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: 10667119
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved transmission protocol for uplink data packet transmission. A transmission counter of the transmission protocol counts the number of transmissions the user terminal has performed for a data packet. The user terminal participates in sidelink discovery operation with other user terminals based on sidelink discovery gaps. The user terminal cannot transmit and/or receive signals under control of the transmission protocol when participating in sidelink discovery operation during the sidelink discovery gaps. A processor of the user terminal determines whether a retransmission of a data packet, which is triggered by the transmission protocol, was not performed because the transmission protocol operation collided with one of the sidelink discovery gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Joachim Loehr, Prateek Basu Mallick
  • Patent number: 10666875
    Abstract: A plurality of pixels of a solid-state imaging device include: a photoelectric converter which receives light from an object and converts the light into charge; a plurality of readers which read the charge from the photoelectric converter; a plurality of charge accumulators each of which accumulates the charge of the photoelectric converter read from the plurality of readers; and a transfer controller which performs a transfer control including controlling whether the charge accumulated in one of the plurality of charge accumulators is transferred or blocked from being transferred to another one of the plurality of charge accumulators. The transfer controller is disposed between the plurality of charge accumulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sei Suzuki, Tohru Yamada, Yasuyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10666846
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a light source, a plurality of lenses disposed adjacent to one another on a predetermined plane, a diffuser plate that diffuses light to be emitted from the light source, and an imaging element that includes a plurality of pixels, the imaging element being configured to receive reflection light generated by causing the light diffused by the diffuser plate to be reflected from a subject. The plurality of lenses are disposed so that a period of interference fringes in the diffused light is less than or equal to three pixels of the imaging element. This configuration can provide the imaging device in which an influence of the interference fringes of the diffused light can be suppressed in an image that is obtained when an image of the subject is captured by irradiating the subject with the light diffused by the diffuser plate having the plurality of lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Yamashita, Norihisa Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10665108
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus mounted on a first vehicle includes a recognizer that recognizes a second vehicle that is present in a travelling direction of the first vehicle on a basis of sensing information obtained from a sensor attached to an outside of the first vehicle, and a determiner that determines whether or not control for overtaking the recognized second vehicle is executed. The apparatus also includes a generator that generates first information for moving the first vehicle in a second direction toward a second road end in a case where the determiner determines that the control for overtaking is executed, the second road end being opposite to a first road end toward which a first direction is directed, and the first direction being a direction in which the first vehicle moves in order to overtake the second vehicle. The apparatus further includes an outputter that outputs the generated first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Reiko Hagawa, Yasunori Ishii
  • Patent number: 10666853
    Abstract: A virtual makeup device includes a display controller that receives a makeup specifying operation for specifying a content of a virtual makeup on a face image imaged by a camera having an autofocus function in a state where the face image is displayed, and a camera controller that causes the camera to start an autofocus operation on condition that a predetermined makeup specifying operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroto Tomita
  • Patent number: 10665878
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell which generates electric power by using a hydrogen gas and an oxidizing gas, a hydrogen gas supply route where the hydrogen gas to be supplied to an anode of the fuel cell flows, an anode off-gas discharge route for discharging an anode off-gas discharged from the anode of the fuel cell to outside, an anode off-gas discharge valve provided to the anode off-gas discharge route, and a controller which causes the anode off-gas discharge valve to be opened when a temperature of any of the hydrogen gas supply route, the anode of the fuel cell, the anode off-gas discharge route, and the anode off-gas discharge valve becomes equal to or lower than a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Morita, Akinori Yukimasa, Takehiko Ise, Miki Abe, Yoshito Usuki
  • Patent number: 10660450
