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Component mounting system, component mounting method, and correction value calculation device

A method includes a component mounting step of mounting components on a board; a positional deviation amount acquisition step of acquiring a positional deviation amount of each of the components mounted on the board, from a corresponding normal position; and a correction value calculation step of calculating a feedback correction value for correcting a mounting operation in the component mounting step, based on the acquired positional deviation amount. In the correction value calculation step, the feedback correction value is calculated based on the positional deviation amount of each of the components mounted in each of a plurality of division areas on the board, for each of the plurality of division areas, and in the component mounting step, the mounting operation is corrected by using the feedback correction value of the plurality of division areas in which the components are mounted.. ... Panasonic Corporation

Linear motion device and electronic component mounting apparatus

A linear motion device includes: a linear motion mechanism having: a beam elongated in one horizontal direction; a guide member disposed in the beam to extend in the one direction; a moving member disposed to be movable along the guide member; and a moving mechanism that moves the moving member. The beam includes a metallic tubular body formed with an opening portion penetrating the metallic tubular body in the one direction and a tubular reinforcing portion formed of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic and formed in close contact with an inner surface of the metallic tubular body.. ... Panasonic Corporation

Heat dissipating structure and electronic apparatus

A heat radiation structure includes a heat spreader provided on a heating component mounted on a substrate, a heat sink disposed at a position facing the heat spreader, a heat transfer member disposed between the heat spreader and the heat sink, and transmitting heat from the heat spreader to the heat sink, and a conductive member electrically connecting the heat spreader and the heat sink.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

Data generation method, data reproduction method, data generation device and data reproduction device

A data generation method is for generating video data that covers a second luminance dynamic range wider than a first luminance dynamic range and has reproduction compatibility with a first device that does not support reproduction of video having the second luminance dynamic range and supports reproduction of video having the first luminance dynamic range, and includes: generating a video signal to be included in the video data using a second oetf; storing, into vui in the video data, first transfer function information for identifying a first oetf to be referred to by the first device when the first device decodes the video data; and storing, into sei in the video data, second transfer function information for identifying a second oetf to be referred to by a second device supporting reproduction of video having the second luminance dynamic range when the second device decodes the video data.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

Lighting control system, lighting control method, control device, and control method

A lighting control system includes: a first control device; a detector; a second control device; and a lighting device. The first control device transmits a pwm signal to the second control device. ... Panasonic Corporation

Dimming device

The dimming device includes a pair of input terminals, a bidirectional switch, an inputter, a power supply, a controller, and a current limiter. The power supply is electrically connected between the pair of input terminals and is supplied with electric power from an ac power supply to generate control electric power. ... Panasonic Corporation

Communication system, relay terminal, remote terminal, and communication control method

A remote ue transmits a first signaling for user registration of the remote ue into an mcptt server. The mcptt server detects a relationship of connection between the remote ue that transmitted the first signaling and a relay ue to which the remote ue is connected. ... Panasonic Corporation

Methods and systems for managing bandwidth for user devices on a transportation vehicle

Methods and systems for a transportation vehicle are provided. One method includes collecting by a processor connection information for a plurality of user devices accessing a wireless network on a transportation vehicle; determining by the processor available bandwidth for the plurality of user devices depending on a connection type; monitoring currently used bandwidth by the plurality of user devices; receiving a request from a user device to access content via the wireless connection; determining by the processor additional bandwidth for accessing the content by the user device; and rejecting the request for accessing the content when the additional bandwidth and the currently used bandwidth equals or exceeds the available bandwidth for the plurality of user devices.. ... Panasonic Corporation

Directivity control apparatus, directivity control method, storage medium and directivity control system

A directivity control apparatus is provided which controls a directivity of a sound collected by a first sound collector including a plurality of microphones. The directivity control apparatus forms a directivity of the sound in a direction toward a position of a monitoring target in an image displayed on a display. ... Panasonic Corporation

Information processing system and server apparatus

A server apparatus includes a storage, an acquisition unit, and a controller. The storage stores association information that associates access information on the program processing apparatus corresponding to user identification information with the user identification information. ... Panasonic Corporation

Video reception method, video transmission method, video reception apparatus, and video transmission apparatus

Provided is a video reception method performed by a video reception apparatus including a display. The video reception method includes: receiving a reception signal multiplexed from video data and audio data; outputting, as first transfer characteristics information, transfer characteristics obtained by demultiplexing the reception signal; outputting, as second transfer characteristics information, transfer characteristics obtained by decoding the video data, the second transfer characteristics information being information for specifying, at frame accuracy, a transfer function corresponding to a luminance dynamic range of the video data; and displaying the video data while controlling a luminance dynamic range of the display at frame accuracy according to the second transfer characteristics information.. ... Panasonic Corporation

Image decoding apparatus, image transmission apparatus, image processing system, image decoding method, and image transmission method using range information

An image decoding apparatus includes a request unit that requests an image transmission apparatus to transmit an image, a transmission unit that transmits range information indicating a range which is a partial range of the image and which is selected in accordance with a user operation to the image transmission apparatus, a receiving unit that, while the partial range of the image is selected, receives, from the image transmission apparatus, the entirety of the image when the image belongs to a first type and a portion of the image when the image belongs to a second type, by receiving one or more tiles, which corresponds to the partial range of the image and outside which a reference to is prohibited in inter-picture prediction, among a plurality of tiles included in the image, and a decoding unit that decodes the received entirety or portion of the image.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

Monitoring system

In a monitoring system, when a monitoring display instruction is received from a smartphone, a master device transmits an image transmission request to a plurality of cameras, each of the cameras transmits image data obtained by an image capturing unit to the master device in response to the image transmission request from the master device, the master device generates a plurality of separate images in order to display images from the plurality of cameras on a single screen in a distributed manner, and transmits image data of a monitoring screen of the plurality of separate images to the smartphone, and the smartphone includes a display/input unit and displays the monitoring screen of the plurality of separate images transmitted from the master device on the display/input unit.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

Imaging device and system including imaging device and server

An imaging device includes an imaging unit that images a subject and generates image data, an image processor that performs predetermined image processing on the image data generated by the imaging unit, a storage unit in which items of setting information concerning a setting for photographing set by a user are stored, and a controller that controls the imaging unit and the image processor. At a time of photographing, the controller extracts setting information corresponding to a photographing scene from among the items of setting information stored in the storage unit and causes icon for selecting the extracted setting information to be displayed on display unit. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198739

Bus control device, relay device, and bus system

A bus control device (401a) includes a storage (408) that stores a transmission order of data pieces transmitted from a first node (402) to each second node (403); a sorter (413) that receives data pieces transferred from each second node toward the first node and refers to a predefined sorting rule to determine a sorting destination of each data piece; a buffer (409) that stores the sorted data pieces while classifying the sorted data pieces by the second node as a transmission source; and a connection controller (410) that refers to change permission/rejection information indicating whether or not an order is permitted to be changed while the data piece is transferred from each second node to the first node, and transmits data pieces, the order of which is not changed, from the buffer to the first node in the same order as the transmission order stored on the storage.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198131

