (iv) drying the gel. Further provided is a silica aerogel including an electroconductive polymer. Still further provided is a heat-insulation material, including the above-described silica aerogel and fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Sakatani, Kazuma Oikawa, Kei Toyota
  • Patent number: 10260690
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a main body that is elongated; a light emitter disposed on a top surface of the main body; and a light-transmissive cover that is elongated along a lengthwise direction of the main body and covers the light emitter from above. The lighting apparatus includes a substrate having a major surface; and a receiver that is disposed on the major surface and receives the radio waves. The substrate is disposed on a side of the main body in the lengthwise direction, in such an orientation that the major surface intersects the lengthwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Miyahara
  • Patent number: 10259581
    Abstract: A monitor device including: a display section having a display surface; an operation section disposed at a bottom of the display section and having an operation surface substantially parallel to the display surface; a connecting section disposed at a lateral side of the operation section and having a connecting surface tilted downward relative to the display surface; and a surface switching section that connects the operation surface and the connecting surface to each other, and a normal of the display surface and a normal of the connecting surface form an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Fujimoto, Kaname Tomita, Mitsuhiro Tosa
  • Patent number: 10261317
    Abstract: The image display device includes a light source, screens on which images are formed by being irradiated with light from the light source, a scanning unit that scans the screens by using the light from the light source, an optical system that generates a virtual image by using light from the screens, and a drive unit that includes a holder for integrally supporting the screens and moves the screens together with the holder The screens are aligned in a direction perpendicular to a movement direction of the holder caused by the drive unit, and are installed at positions that are shifted from each other by a certain distance in the movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Furuya, Akira Kurozuka, Yuta Yamamoto, Susumu Uragami
  • Patent number: 10260687
    Abstract: A light-emitting module is provided. The light emitting module includes a substrate; a thin-film layer that is disposed above the substrate, the thin-film layer defining an opening that exposes a surface of the substrate; a light-emitting element disposed above the substrate and in the opening; and a sealant disposed above the substrate and in the opening, the sealant containing a wavelength converter and sealing the light-emitting element. A thickness of the thin-film layer is less than a thickness of the sealant. An edge portion of the sealant is in contact with the thin-film layer. The surface of the substrate and a surface of the thin-film layer are hydrophilic. The surface of the thin-film layer has a lower wettability than a wettability of the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisaki Fujitani, Masumi Abe, Kosuke Takehara
  • Patent number: 10260694
    Abstract: A headlight for a vehicle having good heat dissipation performance includes a plurality of lens units, each including a plurality of light emitting devices, and lenses arranged so as to face the respective plural light emitting devices. The plurality of light emitting devices include first light emitting devices arranged on an inner side of the vehicle and having a first light emitting area and second light emitting devices arranged on an outer side of the vehicle having a second light emitting area. A first light distribution emitted from first lens units having the first light emitting devices and a second light distribution emitted from second lens units having the second light emitting devices are included, and the second light emitting area is smaller than the first light emitting area as well as a range of the second light distribution is smaller than a range of the first light distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kasano, Takashi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10261401
    Abstract: A light source device has a blue solid-state light source, a red solid-state light source, a first retardation plate, a dichroic mirror, a phosphor plate, a second retardation plate, and a reflector. The first retardation plate causes light from the blue solid-state light source to have a phase difference. The dichroic mirror provides the light from the blue solid-state light source with polarization separation, receiving the light from the blue solid-state light source and light from the red solid-state light source in an identical direction. The phosphor plate emits fluorescence light, excited by one light, separated by the dichroic mirror. The second retardation plate converts, into circular polarization, polarization of the light from the red solid-state light source and other light, separated by the dichroic mirror. The reflector reflects light converted into circular polarization by being passed through the second retardation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10264278
    Abstract: A motion vector derivation unit includes a comparison unit for comparing a parameter TR1 for a reference vector with a predetermined value to determine whether it exceeds the predetermined value or not; a switching unit for switching selection between the maximum value of a pre-stored parameter TR and the parameter TR1 according to the comparison result by the comparison unit; a multiplier parameter table (for multipliers); and a multiplier parameter table (for divisors) for associating the parameter TR1 with a value approximate to the inverse value (1/TR1) of this parameter TR1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Shinya Kadono, Satoshi Kondo, Makoto Hagai, Kiyofumi Abe
  • Patent number: 10261630