    Abstract: An air-conditioning control system includes an in-bed air conditioner which adjusts an in-bed temperature using air in a room interior, an in-room air conditioner which adjusts an in-room temperature, an in-bed environment measurer which measures the in-bed temperature, an in-room environment measurer which measures the in-room temperature, and an air-conditioning controller which performs first cooperation control that controls operation of the in-bed air conditioner and a wind direction of the in-room air conditioner on the basis of the in-bed temperature acquired from the in-bed environment measurer and the in-room temperature acquired from the in-room environment measurer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Harada, Tomohiko Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10663582
    Abstract: A detection device includes a transmitter, an extraction unit, and a detector. The transmitter causes an ultrasonic sensor used in a vehicle to successively transmit a first transmission wave of a first frequency and a second transmission wave of a second frequency. The extraction unit extracts a frequency component from a reflected wave received by the ultrasonic sensor, the reflected wave having a reception level greater than a predetermined threshold. The detector detects an obstacle based on an extraction result of the component of the frequency. An amplitude level of the second transmission wave is greater than an amplitude level of the first transmission wave. The amplitude level of the first transmission wave is set to make the reception level of the reflected wave of the first transmission wave from a road surface less than or equal to the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Ogawa, Takashi Yoshida, Toru Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10667336
    Abstract: A food cooking system (1A) of the present invention includes: a single-serving food package (19) including food (F) and an accommodating body (10) that accommodates the food (F); a heating chamber (2); a steam supplier (3); and a microwave supplier (4); and heats and cooks the food (F) in the single-serving food package (19) with steam and microwaves. The accommodating body (10) has a wall portion that defines an accommodating space for the food (F). The wall portion includes a bottom surface portion (11) on which the food (F) is placed and a peripheral surface portion (12), and vent holes (15) for steam to pass through are formed in the wall portion. Steam at a temperature of 85 to 130° C. is supplied into the heating chamber (2) by the steam supplier (3), and microwaves with an actual output of 500 to 3000 W are supplied for 15 to 180 seconds by the microwave supplier (4) while the steam is supplied into the accommodating body (10) via the vent holes (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Miyajima, Kentaro Irie, Toshiyuki Miyazaki, Yumiko Nakanishi, Akira Kataoka, Masaki Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10663303
    Abstract: A system and method for updating map data for updating map data for an autonomous vehicle (AV) is provided. The method includes collecting, using one or a plurality of AV sensors of a first AV, sensor data, and comparing the sensor data collected against map data for determining a presence of potential changed data. The method further includes generating a proof of work (PoW) block including the potential changed data, and collecting, using one or a plurality of AV sensors of a second AV, first verification sensor data. The potential changed data is then compared with the first verification sensor data for generating a first verified map block based on the first verification sensor data, and adding the first verified map block to a first verified map blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew John Lawrenson, Julian Charles Nolan, Norihiko Kobayashi, Nobuhiro Fukuda, Makoto Hinata, Takanao Yano
  • Patent number: 10666955
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a still image generating apparatus that generates still image data from moving image data that generates a moving image, and includes a recorder and a control unit. The recorder is configured to record the still image data. When a specific frame image is selected from a plurality of frame images included in the moving image, the control unit sets a specific frame image group including the specific frame image and other frame images having a reference relationship with the specific frame image. The control unit generates the still image data corresponding to each of the plurality of frame images included in the specific frame image group by decoding the moving image data. The control unit causes the recorder to record the generated still image data. The control unit generates frame image data that generates at least one of the plurality of frame images included in the specific frame image group based on the still image data recorded by the recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Waki, Hideki Taniguchi, Hironori Nakano
  • Patent number: 10662376
    Abstract: A phosphor comprises a crystal phase with a chemical composition (Lu1-p-q, Cep, Mq)x?y?zO. M denotes one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Y, La, Sc, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, and Yb. ? contains Si, which constitutes 90% or more by mole of ?. ? contains N, which constitutes 90% or more by mole of ?. The variables x, y, z, p, and q satisfy 5.5?x?6.5, 10.5?y?11.5, 19.5?z?20.5, 0<p<0.03, and 0?q?0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Managment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Nitta, Nobuaki Nagao, Yasuhisa Inada
  • Patent number: 10663722