Lithium secondary battery

A lithium secondary battery has a positive electrode, an electrolyte containing lithium ions, and a negative electrode current collector having a surface on which a lithium metal or a lithium alloy is deposited/dissolved. In the surface of the negative electrode current collector, a group comprising at least one region whose principal crystal plane is a close-packed plane of the crystal structure or an off plane having an off-angle of 20° or less with respect to the close-packed plane occupies the largest area among three or four groups each comprising at least one region having a principal crystal plane three of whose miller indices are each represented by 0 or 1 or an off-plane having an off-angle of 20° or less with respect to the principal crystal plane, the principal crystal plane being different for each of the three or four groups.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198014

Solar cell module and method of manufacture thereof

A solar cell module having an extended lifetime and improved efficiency achieved by improved solar cell efficiency, and reduced uv damage to the photoelectric conversion device. The solar cell module has a structure in which a back sheet, a first encapsulant layer, a photoelectric conversion device electrically connected to an electrode, a second encapsulant layer, and a protective glass are stacked in that order. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197950

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes: an active layer that is located in an soi substrate, and in which an element included in a circuit is formed; a buried insulation layer that is located in the soi substrate, and is in contact with the active layer; a deep trench isolation (dti) region that is formed in the active layer to surround a whole formation region of the element in plan view, and extends from an upper surface to a lower surface of the active layer; and a first conductive film formed above the element. The dti region has a first hole inside, and a film thickness of the first conductive film is greater than a thickness of the active layer.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197905

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a substrate of p type and a wiring layer. The substrate includes: a first semiconductor region disposed on a first principle surface and extending in a direction from the first principal surface toward the second principal surface; a second semiconductor region disposed between the second principal surface and the first semiconductor region and connected to the first semiconductor region; a p type semiconductor region disposed between the second principal surface and the second semiconductor regions of two pixels; and a pixel isolation region disposed inside the substrate, between the first semiconductor regions of the two pixels. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197802

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element, a base, and an outer packaging resin. The base has a mounting surface, on which the semiconductor element is mounted, and a groove provided around the semiconductor element on the mounting surface. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197777

Manufacturing process of element chip

Provided is a manufacturing process of an element chip, which comprises a preparation step for preparing a substrate including a semiconductor layer having first and second sides and a wiring layer on the first side thereof, the substrate having a plurality of dicing regions and element regions defined by the dicing regions, a scribing step for radiating a laser beam towards the first side of the wiring layer onto the dicing regions to form apertures exposing the semiconductor layer along the dicing regions, and a dicing step for dicing the substrate along the apertures into a plurality of the element chips, wherein the laser beam has a beam profile having a m-shaped distribution whose peripheral intensity is greater than a central intensity in a width direction of the laser beam along the dicing regions.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197685

Electrolytic capacitor

An electrolytic capacitor includes an anode body having a dielectric layer; a solid electrolyte layer in contact with the dielectric layer of the anode body; and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution contains a solvent and a solute. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197532

Audio content censoring in vehicle infotainment system

An automotive infotainment system includes a source of a first audio content signal. The first audio content signal includes spoken or sung words. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197505

Video reception method, video transmission method, video reception apparatus, and video transmission apparatus

Provided is a video reception method performed by a video reception apparatus including a display. The video reception method includes: receiving a reception signal multiplexed from a video signal and an audio signal; obtaining the video signal and first transfer characteristics information by demultiplexing the reception signal, the first transfer characteristics information being information for specifying, per random access unit, a transfer function corresponding to a luminance dynamic range of the video signal; obtaining video data by decoding the video signal obtained; and displaying the video data while controlling a luminance dynamic range of the display per random access unit according to the first transfer characteristics information.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196312

Video display device

A video display device includes: a display panel that displays an image based on an input image signal; a light source substrate that includes a plurality of light sources on a main surface which is a front side of the light source substrate, and emits, toward a rear side of the display panel, light emitted from the plurality of light sources; a reflection sheet that is provided on the main surface of the light source substrate, and in which hollow partitioning walls each of which separates adjacent two light sources of the plurality of light sources are formed; and an optical member that has a plate shape, is provided between the display panel and the light source substrate, and uniformizes luminance distribution of the light emitted from the light source substrate. The reflection sheet extends to an outside of an outer peripheral edge of the optical member as viewed from the front side.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196232

Lens system

A single focal length lens system which, in order from an object side to an image side, includes a first unit, an aperture diaphragm, and a second unit is provided. The second unit includes a cemented lens having positive optical power, and a joint surface of the cemented lens is an aspheric surface. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196131

Sensor and method for estimating position of living body

A sensor includes at least one transmitting station including a transmission antenna; a plurality of receiving stations each including a reception array antenna; a first circuit that extracts, from signals observed by the reception array antenna of each of the plurality of receiving stations, living-body components, which are signal components transmitted from the transmission antenna and reflected by at least one living body; a second circuit that calculates, from the extracted living-body components, a plurality of position spectral functions, which are evaluation functions for evaluating a position of the at least one living body when viewed from the plurality of respective receiving stations; and a third circuit that integrates the plurality of calculated position spectral functions into one position spectral function, and calculates at least one maximum value of the position spectral function obtained as a result of integration to estimate the position of the at least one living body.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196105

Voltage detecting circuit, abnormality detector, and battery system

A voltage detection circuit includes a first terminal for connecting to one end of a first voltage detection line through a first resistor, the first voltage detection line having another end connected to a cathode or an anode of a first individual battery; a second terminal for connecting to the one end of the first voltage detection line without the first resistor; a first current generating circuit connected to the first terminal; and a voltage detector which detects a voltage of the first terminal and a voltage of the second terminal. The voltage detector includes at least one first ad converter connected to the first terminal, and at least one second ad converter connected to the second terminal.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195792

Refrigerator

In a refrigerator capable of suppressing dew condensation in hinged double doors without increasing a caloric value of a heater, a clearance between rotary partition body 109 and a front opening of a refrigerating compartment is thermally insulated by first fin members 206 that are disposed in door gaskets 110, that come into contact with a front surface part of a thermal-insulated box body, or a front surface of division board 303, and rotary partition body, and that includes heat insulating sheets 601 disposed in an inner part for closing a clearance, second fin members 207 that do not come into contact with rotary partition body on a front surface separated from rotary partition body between right and left hinged double doors 102, 103, and heat insulating sheets 601 disposed in first fin members 206, and a high temperature atmosphere is surrounded by second fin members 207.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195752

Air-conditioning control method, air-conditioning control apparatus, and storage medium

A cloud server includes an environment history db storing in-room temperature history information representing a history of an in-room temperature change in a living room whose temperature is adjusted by an air-conditioner in relation to operation history information representing an operation history of the air-conditioner, an in-room environment predictor that predicts, as a predicted off-state in-room temperature, a future in-room temperature of the living room based on the in-room temperature history information and the operation history information for a case where the temperature is not adjusted by the air-conditioning apparatus, and an air conditioning setting unit that determines, based on the predicted off-state in-room temperature, a control parameter of the air-conditioner used to control the in-room temperature so as to reach a target temperature at a target time.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195750