    Abstract: An input device includes a display unit which displays data on a screen, a proximity detection unit which detects proximity of a finger to the screen and outputs a proximity detection signal, a manipulation judging unit which discriminates between a valid manipulation and a return manipulation of successive movement manipulations of the finger on the basis of proximity detection signals in accordance with the successive movement manipulations of the proximity detected finger, and a control unit which invalidates proximity detection signals corresponding to the discriminated return manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Masatoshi Nakao
  • Patent number: 10261681
    Abstract: A control method displays a display screen including a first display area that displays a target medical image and a second display area that displays a received plurality of similar medical images including first and second similar medical images, the first and second similar medical images being displayed adjacently to each other in the second display area. If a first operation is sensed, the control method displays the target medical image adjacent to the first similar medical image in the second display area, and also display the target medical image adjacent to the second similar medical image in the second display area. The first operation is an operation of moving the target medical image adjacent to the first similar medical image in the second display area, and also moving the target medical image adjacent to the second similar medical image in the second display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Kozuka, Kazutoyo Takata, Kenji Kondo
  • Patent number: 10261354
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes an annular seal located between a first substrate and a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer sealed in a space surrounded by the first substrate, the second substrate, and the annular seal. The first substrate includes a first metal layer, a first insulating layer covering the first metal layer, a second metal layer formed on the first insulating layer, a second insulating layer covering the second metal layer, a third metal layer formed on the second insulating layer, a third insulating layer covering the third metal layer, an alignment layer arranged on the third insulating layer, and a display region where a plurality of pixels are formed. At least one recessed groove is formed in the third insulating layer and is located at a region between the display region and the annular seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Iwato
  • Patent number: 10261398
    Abstract: The electronic device of the present disclosure has a mounting section, a voltage determiner, and an attach-detach detector. The mounting section accepts a removable, externally-connected device and connects to a data line into which a unit signal having a data period for transmitting a data signal and a detection period for transmitting a detection signal is fed from the externally-connected device. The voltage determiner determines an electric potential of the data line so as to have a first logical value when the externally-connected device is detached from the mounting section. The attach-detach detector detects whether the externally-connected device is mounted on, or detached from the mounting section by detecting the detection signal of the first logical value determined by the voltage determiner or a second logical value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Kasugai
  • Patent number: 10261647
    Abstract: An electrostatic capacitive coupling type touch panel including an input region having four sides, a peripheral region around the input region, terminals formed in the peripheral region along a first side of the input region, wirings formed in the peripheral region along second, third and fourth sides of the input region, and the input region having X and Y electrodes crossing. The wirings are connected between corresponding X or Y electrodes and wiring terminals plurality of terminals. A dummy wiring, which is not connected to any of the X electrodes or Y electrodes, is provided outside the wiring formed in a farthest position from the input region, and the dummy wiring extends through the peripheral region along the second, third and fourth sides of the input region, and electrically connects to at least one dummy wiring terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Esaka, Shouji Ikeda, Kouichi Anno
  • Patent number: 10263641
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes an encoder that codes a data sequence with a parity check matrix, wherein the data sequence includes a final information bit sequence and virtual information bits, and outputs the final information bit sequence and a parity sequence, as LDPC codes, and a transmitter that transmits the LDPC codes as a transmission data. A column length of the parity check matrix is longer than a total length of the final information bit sequence and the parity sequence, by a length of the virtual information bits that are set to “0” and are not transmitted. The total length of the final information bit sequence and the parity sequence has a sequence length corresponding to a length from a first column to a determined column of the parity check matrix. The encoder generates the LDPC codes by using the first column to the determined column among one or more column(s) of the parity check matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Shutai Okamura, Masayuki Orihashi, Takaaki Kishigami, Shozo Okasaka
  • Patent number: 10263701
    Abstract: A display method capable of displaying an image valuable to a user is disclosed. The display method according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: Step S41 of capturing, by an imaging sensor, a still image lit up by a transmitter that transmits a signal by luminance change of light as a subject to obtain a captured image; Step S42 of decoding the signal from the captured image; and Step S43 of reading video corresponding to the decoded signal from a memory and superimposing the video on a target region corresponding to the subject in the captured image for display on a display. In Step S43, out of a plurality of images included in the video, the plurality of images is sequentially displayed from a leading image identical to the still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10263543