    Abstract: The display device includes: a display unit that projects a light beam onto a windshield so that the light beam is reflected from the windshield such that one or more virtual images are displayed in a space further than the windshield in a depth direction through the windshield; and a controller that controls the display unit so that a first vertical image and a second vertical image included in the one or more virtual images and have different distances from the windshield in the depth direction, are displayed in a time-division manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMNET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken'ichi Kasazumi, Toshiya Mori, Kosuke Kubota, Masahito Ogata
  • Patent number: 10663573
    Abstract: A positioning sensor includes a transmission antenna transmitting a transmission signal, a plurality of reception antennae, each receiving a reception signals, a receiver observing the each of the plurality of reception signals in a predetermined period, a processor, and a memory, in which the processor calculates a plurality of complex transfer functions based on the each of the plurality of reception signals, records each of the plurality of complex transfer functions in the memory as being associated with each time point, extracts, among the plurality of complex transfer functions, a plurality of pairs of two complex transfer functions respectively corresponding to two time points in a predetermined interval, calculates a plurality of pieces of differential information, and estimates to a location of a moving body based on each of the plurality of pieces of differential information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Honma, Dai Sasakawa
  • Patent number: 10661401
    Abstract: When a workpiece holder holding a workpiece is rocked around a lateral rocking axis by a work stage of a mounter and the workpiece is positioned so that one mounting surface of the workpiece faces a predetermined direction to be worked, a component is mounted on the one mounting surface by a mounting head of the mounter. When a posture of the workpiece in the workpiece holder is changed by a posture changing head of a posture changer and thereafter the workpiece holder in which the posture of the workpiece is changed is rocked around the lateral rocking axis by the work stage of the mounter and the workpiece is positioned so that the other mounting surface of the workpiece faces a predetermined direction to be worked, a component is mounted on the other mounting surface by the mounting head of the mounter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Mizuoka, Takahiro Endo, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yoichi Makino
  • Patent number: 10660425
    Abstract: Provided is a makeup assistance device that can assist in makeup/skin treatment more appropriately. This makeup assistance device comprises: a physical condition acquisition unit (260) that acquires physical condition information related to the physical condition of a person performing makeup and/or skin treatment; a makeup/skincare selection unit (280) that selects a makeup, which is how to apply makeup, and/or a skincare, which is how to treat the skin, on the basis of the acquired physical condition information; and a makeup/skincare presentation unit (290) that presents the selected makeup and/or skincare to the user performing makeup/skin treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10661221
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a proton-conducting electrolyte membrane, an anode, a cathode, a first flow path which is disposed on the anode and through which an anode fluid containing hydrogen as a constituent element flows, a second flow path which is disposed on the cathode and through which hydrogen flows, a voltage applicator, a detector which detects a hydrogen cross leak amount passing through the membrane, where the detector detects the hydrogen cross leak amount from, a natural potential of one electrode of the cathode and the anode after forming a state where hydrogen is present at the one electrode and hydrogen is not present at the other electrode of the cathode and the anode, or a current flowing between the anode and the cathode when the voltage is applied from the voltage applicator in a state where the first flow path and the second flow path are both sealed off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidenobu Wakita, Yasuhiko Itoh, Yusuke Fujita
  • Patent number: 10661047
    Abstract: A light-irradiating apparatus which emits light for activating a body is provided. The light-irradiating apparatus includes a blue light source, a white light source, and a controller. The controller controls the white light source and the blue light source, and adjusts irradiation intensities of light emitted by the blue light source and the white light source. The controller causes the white light source to continuously maintain an on state and causes the blue light source to repeat an on state and an off state. The controller causes a sum of the irradiation intensity of the light which is emitted by the white light source and the irradiation intensity of the light which is emitted by the blue light source to be greater than or equal to a biological effect threshold at which light produces an effect of activating the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ayumu Sato
  • Patent number: 10666891
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: one or more memories, and circuitry which, in operation; decodes a video stream to generate a first video signal with a first luminance range; acquires characteristic data indicating the luminance range of the first video signal; converts the characteristic data into control information according to a predetermined transmission protocol; and outputs the control information in accordance with the predetermined transmission protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10662109