Ventilating fan

A ventilating fan, includes a humidity sensor box, provided with an air inlet in a bottom surface facing an suction opening and an air outlet in a top surface opposite to the bottom surface; a humidity sensor located inside the humidity sensor box and adapted to detect the humidity of the air passing through the humidity sensor box; and a humidity sensor circuit board located inside the humidity sensor box, disposed perpendicular to the bottom surface and adapted to control the humidity sensor. The air may flow at a high speed in the humidity sensor box, and it is easy for the water vapor to be taken out of the humidity sensor box without being accumulated inside the humidity sensor box, thereby suppressing the influence of the water vapor or the water droplet on the humidity sensor and enabling the humidity sensor to accurately detect the indoor humidity.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195688

Lighting device using light-emitting elements as light source

A lighting device includes a light source and first and second reflection surfaces. The first reflection surface reflects source light from the light source, and projects first light on first and second regions on an illuminated surface. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195266

Building unit and building

A building unit constitutes part of a two or more story building. The building unit includes: a first unit that is pre-assembled somewhere other than at a building site and constitutes one of a plurality of floors; a second unit that is pre-assembled somewhere other than at the building site and constitutes a floor above the first unit out of the plurality of floors; and a space path (upper and lower floor air circulation duct that spatially communicates with the first unit and the second unit.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180194367

Driving support device, driving support system and driving support method

A driver can intuitively and conveniently perform an operation for instructing a traffic lane change to a vehicle. In a driving support device 10, an image output unit 14a outputs, to a display unit 31, an image containing an own vehicle object representing an own vehicle and a plurality of traffic lanes. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180194280

Information processing system, information processing method, and readable medium

An information processing system is provided with a modeling unit. The modeling unit models, based on a degree of similarity among individual travel histories of a plurality of drivers, individual travel histories of at least one or more drivers from among the individual travel histories of the plurality of drivers to construct a driver model indicating a relationship between conditions of the at least one or more drivers and travel environments of at least one or more vehicles.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180193219

Beauty apparatus

A beauty apparatus includes a main body having a gripper and a head attached to one end of the main body. A circular opening from which foam is discharged is provided in the head, and spherical rollers are provided on at least one shaft extending in a circumferential direction of the opening.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180192919

Sensor and method

A sensor includes: a transmitting antenna with n transmitting antenna elements transmitting transmission signals; a receiving antenna with m receiving antenna elements, each receiving n received signals including a reflection signal generated by the living body reflecting part of the n transmission signals; a circuit; and a memory. The circuit extracts a second matrix corresponding to a specified frequency range from an n×m first matrix calculated from each received signal and indicating a propagation property between each transmitting antenna element and each receiving antenna element, estimates the position where the living body is present using the second matrix, calculates a radar cross-section (rcs) value of the living body based on the estimated position and the positions of the transmission and receiving antennas, and estimates the motion of the living body using the calculated rcs value and information indicating correspondence between rcs values and motions of the living body.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192522

Component mounting system and evaluation method of component supply device

. . A component mounting system includes a plurality of component supply devices (tape feeders) each of which supplies components from a component supply position and a component mounter that sucks the components from the component supply position of each of the plurality of component supply devices with a plurality of nozzles (suction nozzles) to install the components onto a board. A suction position correction value for correcting a suction position shift from a regular suction position when each of the nozzles sucks the components from the component supply position is calculated. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192490

Dimming device

A signal source generates a drive signal according to a dimming level. A discharge part includes a series circuit having a zener diode and a rectifier element connected in series. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192411

Base-station control apparatus, base-station apparatus, and control method

A base-station control apparatus includes: a number-of-training-packets determining circuit that determines the number of training packets to be transmitted by a wireless terminal, based on the number of first directional beam patterns used by a first base-station apparatus connected to the wireless terminal and the number of second directional beam patterns used by at least one second base-station apparatus not connected to the wireless terminal; and a notification issuing circuit that issues a notification indicating the determined number of training packets to the first base-station apparatus.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192078

Vehicle entertainment system

A vehicle entertainment system including a server storing media files, and smart monitors. Each smart monitor presents media selections corresponding to the media files and receives an input from passengers for playing a selection. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192046

Encoding method, decoding method, encoding apparatus, decoding apparatus, and encoding and decoding apparatus

To provide an encoding method for reducing deterioration in encoding efficiency when encoding a video/an image by selecting one operation mode out of a number of operation modes. The encoding method includes: extracting one or more features from one or more reconstructed pixel groups; categorizing the one or more reconstructed pixel groups using the extracted one or more features and a first machine learning model; and performing an encoding process on a current block of image samples included in a current picture using a parameter set corresponding to a result of the categorizing, the parameter set being one of a plurality of predefined parameter sets.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191975

Imaging device, and solid-state image sensor

An imaging device includes: a solid-state image sensor including: a plurality of pixels that are arranged in a two-dimensional array; and a signal processing device that processes an output signal from the solid-state image sensor. The imaging device generates a corrected image by: generating a correction signal based on a difference between a first temporary correction signal and a second temporary correction signal, the first temporary correction signal being obtained by directly applying a first voltage amplitude to a signal storage provided in each of the plurality of pixels, and the second temporary correction signal being obtained by applying, to the signal storage, a second voltage amplitude that is different from the first voltage amplitude; acquiring an image signal upon a photographing drive operation being performed by the solid-state image sensor; and applying the correction signal to the image signal.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191585

Information management method

A server apparatus receives a device id indicating one electrical home appliance among one or more electrical home appliances and a gateway id indicating that the one electrical home appliance belongs to a same owner, a same group, or a same home as the one or more electrical home appliances, determines whether or not the one electrical home appliance is a newly connected electrical home appliance, using a management database that manages device ids indicating the one or more electrical home appliances and the gateway id, and when it is determined made that the one electrical home appliance is a newly connected electrical home appliance, provides an information device, which is associated with the gateway id and which differs from the one electrical home appliance, with notification information for confirming whether or not it is to be permitted to collect the log information from the one electrical home appliance.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191207

Power transmission apparatus and power reception apparatus for wireless power transfer and wireless power transfer system

A power transmission apparatus oscillates alternating current power at a first frequency (f1) which is lower than a resonant frequency (fr) of the second resonator and at a second frequency (f2) which is higher than the resonant frequency (fr). The power transmission apparatus measures an inductance value lin (f1) and an inductance value lin (f2). ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190997

Alkaline dry cell

An alkaline dry cell includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an alkaline electrolyte solution. The negative electrode includes a terephthalic acid compound and a negative electrode active material containing zinc. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190848

Wavelength conversion filter, manufacturing method thereof, and solar cell module

A wavelength conversion filter, includes: a wavelength conversion layer in which a wavelength conversion material is dispersed in a transparent resin base material; and an ultraviolet absorption layer which is provided on the surface of the wavelength conversion layer and in which an ultraviolet absorber is dispersed in a transparent resin base material, wherein the wavelength conversion layer contains 0.01 to 30 parts by mass of the wavelength conversion material with respect to 100 parts by mass of the transparent resin base material included in the wavelength conversion layer.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190706