    Abstract: A power tool system includes a battery pack, a charger connectable to the battery pack, and a power tool body connectable to the battery pack. The battery pack includes a battery pack memory that stores identification information in a smallest unit allowing for communication with the charger and the power tool body. Each of the charger and the power tool body includes a device memory that stores at least one piece of identification information of a usable battery pack. Each of the charger and the power tool body or the battery pack includes a determination unit that determines whether or not the at least one piece of identification information stored in the device memory includes the identification information stored in the battery pack memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Ikeda, Naoki Tsuruta, Akira Kawai
  • Patent number: 10264110
    Abstract: Telephone directory data stored in storage unit (103) of a cordless telephone device of the present invention is data in which a telephone directory serial number, name information, telephone number information, and thumbnail image data are associated with each communication partner. With respect to telephone directory data, slave device transfer data transmitting unit (125) transmits only telephone directory serial number and thumbnail image data after conversion in association with each other, to the cordless phone slave device. In a case where there is an incoming call destined to a specific cordless phone slave device from a subscriber line, call control unit (121) transmits the telephone directory serial number, the name information, and the telephone number information of the telephone directory data of a caller, together with incoming information, to the cordless phone slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hikaru Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10264172
    Abstract: Provided is an image system device comprising: a plurality of imaging units that captures a specific subject from different directions; a shooting signal transmitter that transmits, to the plurality of imaging units, a shooting signal for controlling a capturing timing of the plurality of imaging units; and a host that acquires location information indicating a physical location of each of the plurality of imaging units, and when receiving an image from each of the plurality of imaging units, stores the image with a file name based on the location information corresponding to each of the imaging units from which the image is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10264167
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus of the present disclosure includes an imaging element that sequentially resets accumulated electric charges in a first direction to start exposure, and captures, during the exposure, a subject image entered via an optical system to generate an image signal an image processor that performs predetermined processing on the image signal generated by the imaging element to generate image data, a focal plane shutter including a rear curtain for covering the imaging element to end the exposure, and a controller that sets, when photographing, an electric charge resetting time, for the imaging element, from start of resetting of the electric charges to end of the resetting, and a covering time, for the focal plane shutter, from start of covering of the imaging element by the rear curtain to end of the covering, so that an exposure value (EV) for the imaging element has a predetermined inclination in the first direction, and that outputs an instruction on a flash start timing at which a flash devic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dai Shintani
  • Patent number: 10264236
    Abstract: A camera device includes a camera head that captures an observation image of a target site which is obtained by a surgical microscope, and a camera control unit that processes a signal of the observation video captured by the camera head. The camera head captures right and left observation images having a parallax from the surgical microscope to obtain a high-resolution observation video including right and left parallax videos for one screen, and the camera control unit cuts out the right parallax video and the left parallax video from the observation video including the right and left parallax videos to generate a high-resolution 3D video which is displayed on a monitor in 3D and with which stereoscopic observation can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Kiniwa, Haruo Kogane, Emi Matsumoto, Kenji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10264232
    Abstract: A recording medium according an aspect of the present disclosure has recorded therein a main video stream where a main video has been encoded, and a sub-video stream where a sub-video, that is to be superimposed on the main video and displayed, has been encoded. The sub-video stream includes bitmap data indicating a design of the sub-video and palette data specifying the display color of the design. The palette data includes first palette data for a first luminance dynamic range (SDR), and second palette data for a second luminance dynamic range (HDR) that is broader than the first dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10264220
    Abstract: A display image switching device lightens the burden imposed upon an operator, when selecting a particular camera from a plurality of cameras accompanying movement, by providing an intuitive and easy to understand selecting method. When an operator selects an object from an image picked-up and displayed on a display by a camera selected from a plurality of cameras by a camera, selector, a camera extractor extracts all other cameras picking-up the selected object. A camera icon generator arranges camera icons at positions on the displayed image where the extracted cameras are located. When a camera icon displayed on the display is selected, an image picked-up by the camera at the position of the selected camera icon is displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mikio Morioka
  • Publication number: 20190109887