    Abstract: An object of the disclosure is to provide a glass panel and a glass window which are configured to stably maintain a depressurized space therein even when their spacers contain a resin. A glass panel unit of an aspect of the disclosure includes: a first glass pane; a second glass pane facing the first glass pane; a frame member which has a frame shape and which the first and second glass panes are bound together through; and spacers containing a resin and disposed between the first and second glass panes. A depressurized space is provided between the first glass pane and the second glass pane. The first and second glass panes are respectively to be exterior and interior panes. The first glass pane has lower ultraviolet transmittance than the second glass pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10661534
    Abstract: The multiple pane includes: a first glass panel; a second glass panel disposed facing the first glass panel with a predetermined interval in-between; and a hermetically-bonding member hermetically bonding peripheries of the first glass panel and the second glass panel to form a hermetically-enclosed space between the first glass panel and the second glass panel. The multiple pane further includes an adsorbing member which is fixed on a surface of the first glass panel so as to be inside the hermetically-enclosed space, has a height equal to or less than a length of the predetermined interval, and is for adsorbing a gas inside the hermetically-enclosed space. The hermetically-enclosed space is made to be in a reduced-pressure state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kenji Hasegawa, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10661668
    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: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Hosaka, Kazushige Kakutani, Kenji Taguchi, Takashi Kamiya, Nobuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10661424
    Abstract: An electric power tool includes a motor, an output shaft, a drive force transmission configured to reduce drive speed of the motor and transmit drive force of the motor to the output shaft; a trigger that can be pulled by a user; a rotation speed changing circuitry configured to change a rotation speed of the output shaft that corresponds to a maximum pulled amount of the trigger to a limited rotation speed that is lower than a maximum rotation speed of the output shaft in a non-limited rotation speed mode; and a rotation speed control circuitry configured to control a rotation speed of the motor in correspondence with a pulled, amount of the trigger to obtain the rotation speed of the output shaft that is changed by the rotation speed changing circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Sawano, Masaaki Okada, Hidekazu Yuasa
  • Patent number: 10664995
    Abstract: Provided are: a point group obtainer that obtains three-dimensional point group data indicating three-dimensional locations of each of a plurality of three-dimensional points included in an imaging space of one or more cameras; a camera parameter calculator that (i) obtains corresponding points, for each of the plurality of three-dimensional points, in individual images captured using the one or more cameras, based on the three-dimensional point group data and an initial camera parameter of each camera, and (ii) calculates a camera parameter of each camera on the basis of the initial camera parameter of each camera and pixel values, included in the individual images, at the corresponding points; and a camera parameter outputter that outputs the calculated camera parameter of each camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Wakai, Kunio Nobori, Takeo Azuma, Satoshi Sato, Ayako Maruyama, Mikiya Nakata
  • Patent number: 10663741
    Abstract: Beam intensity conversion optical system of the present disclosure includes a laser light source and a beam intensity conversion lens that changes the light intensity distribution of laser light emitted from the laser light source and irradiates the light onto an irradiation region. The beam intensity conversion lens has a single-lens structure. The position of a paraxial image plane of the beam intensity conversion lens and the position of and the position of irradiation region are different from each other on an optical axis. The beam intensity conversion lens has a longitudinal spherical aberration characteristic on the paraxial image plane in which a changing range of longitudinal spherical aberration in a region of more than 70% of an image height is equal to or smaller than 20% of the amount of longitudinal spherical aberration at a position of 70% of the image height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Haseyama
  • Patent number: 10664337
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounting line in which a plurality of processing devices are connected to constitute the component mounting line and a management device (management computer) connected to the component mounting line by a network, and each of the plurality of processing devices can be remotely operated via the network by an input unit of the management device. In this component mounting system, it is determined whether or not an error occurring in the processing device is a remote response error (ST1), and notification in a first notification pattern is performed (ST2) in a case where a type of the error is the remote response error (Yes in ST1) and notification in a second notification pattern is performed (ST3) in a case where the type of the error is not the remote response error (No in ST1) based on a result of the error type determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Oohori, Kenichiro Ishimoto, Atsushi Nakazono