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device according to the present disclosure includes: a charge storage region that stores a signal charge obtained through photoelectric conversion in a photoelectric conversion film; an amplification transistor that amplifies the signal charge stored in the charge storage region in a corresponding pixel; a contact plug that is electrically connected to the charge storage region and contains a semiconductor material; and a line that is disposed above the contact plug and contains a semiconductor material. The contact plug and the charge storage region are electrically connected, and the contact plug and a gate electrode of the amplification transistor are electrically connected via the line.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180190234

Liquid crystal display device

Provided is a liquid crystal display device, including: a plurality of scanning connection lines formed on at least one side of edges of the image display region, the plurality of scanning connection lines connecting together a scanning signal drive circuit and a plurality of scanning signal lines; a selection circuit formed so as to be interposed between the plurality of scanning connection lines and the plurality of scanning signal lines, the selection circuit being configured to selectively short-circuit one of a plurality of the scanning signal lines to one of the plurality of scanning connection lines based on a selection signal; and a selection signal line connected to the selection circuit, the selection signal line transmitting the selection signal to the selection circuit.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180189741

Inspection management system and inspection management method

A system includes: a storage that stores a degree of deterioration determined from information that, for each part of each of air-conditioning facilities and/or refrigeration facilities during past inspections, an inspection worker perceived from the part; a first determiner that corrects and determines, on the basis of a history of degrees of deterioration of each part of the air-conditioning facilities and/or the refrigeration facilities during the past inspections, at least either scheduled dates of inspection of the air-conditioning facilities and/or the refrigeration facilities, or a priority of inspection work that is performed on each part of an air-conditioning facility and/or a cooling facility to be inspected; and a controller that causes an indicator to display at least either information indicating the scheduled dates of inspection or information indicating the priority of inspection work as determined by the first determiner.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180189590

Identification medium recognition device and identification medium recognition method

Identification medium recognition device (3) includes image input (11) that acquires a captured image imaged by an imaging device, identification medium region detector (12) that detects a region of the identification medium from the captured image, identification medium recognizer (18) that recognizes the character and/or the numeric character included in the identification medium from the region of the identification medium, super-resolution processor (17) that selectively performs super-resolution processing of the region of the identification medium, region storage (14) that stores a preset region in the captured image, identification medium region determiner (13) that determines whether the region of the identification medium is positioned within the preset region, and super-resolution processing selector (16) that selects, in a case where it is determined that the region of the identification medium is positioned within the preset region, execution of super-resolution processing by the super-resolution processor.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180189507

Application control system and application control method

Provided is an application control system capable of improving the safety and operability of application control, by a control device that makes a control request for an application, over a terminal device. The application control system includes a terminal device and a management device, which are connected with each other through a network. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180189462

Content reading method for reading out copyright-protected content from non-transitory recording medium, content reading apparatus, and non-transitory recording medium

A method is provided that includes receiving a command for reading out content from a non-transitory recording medium, and identifying first version information indicating a version of a content copyright protection method. The method includes identifying second version information indicating a version of a protocol used in authentication of the host apparatus, and determining whether the authentication is to be approved or not. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188887

Touch panel

A display device with a touch panel includes a display panel, and a touch panel formed above the display panel. The touch panel includes x electrodes which extend in a first direction, and y electrodes which extend in a second direction different from the first direction. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188750

Information providing method and information providing apparatus

A cloud server (104) receives environmental information of respective installation sites of a plurality of appliances (101a, 101b, 101c, 102a, 102b) via a network (1000), and determines one or more appliances that are installed in a same room among the plurality of appliances (101a, 101b, 101c, 102a, 102b), based on the received environmental information.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188617

Liquid crystal display device

A liquid crystal display device includes an arrangement of pixels, wherein each of the pixels includes at least three subpixels, wherein the second subpixel is a red subpixel, in contrast to the traditional red-green-blue subpixel configuration. Further, a signal line is disposed next to each of the subpixels, but a common line is disposed next to a subpixel which is not a red subpixel. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188530

Display device, display method and display medium

To provide a display device that can suppress generation of a double image. Display device includes plate-shape windshield having translucency and a projection unit that projects light expressing an image onto windshield such that the light is reflected toward a user by windshield. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188300

Method for monitoring power and power monitoring apparatus

A method for monitoring power used by a power monitoring system is provided. The method includes receiving preset information that defines periods in which one or more preset electric devices are scheduled to operate, and obtaining a power use rate indicating how much power is used in each period. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188298

Analogue measurement data detection system and battery voltage detection system

An analogue measurement data detection system according to the present invention includes: a reference voltage generation circuit configured to generate and output a reference voltage; an analogue/digital converter configured to compare an analogue signal with the reference voltage outputted from the reference voltage generation circuit, and based on a differential voltage between the analogue signal and the reference voltage, generate and output a digital signal corresponding to the analogue signal. The reference voltage generation circuit is configured to cause the reference voltage to have such a temperature characteristic as to compensate for temperature characteristics of at least the analogue/digital converter and the reference voltage generation circuit.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188086

Measurement unit and flow rate meter

A measurement unit includes a fluid inlet to let a fluid flow in, a fluid outlet to let the fluid flow out, and a single flow path connecting the fluid inlet with the fluid outlet. The measurement unit further includes a plurality of partition boards and a measuring instrument. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188028

Single-gap shock-stop structure and methods of manufacture for micro-machined mems devices

An inertial measurement apparatus has a movable proof mass and at least one electrode with a plurality of fingers that extend at non-right angles relative to an axis of motion of the proof mass. Multiple electrodes may be utilized with the same proof mass, with each of the electrodes having electrode fingers that extend at non-right angles relative to the axis of motion of the proof mass. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188020

Real-time-measurement projection device and three-dimensional-projection measurement device

Provided is a real-time-measurement projection device which can measure a distance to a changing target object in real time, and, particularly, can appropriately perform projection and mapping on a changing target object. A real-time-measurement projection device includes a projection device that projects pattern light including a pattern image onto a projection target, an imaging device that electronically acquires a captured image of the projection target irradiated with the pattern light for each pixel for a predetermined exposure time, and a calculation device that calculates a distance to each point of the projection target by contrasting data of the captured image with data of the pattern image, in which the imaging device temporally deviates a start point and an end point of the predetermined exposure time for each pixel.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187910

Thermal image sensor and user interface

A thermal image sensor including: a plurality of infrared detector elements that detect infrared light in a detection area; and rotors that scan the detection area in a scanning direction to detect, with the plurality of infrared detector elements, infrared light in an area to be captured as a single thermal image. The plurality of infrared detector elements include infrared detector elements arranged in mutually different positions in a rotational direction corresponding to the scanning direction of the plurality of infrared detector elements.. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187319