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transferring a public announcement message to an onboard public announcement system (OPAS) installed on a vehicle using a personal electronic device. The personal electronic device establishes a wireless network connection to the OPAS to transmit a public announcement message stored on a personal electronic device. The personal electronic device transmits the public announcement message to the OPAS via the wireless network connection. The personal electronic device may download messages from a remote public announcement server for transfer to the OPAS. The personal electronic device may also record messages and control the playback of messages on the OPAS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philip Watson, Steven Bates
  • Publication number: 20190110361
    Abstract: A sheet-shaped stretchable structure including stretchable resin sheets laminated together is provided. A conductive layer may be disposed at least at one of several positions. For example, the conductive layer may be disposed between any two adjacent ones of the laminated stretchable resin sheets. The conductive layer may be disposed on a top surface of an uppermost one of the laminated stretchable resin sheets. Further, the conductive layer may be disposed on a bottom surface of a lowermost one of the laminated stretchable resin sheets, and a via hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: TAKATOSHI ABE, TOMOAKI SAWADA, SHINGO YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20190108673
    Abstract: A projection device viewpoint image of a three-dimensional projection target is acquired, a three-dimensional model corresponding to the projection target is prepared as projection contents, the three-dimensional model is converted into a two-dimensional image that coincides with the projection device viewpoint image, and the two-dimensional image that coincides with the projector viewpoint image is projected to the projection target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki NAKAMURA, Ryuji FUCHIKAMI, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI
  • Publication number: 20190108377
    Abstract: There is provided a projection instruction device which generates a projection image to be projected on a parcel based on sensing information of the parcel, the device including: a processor; and a memory, in which by cooperating with the memory, the processor calculates a position at which the projection image is projected based on first time information corresponding to a time of sensing the parcel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki MORIYAMA, Shohji OHTSUBO, Akihiro SUZUKI, Takaaki IDERA, Takeshi ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20190109306
    Abstract: A power storage unit includes a plurality of power storage module groups connected in parallel, each having a plurality of power storage modules connected in series or in series and parallel. A plurality of temperature adjustment units is installed in each of the power storage module groups constituting the power storage unit, and cools or heats the power storage module groups. A management unit controls the plurality of temperature adjustment units corresponding to each of the power storage module groups to make resistances of the plurality of power storage module groups come close.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazufumi Nishikawa, Takashi Iida
  • Publication number: 20190110035
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted display device includes an imaging unit, a traveling state determination unit, a hue discriminator, a color difference correction unit, and a display The imaging unit captures an image of a surrounding of a vehicle. The traveling state determination unit determines whether the vehicle is traveling in a tunnel. The hue discriminator discriminates a hue of the image when the traveling state determination unit determines that the vehicle is traveling in a tunnel. The color difference correction unit corrects color difference information about the image in accordance with a discrimination result of the hue discriminator. The display displays the image corrected by the color difference correction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi KUWABARA, Masanobu KANAYA
  • Patent number: 10252412
    Abstract: In mobile robot that runs from first flat surface which is a magnetic body to second flat surface which is a magnetic body and intersects the first flat surface, the mobile robot includes a pair of driving wheels which is rotatably supported to robot body and includes permanent magnets on outer circumferential surfaces thereof; driving mechanism which drives the pair of driving wheels to be independently rotated; rear wheel which is rotatably supported to the robot body and includes permanent magnets on an outer circumferential surface thereof; distance sensor which acquires a distance to the second flat surface; and pressing out mechanisms which include pressing out members which are movable between contact position at which the pressing out member can be in contact with the first flat surface and retracted position at which the pressing out member is retracted from the first flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duyhinh Nguyen, Katsuhiko Nishizawa, Tsukasa Hojo, Keisuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10253919
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation body includes an outer box (2), an inner box (3), open-cell urethane foam (4) in the insulation space (1b) between the outer box (2) and the inner box (3); and a vacuum outlet (6) in one of the outer box (2) and the inner box (3). The urethane foam (4) includes a through passage (8a) leading to the vacuum outlet (6). The vacuum outlet (6) is sealed after the insulation space (1b) filled with the urethane foam (4) is vacuum-evacuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideji Kawarazaki, Tsuyoki Hirai, Toshiaki Hirano, Tomoaki Kitano
  • Patent number: 10252726