  • Patent number: 10663793
    Abstract: A video display device includes a liquid crystal display panel, and light source substrates configured to illuminate the liquid crystal display panel from a rear side of the liquid crystal display panel. Each of the light source substrates includes a plurality of light emitting diodes each of which is provided in corresponding one of areas different from each other in the liquid crystal display panel, and driver elements which drive each of the plurality of light emitting diodes such that light is emitted with luminance corresponding to brightness within a corresponding area of an image in accordance with a control signal. First conductive foil is disposed on a first main surface of the light source substrate on which the light emitting diodes are provided. Second conductive foil is disposed on a second main surface of the light source substrate on a side opposite to the first main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kumamoto, Takeichi Shinya, Koujirou Higa, Masaaki Ofuji, Taizou Takeuchi, Tadahiro Kugimaru, Ryou Shimotaya
  • Patent number: 10664667
    Abstract: This information processing method includes: acquiring a first speech signal including a first utterance; acquiring a second speech signal including a second utterance; recognizing whether the speaker of the second utterance is a first speaker by comparing a feature value for the second utterance and a first speaker model; when the first speaker is recognized, performing speech recognition in a first language on the second utterance, generating text in the first language corresponding to the second utterance subjected to speech recognition in the first language, and translating the text in the first language into a second language; and, in a case where the first speaker is not recognized, performing speech recognition in the second language on the second utterance, generating text in the second language corresponding to the second utterance subjected to speech recognition in the second language, and translating the text in the second language into the first language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Misaki Tsujikawa, Tsuyoki Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10665105
    Abstract: A roadside device transmits first detection data obtained by a first sensor to a server. The server extracts an unobservable area that is a blind spot of the first sensor, based on the first detection data, and transmits unobservable-area information indicating the unobservable area to a moving terminal. The moving terminal extracts, based on second detection data obtained by a second sensor, second dynamic information indicating an object that exists in a sensing range of the second sensor, and determines whether or not an overlapping area where the unobservable area indicated by the unobservable-area information and the sensing range of the second sensor overlap each other exists. Upon determining that the overlapping area exists, the moving terminal transmits, to the server, third dynamic information that is included in the second dynamic information and that indicates an object that exists in the overlapping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazunobu Konishi, Eiichi Muramoto, Takahiro Yoneda, Ryota Ohnishi, Yuta Shimotsuma
  • Patent number: 10664998
    Abstract: A camera calibration method, which calculates camera parameters of two cameras using calibration points, includes: (a1) acquiring three-dimensional coordinate sets of the calibration points and image coordinate pairs of the calibration points in a camera image of each camera; (a2) acquiring multiple camera parameters of each camera; (a3) for each calibration point, calculating a view angle-corresponding length corresponding to a view angle of the two cameras viewing the calibration point; (a4) for each calibration point, calculating a three-dimensional position of a measurement point corresponding to a three-dimensional position of the calibration point using parallax of the calibration point between the two cameras; (a5) for each calibration point, weighting a difference between the three-dimensional coordinate set of the calibration point and the three-dimensional position of the measurement point corresponding to the calibration point using the view angle-corresponding length corresponding to the calibrati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Wakai, Takeo Azuma, Kunio Nobori, Satoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10665867
    Abstract: An air battery includes a negative electrode allowing a metal ion to be occluded in the negative electrode and released from the negative electrode, a positive electrode configured to use oxygen in the air as a positive electrode active material, a nonaqueous metal ion conductor disposed between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, and oxygen evolving catalysts. The positive electrode includes a carbon material. At least one of the oxygen evolving catalysts is fixed to the surface of the carbon material through a Si—O bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masako Moriishi, Yu Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10665260