Electrochemical hydrogen pump

An electrochemical hydrogen pump includes an electrolyte membrane having a pair of primary surfaces; a cathode catalyst layer provided on one primary surface of the electrolyte membrane; an anode catalyst layer provided on the other primary surface of the electrolyte membrane; a cathode gas diffusion layer provided on the cathode catalyst layer; an anode gas diffusion layer provided on the anode catalyst layer; and a voltage application device applying a voltage between the cathode catalyst layer and the anode catalyst layer, the anode gas diffusion layer includes a laminate of metal sheets which are provided with vents, and among the metal sheets, the maximum diameter of vents provided in a first metal sheet adjacent to the anode catalyst layer is smaller than the maximum diameter of vents provided in a second metal sheet adjacent to the first metal sheet.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187025

Conductive coating composition, conductive material, method for manufacturing conductive coating composition, and method for manufacturing conductive material

A conductive coating composition includes graphite intercalation compounds, graphite oxides, a binder, and a dissolving agent. The graphite intercalation compounds are compounds having a sandwich structure where various atoms, molecules, etc., are inserted between layers of graphite, which is a layered material in which carbon hexagonal net planes are laminated in parallel. ... Panasonic Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180185764

Robot

A robot is provided. When a value obtained by excluding a gravitational component from an acceleration detected by an acceleration sensor is continuously less than a reference value for a certain time, a travelling state of the robot is determined as frictional surface travelling. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184535

Electronic device

In an electronic device, a socket side first fitting part and a socket side second fitting part, which constitute one shape of a recess and a projection, are formed near a hinge on a principal surface of a socket of a second unit from which a first unit is detachable. In a state in which a principal surface of an input unit and a principal surface of the socket are substantially parallel to each other, an input unit side first fitting part and an input unit side second fitting part, which constitute another shape of the recess and the projection, are formed on the principal surface of the input unit so as to respectively fit to the socket side first fitting part and the socket side second fitting part of the socket.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184533

Electronic device

A drive mechanism has an engaging member that abuts on a first engageable part and moves to a first axial center direction position and an engaging member that abuts on a second engageable part and moves to the first axial center direction position, when a first unit is mounted on a second unit. When an operating member is located at a second position, in a case where the right and left engaging members are moved to the first axial center direction positions, the operating member is moved from the second position to the first position. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184500

Sensor device and illumination system

A sensor device according to an example of the embodiment is connected, on an input side rather than an illumination apparatus, to a main power source line of an illumination system to which a dc voltage is applied and to which the illumination apparatus is connected through a branch wire. The sensor device includes: a sensing unit that detects an object and outputs a detection signal; and a switch that is provided in the main power source line and connects or disconnects the main power source line by an on-off operation on the input side rather than the illumination apparatus. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184490

Lighting device and luminaire

A first control circuit is configured to detect a value of a load current flowing through a solid-state light source in a lighting time period, and control a control element at a first response speed so as to make the value of the load current agree with a first target value. A second control circuit is configured to detect the value of the load current in the lighting time period, and control the control element at a second response speed so that the value of the load current does not exceed an upper limit that is larger than a first target value. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184123

Image encoding method, image decoding method, image encoding apparatus, and image decoding apparatus

The image encoding method includes: encoding an image including a block by performing, in at least one of intra prediction, inter prediction, and an in-loop filter, a non-linear process by which the input-output relationship becomes non-linear; and encoding an operation parameter of a non-linear filter to be used in the non-linear process.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184052

Image generation device and imaging device

An imaging system serving as an image generation device is provided with: a random optical filter array that has a plurality of types of optical filters and a scattering unit; photodiodes that receive light transmitted through the random optical filter array; an ad conversion unit that converts the light received by the photodiodes, into digital data; and a color image generation circuit that generates an image, using the digital data and modulation information of the random optical filter array, in which the scattering unit is located between the plurality of types of optical filters and the photodiodes, and in which the scattering unit includes a material having a first refractive index, and a material having a second refractive index that is different from the first refractive index.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184051

Monitoring system, monitoring method, and program

A plurality of fixed cameras installed in a driving area on a highway and a server device are connected via a network nw. The server device displays the captured images of the fixed cameras on the fixed camera monitor and requests camera position information and zooming position information to respective fixed cameras in response to occurrence of a traffic accident or the like in the driving area. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183635

Transmission apparatus and method, and reception apparatus and method

Modulated signal a is transmitted from a first antenna, and modulated signal b is transmitted from a second antenna. As modulated signal b, modulated symbols s2(i) and s2(i+1) obtained from different data are transmitted at time i and time i+1 respectively. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183484

Radio communication apparatus, and radio communication method

Wireless communication wherein channel estimation accuracy is improved while keeping the position of each bit in a frame, even when a modulation system having a large modulation multiple value is used for a data symbol. An encoding operation encodes and outputs transmitting data (bit string) and a bit converting operation converts at least one bit of a plurality of bits constituting a data symbol to be used for channel estimation, among the encoded bit strings, into ‘1’ ‘0’. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183317

Power converter

In a power converter, a first dc-dc converter converts a dc voltage output from a dc power supply into a dc voltage of a different level. A dc-ac converter converts a dc power output from the first dc-dc converter into an ac power and supplies the ac power to an ac load. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183256

Terminal

A terminal includes an rf-dc conversion circuit outputting dc current by converting ac current received via wireless communication into dc current, a dc-dc converter connected to an output side of rf-dc conversion circuit to convert a voltage of dc current output from rf-dc conversion circuit to a predetermined voltage, and a controller controlling connection and disconnection between rf-dc conversion circuit and dc-dc converter. Controller acquires open circuit voltage vin_oc on an output side of rf-dc conversion circuit, which is obtained when rf-dc conversion circuit and dc-dc converter are disconnected from each other, and target voltage αvin_oc (0<α<1) obtained by dividing open circuit voltage vin_oc. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183200

Electronic equipment assembly apparatus and electronic equipment assembly method

An electronic equipment assembly apparatus includes a cable holding tool, a work stage, and a robot unit. The cable holding tool holds the cable. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183142

Antenna device

An antenna device is designed to be connected to a printed-circuit board having a feeding part and a board ground. The antenna device includes a feed antenna, an antenna ground having a plate shape, an artificial magnetic conductor having a plate shape and being formed between the feed antenna and the antenna ground, a first connection connecting the feed antenna with the feeding part by passing through the antenna ground and the artificial magnetic conductor, and a second connection connecting the antenna ground with the board ground. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183109

Wound battery

A winding-type battery includes a battery case, a power generating element, a cap for blocking an opening of the battery case, and a gasket for insulating the battery case from the cap. The first electrode is connected to the cap via a first current collecting lead, and the second electrode is connected to the battery case via a second current collecting lead. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183065

Battery

A battery according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a first electrode layer, a first counter electrode layer being a counter electrode of the first electrode layer, a first solid electrolyte layer located between the first electrode layer and the first counter electrode layer, and a first heat-conducting layer including a first region containing a heat-conducting material. The first region is located between the first electrode layer and the first solid electrolyte layer.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183063