    Abstract: The driving assistance device acquires, from an autonomous driving controller that determines an action of a vehicle during autonomous driving of the vehicle, action information indicating a first action that the vehicle is caused to execute. The driving assistance device acquires, from a detector that detects a surrounding situation and a travel state of the vehicle, detection information indicating a detection result. The driving assistance device determines a second action which is executable in place of the first action, based on the detection information. The driving assistance device generates a first image representing the first action and a second image representing the second action. The driving assistance device outputs the first image and the second image to a notification device such that the first image and the second image are displayed within a fixed field of view of a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Emura, Masanaga Tsuji, Toshiya Mori, Wataru Nakai
  • Patent number: 10256646
    Abstract: A seat box for connection to an electrical power supply of a vehicle for making power available through power controlled outlets for PEDs. The seat box including ports each configured to connect to an outlet, distribution circuitry for distributing power among the ports from the vehicle for supply to an outlet connected to the port; a processor in communication with each port configured to receive and send data to an outlet connected to the port; and a power load manager executed on the processor. The power load manager receives data from each controlled power outlet connected to one of the ports, indicating power supplied from the outlet and requests for power. The power load manager when receiving a request for power from an outlet for which there is insufficient power available to meet the request, controlling the outlet drawing the most power to reduce power, and supplying at least some power to the controlled power outlet from which the request was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Paulo Suen, Christopher Do
  • Patent number: 10256816
    Abstract: A multidirectional input device includes a case, and a movable body that is restrained from rotating relative to the case, disposed so as to face the case, and mounted on the case so as to be movable in directions with a predetermined neutral position as a base point. The multidirectional input device further includes a first position detector that outputs a first signal in response to a position of the movable body, and a cam part formed on one of a surface, facing the case, of the movable body, and a surface, facing the movable body, of the case. The multidirectional input device further includes a restraint member having a tip which is in elastic contact with the cam part to urge the movable body to the neutral position, and a second position detector that outputs a second signal in response to a position of the restraint member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miyazaki, Yosuke Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10256524
    Abstract: An antenna substrate, provided with: a substrate, a ground electrode, a first antenna element, a second antenna element, a first transmission line and a second transmission line. The first antenna element that is arranged at a first distance away from the ground electrode, on the substrate within the first opening area. The second antenna element that is arranged at a second distance away from the ground electrode, on the substrate within the second opening area. The first distance is a shortest distance between the ground electrode and the first antenna element in a direction along a plane along which an electric field among an electromagnetic wave radiated from the first antenna element vibrates. The second distance is a shortest distance between the ground electrode and the second antenna element in a direction along a plane along which an electric field among an electromagnetic wave radiated from the second antenna element vibrates. The first distance is different from the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Murata, Junji Sato
  • Patent number: 10255867
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of driving circuits, a plurality of terminals formed in each of the plurality of driving circuits, a plurality of signal lines connected to the plurality of terminals, a plurality of pixel electrodes, each of the plurality of pixel electrodes connected to each of the plurality of signal lines; and a switch configured to change a connection mode between the plurality of terminals and the plurality of signal lines. The plurality of signal lines includes a first line, a second line and a third line arrayed in this order. The plurality of terminals includes a first terminal. The switch, configured to change from a first connection mode to a second connection mode, the first terminal connecting the first line and the second line in the first connection mode, and the first terminal connecting the second line and the third line in the second connection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuji Tanaka, Teruhisa Nakagawa
  • Patent number: D846016
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Iwasaki, Atsushi Noda
  • Patent number: D846210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka Tojo, Masaaki Koutoku, Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: RE47356
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a reference signal generating section, a transmitting section, a propagation estimating section, a first data acquiring section, and a decoding section. The reference signal generating section generates a first reference signal to enable a communicating party to estimate a propagation environment. The transmitting section transmits the first reference signal. The propagation estimating section estimates a first propagation estimation value of the propagation environment using a second reference signal transmitted from the communicating party. The first data acquiring section generates first data using the first propagation estimation value. The decoding section decodes a transmission signal encoded using a second propagation estimation value that is estimated by the communicating party using the first reference signal, to obtain second data using the first data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihashi, Yutaka Murakami, Katsuaki Abe, Akihiko Matsuoka