    Abstract: An optical disc recording device includes a data acquisition unit configured to acquire bitmap data corresponding to image information, an address information acquisition unit configured to acquire address information set in wobbles of an optical disc by wobble synchronization from the optical disc, a recording position determining unit configured to determine a recording position on the optical disc for recording the bitmap data using the address information, and a mark recording unit configured to form a recording mark corresponding to the bitmap data on the information recording track of the optical disc by applying a light beam having recording power to the recording position on the optical disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naohiro Kimura, Harumitsu Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10665901
    Abstract: A battery includes a first current collector, first electrode layer, and first counter electrode layer. The first counter electrode layer is a counter electrode of the first electrode layer. The first current collector includes first front and rear face regions, second front and rear face regions, and a first fold portion. The first rear face region is a region situated on the rear face of the first front face region. The second rear face region is a region situated on the rear face of the second front face region. The first fold portion is situated between the first and second front face regions. The first current collector is folded at the first fold portion, whereby the first and second rear face regions face each other. The first electrode layer is in contact with the second front face region, and the first counter electrode layer with the first front face region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Honda
  • Patent number: 10665949
    Abstract: A lighting-up device includes: a power supply circuit which supplies power to a light source; a wireless communication circuit including an antenna; and a metallic casing which includes metal, and houses the power supply circuit and the wireless communication circuit. The metallic casing has a first side face and a second side face which share a side, the first side face is provided with a first slit which extends in a first direction intersecting with the side, from a first portion of the side other than both ends of the side, the second side face is provided with a second slit which extends in a second direction intersecting with the side, from a second portion of the side other than the both ends of the side, and each of the first slit and the second slit is electromagnetically coupled to the antenna and functions as a slot antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Ozaki, Tatsumi Setomoto, Tamotsu Ando, Koji Matsushita, Tomokazu Yamamoto, Kohji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10665894
    Abstract: A lithium air battery includes: a negative electrode configured to occlude and release lithium ions; a positive electrode configured to use oxygen in air as a positive electrode active material; and an electrolyte liquid that is configured to function as a nonaqueous lithium ion conductor, and that is disposed between the negative electrode and the positive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masako Moriishi, Yu Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10666386
    Abstract: One coding method is selected from a plurality of coding methods per data symbol group, an information sequence is encoded by using the selected coding method. The plurality of coding methods includes at least a first coding method and a second coding method. The first coding method is a coding method with a first coding rate for generating a first codeword as a first encoded sequence by using a first parity check matrix. The second coding method is a coding method with a second coding rate different from the first coding rate and obtained after puncturing processing, where a second encoded sequence is generated by performing the puncturing processing on a second codeword by using a second parity check matrix different from the first parity check matrix. A number of bits of the first encoded sequence is equal to a number of bits of the second encoded sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10667204
    Abstract: A plurality of communication stations transmit a plurality of modulated signals so that data is efficiently transmitted from a network through negotiation by a communication terminal capable of transmitting and receiving modulated signals of a plurality of wireless communication schemes with a proxy server present on a network. The communication terminal receives a plurality of modulated signals to obtain data. Thus, the efficiency of frequency utilization is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Yutaka Murakami
  • Patent number: 10666402
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication device which can make Acknowledgement (ACK) reception quality and Negative Acknowledgement (NACK) reception quality to be equal to each other. The device includes: a scrambling unit (214) which multiplies a response signal after modulated, by a scrambling code “1” or “e?j(?/2)” so as to rotate a constellation for each of response signals on a cyclic shift axis; a spread unit (215) which performs a primary spread of the response signal by using a Zero Auto Correlation (ZAC) sequence set by a control unit (209); and a spread unit (218) which performs a secondary spread of the response signal after subjected to the primary spread, by using a block-wise spread code sequence set by the control unit (209).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10666887