Negative electrode active material and electrochemical device

A negative electrode active material contains a lithium-containing transition metal oxynitride having a crystal structure belonging to the space group fm3m. An electrochemical device includes a negative electrode which contains a negative electrode active material containing a lithium-containing transition metal oxynitride having a crystal structure belonging to the space group fm3m; a positive electrode; and an electrolyte.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180183042

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a non-aqueous electrolyte and an electrode body in which a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate are layered with a separator interposed therebetween. The positive electrode plate contains a phosphate compound. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182481

Control method, information terminal, recording medium, and determination method

If a lesion included in a specification target image is a texture lesion, a probability image calculation unit calculates a probability value indicating a probability that each of a plurality of pixels of the specification target image is included in a lesion area. An output unit calculates, as a candidate area, an area including pixels whose probability values are equal to or larger than a first threshold in a probability image obtained from the probability image calculation unit and, as a modification area, an area including pixels whose probability values are within a certain probability range including the first threshold. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182407

Speech signal decoding device and method for decoding speech signal

A speech signal decoding device includes an adaptive code-book decoder, a fixed code-book decoder, a ratio calculator, a determination unit, and an attenuator. The adaptive code-book decoder generates an adaptive code-book vector using an adaptive code-book code of an encoded signal encoded by a celp method. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182341

Drive circuit, display device, and drive method

A drive circuit includes an output circuit provided in a display panel to output a gate-on voltage and a gate-off voltage to a plurality of gate lines. The plurality of gate lines include first to sixth gate lines sequentially disposed in a scanning direction. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182113

Image processing device and image processing method

Image processing device (100) includes range image obtaining unit (110), reference surface detector (130), object region detector (140), depth calculator (150), and grouping unit (160). Range image obtaining unit (110) obtains a range image. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182111

Illumination system, illumination method, and program

In an illumination system, a plurality of cameras and a plurality of illumination devices that are installed in a sidewalk where a person moves are connected to a control device through a network. Each of the plurality of cameras transmits detection information including a position and a movement direction of the person to the control device. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182073

Video image enhancement method

There is provided is a method for enhancing a video image capable of achieving high image quality improvement for both a texture area and an edge area. A maximum limit value and a minimum limit value of a video signal value enhanced on the basis of a pixel signal value in an area set around the target pixel are calculated, the maximum limit value and the minimum limit value are corrected according to a texture value calculated as a scale value that indicates a variation of the pixel signal value in the corresponding area, and the corrected maximum limit value and minimum limit value are applied to the enhanced video signal value.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181906

Stock management apparatus, method and system

A method includes detecting status of stock displayed on stocking place like a shelf, and transmitting information based on the status of stock to deliverer having the stock a predefined receiver.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181824

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

An information processing apparatus capable of assisting safe driving of a vehicle at a place such as an intersection where the view from the vehicle is obstructed or restricted is provided. A detection processing unit detects a traffic mirror in an image and an object in the traffic mirror on the basis of image information representing an image captured by an image capturing apparatus mounted in a vehicle. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181815

Person counting area setting method, person counting area setting program, moving line analysis system, camera device, and person counting program

A person counting area setting method includes displaying a captured image of an imaging area captured by a camera device on a display, generating an image of a person counting area for counting the number of one or more persons who pass through a gate pictured on the captured image displayed on the display and displaying the generated image on the display such that the generated image is superimposed on the captured image based on a first parameter indicating a position of the gate in a case where the first parameter is input, and transmitting the information regarding the person counting area to the camera device and setting the transmitted information for the camera device.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181225

Touch panel

A touch panel includes a light-transmitting cover lens, a sensor portion, and a first adhesive layer. The first adhesive layer bonds the cover lens and the sensor portion to each other. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181166

Electronic device

An electronic device includes: a first unit having a display; and a second unit having an input part, and is constructed such that the first unit and the second unit are detachable. The second unit includes a socket capable of housing a lower side of the first unit. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181139

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

An information processing apparatus capable of assisting safe driving of a vehicle at a place such as an intersection where the view from the vehicle is obstructed or restricted is provided. On the basis of image information representing an image captured by an image capturing apparatus mounted in a vehicle, a detection processing unit detects a traffic mirror in the image and an object in the traffic mirror. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181118

Information processing apparatus, operated vehicle, information processing method, and recording medium storing program

An operator uses a remote operation apparatus to remotely operate an operated vehicle. The remote operation apparatus includes a position information processor which, based on vehicle position information indicating a current position of the operated vehicle and delay information indicating a delay time required for information transmission between the operated vehicle and the remote operation apparatus, generates first position information indicating a first predicted position of the operated vehicle from the current position of the operated vehicle considering the delay time; based on obstacle position information indicating a current position of at least one obstacle around the operated vehicle acquired by the operated vehicle and the delay information, generates second position information indicating a second predicted position of the at least one obstacle from the time of the current position of the obstacle considering the delay time; and outputs the first and second position information.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180860

Imaging optical system, and imaging device and camera system provided with imaging optical system

An imaging optical system of the present disclosure includes a first lens group having positive power, a second lens group having negative power, a third lens group having the positive power, and a succeeding lens group including one or more lens groups in order from an object side toward an image side. The third lens group includes a lens having the positive power and a lens having the positive power in order from the object side toward the image side, and includes a lens l3r1 having the positive power, a lens l3r2 having the positive power, and a lens l3r3 having the negative power in order from the image side toward the object side. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180534

Appearance inspection apparatus and appearance inspection method

An appearance inspection apparatus includes a lighting unit, an imaging unit, a memory, an operating unit, a detecting unit, and a determination unit. The lighting unit has a plurality of light sources emitting single-wavelength light with relative spectral distributions different from one another, and substantially simultaneously irradiates a photographic subject with illumination light. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180344

Ultra-low temperature freezer

An ultra-low temperature freezer includes: an insulated case defining a storage compartment having an opening in an upper face; and an insulated door configured to be able to open and close the opening so that the storage compartment can be seen from the front face side of the insulated case, the front face of the insulated case having a thickness smaller than thicknesses of both side faces and a back face of the insulated case.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180320

Ventilation grille and ventilation fan

A ventilation grille has an annular shape, and includes a panel and a lamp unit. The panel includes an intake opening provided around a central part of the annular shape, and a frame provided around the intake opening. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180313

Ventilation fan

The ventilation fan includes a housing in which an suction port and an exhaust port are provided, a blowing part that guides air to the exhaust port from the suction port, an orifice that guides air sucked from the suction port to the blowing part via an air exhaust channel that communicates the suction port and the exhaust port, a humidity sensor for detecting humidity of air in the housing, and a humidity sensor case for accommodating the humidity sensor. The humidity sensor case includes a sensor base with a box shape having an opening, a first sensor cap that has a first ventilation hole and covers the opening, and a second sensor cap that has a second ventilation hole and covers the opening inside the first sensor cap.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180179806

Production method of multiple panes

The objective is to propose a production method of multiple panes which can be simple and nevertheless produce a multiple pane in its finished state which does not include any undesired protrusion from an external surface of a glass panel. The production method includes: hermetically bonding, with a sealing member, peripheries of paired glass panels disposed facing each other at a predetermined distance to form a space to be hermetically enclosed between the glass panels; evacuating air from the space through an outlet to make the space be in a reduced pressure state; subsequently dividing the space by a region forming member disposed inside the space to form a partial region which do not include the outlet; and subsequently cutting out the partial regions by cutting the pair of glass panels.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180179647

Membrane electrode assembly and electrochemical hydrogen pump

A membrane electrode assembly includes: an electrolyte membrane that includes a pair of main surfaces; a cathode catalyst layer that is provided to one main surface of the electrolyte membrane; an anode catalyst layer that is provided to the other main surface of the electrolyte membrane; a cathode gas diffusion layer that is provided to the cathode catalyst layer; and an anode gas diffusion layer that is provided to the anode catalyst layer. The anode gas diffusion layer includes a metal steel plate that includes a plurality of vent holes through which gas passes, unevenness is provided to a main surface of the metal steel plate that neighbors the anode catalyst layer, and a difference in a height of the unevenness in a thickness direction of the metal steel plate is less than a thickness of the electrolyte membrane.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180179093

Scale inhibitor, scale-inhibiting device using the same, and scale-inhibiting system

A scale inhibitor includes a granular material composed of a particle containing a plurality of polyphosphate salts, the granular material has an asymmetric particle diameter distribution, and a particle diameter with a maximum frequency is smaller than an average particle diameter of the granular material.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180179066

Carbon-metal composite

A carbon-metal composite includes a flake-like graphite powder, and a metal covering a circumferential end portion of the flake-like graphite powder to thereby improve the contact resistance of crystalline graphite, and to provide a composition containing a carbon material having improved contact resistance.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180179017

Tape reel supporting device, component placement machine, and tape reel supporting method

A tape reel supporting device includes a plurality of shaft members and a plurality of roller members. The plurality of shaft members extend to be parallel to each other in a horizontal direction. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178800

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

An information processing apparatus capable of assisting safe driving of a vehicle at a place such as an intersection where the view from the vehicle is obstructed or restricted is provided. An obtaining unit obtains map information or image information representing an image captured by an image capturing apparatus mounted in a vehicle. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178661

Vehicle bi-directional power inverter system and method

An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a bi-directional inverter of a vehicle. The bi-directional inverter may include an alternating current (ac) to direct current (dc) inverter configured to receive ac power from a power grid and generate dc power on a dc bus operatively coupled to a vehicle battery. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178660

Vehicle and wireless power transmission system

A vehicle to be driven by electric power which is wirelessly transmitted from a power transmitter having two transmission electrodes includes: two reception electrodes to receive ac power from the two transmission electrodes through capacitive coupling respectively with the two transmission electrodes; a power receiving circuit which is connected to the two reception electrodes to convert ac power received by the two reception electrodes into dc power or another form of ac power, and supply the dc power or other form of ac power to an electric motor which drives the vehicle; and a control circuit which, while the vehicle is traveling over the two transmission electrodes, increases an impedance of the vehicle as viewed from the power transmitter when a value of at least one of power, voltage and current in the power receiving circuit, or a change rate over time thereof, exceeds a threshold value.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178391

Autonomously moving body, movement controlling method, and recording medium storing movement controlling program

A cleaning robot which performs a predetermined task while autonomously moving includes: a driver which makes the cleaning robot move; an image capturer which detects a movement state indicating whether a different cleaning robot existing in front of the cleaning robot is moving along an obstacle, a direction in which the different cleaning robot exists relative to the cleaning robot, and a distance between the cleaning robot and the different cleaning robot; and a following run controller which controls the driver in order for the cleaning robot to move following the different cleaning robot while keeping a position diagonally behind the different cleaning robot at an opposite side of the different cleaning robot from the obstacle, if the movement state indicates that the different cleaning robot is moving along the obstacle.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178290

Method for manufacturing three-dimensional shaped object

Three dimensional shaped object manufacturing method, which is capable of making a life time of a machining tool longer when machining of the surface of a solidified layer is performed using the machining tool. The method includes an alternate repetition of forming a powder-layer and a solidified-layer. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178136

Robot

In a robot, after a first value indicating acceleration in the up-and-down axis direction output from an acceleration sensor exceeds a certain threshold value, when any of the first value indicating the acceleration in the up-and-down axis direction, a second value indicating the acceleration in the front-and-back axis direction, and a third value indicating the acceleration in the left-and-right axis direction is determined to exhibit variation exceeding a certain width for a fixed period, the robot determines that a housing of the robot is being held by a user.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180177272

Hair iron

A hair iron according to the present disclosure is configured to hold hair in a state in which a first hair holding surface and a second hair holding surface face each other. A first hair holder includes ion outlets configured to release ions generated by a discharge device. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180177012

Dimming control device, lighting apparatus, lighting system, and dimming control method

A dimming control device configured to receive dimming input level data updated at intervals, and to control a dimming level of a light source based on the dimming input level data, includes: a memory that stores the diming input level data received prior to the newest dimming input level data; and a generator that generates dimming output level data as data having higher resolution than the dimming input level data, the dimming output level data being generated as a function of the dimming input level data received and stored in the memory.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180177005

Method and device for electromagnetic cooking

An electromagnetic cooking device includes an enclosed cavity; a set of radio frequency feeds configured to introduce electromagnetic radiation into the enclosed cavity to heat up and prepare food; a set of high-power radio frequency amplifiers coupled to the set of radio frequency feeds, each high-power amplifier comprising at least one amplifying stage configured to output a signal that is amplified in power with respect to an input radio frequency signal; a signal generator coupled to the set of high-power radio frequency amplifiers for generating the input radio frequency signal, and a controller. The controller can be configured to, among other things, cause the signal generator and selected ones of the set of high-power amplifiers to output a radio frequency signal, select from a set of phase values of radio frequency electromagnetic waves, and identify the resonant modes excited within the enclosed cavity.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176503

Signature generation system, signature generation apparatus, and signature generation method

A signature to be used to verify whether or not an original version video captured by a camera has been altered is assigned in the camera to improve the evidential quality of the original version video captured by the camera. The camera (2) includes: an image pickup unit that captures a video of an area to be monitored; a cpu that generates, using a portion or the entirety of video data of the area to be monitored captured by the image pickup unit, a signature for verifying whether or not the video data have been altered; and a network communication unit that sequentially transmits, to a client terminal (4), signed video data obtained by assigning the signature generated by the cpu to the video data. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176500

Wearable camera, in-vehicle communication device, charging device, and communication system

A wearable camera images a subject in front of the user, executes a first communication setting process for communicating with an in-vehicle communication device, mounted in a vehicle on which the user rides, stores first communication setting information used for communication with the in-vehicle communication device, based on the first communication setting process, in a memory, and transmits a captured image of the subject to the in-vehicle communication device, using the first communication setting information. The wearable camera deletes the first communication setting information from the memory, after a lapse of a certain time from a last communication time.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176496

Imaging apparatus including light source that emits pulsed light beam onto object and light detector that detects light returning from object