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: pixels arranged in m rows by n columns; a comparator that generates a first output signal indicating a result of comparison between a first pixel signal outputted from each pixel located in an ath column among the pixels and a reference signal; a first counter that generates a first digital signal by counting a period from start of a first counting period to inversion of the first output signal; and a first control circuit that controls, in accordance with a magnitude correlation between the first digital signal obtained from a first pixel located at the ath column and a bth row and a threshold, an operation current of the comparator in the first counting period of a second pixel located at the ath column and a cth row different from the bth row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kobayashi, Yuusuke Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10666871
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided for obtaining information from a subject using a terminal device that includes an image sensor having a plurality of exposure lines. The method includes setting an exposure time of the image sensor so that, in an image obtained by capturing the subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of the plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, obtaining identification information of the subject, and sending the identification information to a server. The method further includes obtaining menu information related to the identification information from the server, the menu information related to a restaurant where the subject is installed, and displaying the menu information on a display of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10667246
    Abstract: Repetitions of a control signal across a plurality of first subframes and a data signal allocated to a resource indicated by the control signal are received. Repetition of a response signal for the data signal across a plurality of second subframes is performed, and a transmission signal is generated by multiplying the response signals in the second subframes by, among a plurality of first sequences orthogonal to one another, components of one of the first sequences which is associated with the first subframes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamamoto, Seigo Nakao, Masayuki Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20200162987
    Abstract: In order to properly control a communication bandwidth used for communication without increasing load of a network, a communication device includes a controller configured to control a communication bandwidth used for transmitting application data by using a congestion control algorithm, wherein, when a connection destination is changed, the controller acquires an initial value of the communication bandwidth appropriate for the connection destination based on an initial value table, and starts control of the communication bandwidth by using the initial value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki SHIMIZU, Hiroaki ASANO, Hideki SHINGU, Takeshi MIYAGOSHI
  • Publication number: 20200157300
    Abstract: The resin composition includes: an epoxy resin as Component (A); a phenolic compound as Component (B); and an imidazole compound having a triazine skeleton, as Component (C). A cured product of the resin composition has a glass transition temperature of 260° C. or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohsuke ISHIKAWA, Kazuki MATSUMURA, Koji KISHINO
  • Publication number: 20200160885
    Abstract: A recording medium includes a video stream of a standard-luminance range and a video stream of high-luminance range, which are used selectively in accordance with a playback environment. The recording medium also includes a subtitle stream of the standard-luminance range and a subtitle stream of the high-luminance range, which are used selectively in accordance with the playback environment. A playlist file includes a management region where playback control information relating to a main stream is stored, and includes an extended region. The management region stores first playback control information specifying playing of the video stream of the high-luminance range and the subtitle stream of the high-luminance range in combination. The extended region stores second playback control information specifying playing of the video stream of the standard-luminance range and the subtitle stream of the standard-luminance range in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAHATA, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20200160486
    Abstract: A method for processing an image is provided in which an omnidirectional image is received. The omnidirectional image is displayed on a display. Two panoramic images are generated based on the omnidirectional image by correcting distortion of the omnidirectional image. The two panoramic images are displayed on the display in response to a user input. Both of the two panoramic images are scrolled in response to a user input conducted on one of the two panoramic images displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro SUZUKI, Ryoji OGINO
  • Patent number: D884635
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Mordarski, Bryan Lochman, Bien Chann
  • Patent number: D885464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Kitade
  • Patent number: D885465
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Kitade
  • Patent number: D885467
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Noda
  • Patent number: D885528
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsunari Fujii, Taiki Terada, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Yuki Ueda