An imaging apparatus includes: a light source that emits a light pulse onto an object, and a light detector that detects a reflected light pulse returning from the object. The light detector detects a first part of the reflected light pulse in a first period, and detects a second part of the reflected light pulse in a second period that starts after the first period. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176486

Illumination device, imaging device, and lens

Illumination device (100) includes light source (110), lens (120) including first region (120a) having negative power and second region (120b) having positive power, and drive (130) that changes a relative distance between light source (110) and lens (120). The light of light source (110) passes through first region (120a) and second region (120b) even when the distance is changed to any distance by drive (130).. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175815

Sound signal processing apparatus and imaging device using same

A sound signal processing apparatus includes: first amplifier which amplifies a sound signal, depending on an input level of the sound signal; and second amplifier which amplifies with a gain the sound signal amplified by first amplifier. Second amplifier automatically decreases the gain when a level of the sound signal is greater than an upper limit threshold, and second amplifier automatically increases the gain when the level of the sound signal is lower than the upper limit threshold and when the gain is lower than a predetermined value. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175752

Motor driving device, as well as refrigerator and device for operating compressor in which said motor driving device is used

A motor driving device includes: brushless dc motor (5) that drives a load that fluctuates during one rotation; and driver (9) that applies a voltage to brushless dc motor (5) and drives brushless dc motor (5). The motor driving device further includes speed accelerator (8) that determines the voltage to be applied by driver (9) so as to accelerate brushless dc motor (5) such that a speed change rate of a speed within one rotation from start of brushless dc motor (5) with respect to a speed at next one rotation remains within a predetermined value or less.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175670

Non-contact charging module having a wireless charging coil and a magnetic sheet

Provided is a non-contact charging module wherein adverse effects from magnets have been prevented even where magnets are used for positioning, power transmission efficiency has been improved, and the entire module has been made thin due to a state of improved power transmission efficiency. The non-contact charging module comprises a planar coil portion (2) of spirally wound conductive wiring, and a magnetic sheet (3) that is provided so as to oppose a surface of a coil (21) on the planar coil portion (2), and is characterized in that the magnetic sheet is layered with a first layer, and a second layer that has a lower magnetic permeability and a higher saturation magnetic flux density than the first layer.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175668

Electronic device including non-contact charging module

This communication apparatus makes it possible to have a non-contact charging module and a sheet antenna coexist, even in the case where there the non-contact charging module and the sheet antenna in the communication apparatus. The apparatus is provided with: a housing; a secondary-side non-contact charging module, which is housed in the housing, receives power by means of electromagnetic induction, and has a first coil having a conducting wire wound thereon, and a first magnetic sheet facing the first coil; and an nfc antenna, which is housed in the housing, and has a second coil having a conducting wire wound thereon, and a second magnetic sheet facing the second coil. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175645

Wireless charging module having a wireless charging coil and a magnetic sheet

Provided are a non-contact charging module and a non-contact charging instrument such that the non-contact module can be made thin in a state where a sufficient cross-sectional area of a planar coil portion has been ensured and power transmission efficiency has been enhanced. The non-contact module comprises the planar coil portion (2) on which a plurality of conducting wires have been spirally wound, and a magnetic sheet provided so as to oppose a surface of a coil (21) of the planar coil portion (2), the plurality of conducting wires are respectively connected together at both ends, and the planar coil portion (2) has a part wound overlapped in multiple layers and another part wound in a single layer.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175620

Management apparatus, management method, and management program

Deriver extracts, based on a power adjustment quantity provided from a power supply utility, a plurality of candidate combinations of power facilities that are candidates that achieve the power adjustment quantity from among a plurality of power facilities. Deriver derives a group of candidate combinations of power facilities that includes the plurality of candidate combinations of power facilities extracted. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175479

Antenna device

An antenna device includes a first plate conductor that is disposed approximately in parallel to the gnd conductor plate, of which one end is connected to the gnd conductor plate, and the other end that is opposed to the one end is opened, and a second plate conductor that has approximately the same shape as that of the first plate conductor, of which one end is grounded to the gnd conductor plate, of which the other end that is opposed to the one end is opened, that is disposed at a position obtained by rotating the first plate conductor approximately 180 degrees about an intersection line passing through an approximately central point of the gnd conductor plate as an axis on the same plane as the first plate conductor on the gnd conductor plate, and that has a ground portion at which the grounding is performed and an open portion at which the opening is performed at positions obtained by rotating the ground portion and the open portion of the first plate conductor approximately 180 degrees about the axis.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175427

Flow battery

A flow battery includes a first liquid containing a first electrode mediator dissolved therein, a first electrode immersed in the first liquid, a first active material immersed in the first liquid, and a first circulation mechanism that circulates the first liquid between the first electrode and the first active material, wherein the first electrode mediator includes a bicarbazyl derivative. For example, the bicarbazyl derivative is represented by the general formula (1).. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175426

Flow battery

A flow battery includes a first liquid containing a first electrode mediator dissolved therein, a first electrode immersed in the first liquid, a first active material immersed in the first liquid, and a first circulation mechanism that circulates the first liquid between the first electrode and the first active material. The first electrode mediator includes a carbazole derivative, and the carbazole derivative has a substituent at positions 3, 6, and 9 of a carbazole skeleton thereof.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175409

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell including an anode gas flow channel and a cathode gas flow channel and generating electricity from a hydrogen-containing anode gas of the anode gas flow channel and an oxygen-containing cathode gas of the cathode gas flow channel; an anode off-gas emission path through which an anode off-gas emitted from the anode gas flow channel flows; and a cathode off-gas emission path through which a cathode off-gas emitted from the cathode gas flow channel flows. After stoppage of generation of electricity by the fuel cell, gas purging is performed in which at least a part of the cathode off-gas emission path is purged with a hydrogen-containing gas having passed through a junction where the anode off-gas emission path and the cathode off-gas emission path meet each other. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175257

Light emitting element and method of manufacturing light emitting element

A light emitting element includes a light emitting member that is formed of at least two kinds of an oxide material and has a plate shape; and a light transmitting member that collimates a light emitted from the light emitting member and has a plano-convex shape, in which a contact portion between the light transmitting member and the light emitting member is continuous.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174938

Semiconductor device

Semiconductor device 1000 includes semiconductor 102, an electric field relaxation structure, at least one surface electrode 112, passivation layer 114, and insulating layer 115. Semiconductor layer 102 has a predetermined element region. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174911

Ramo4 substrate, and method for producing group iii nitride crystals

An ramo4 substrate that includes an ramo4 monocrystalline substrate formed of a single crystal represented by general formula ramo4, wherein r represents one or more trivalent elements selected from the group consisting of sc, in, y, and lanthanoid elements, a represents one or more trivalent elements selected from the group consisting of fe(iii), ga, and al, and m represents one or more divalent elements selected from the group consisting of mg, mn, fe(ii), co, cu, zn, and cd. The ramo4 monocrystalline substrate has a principal surface with a plurality of grooves. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174908

Manufacturing process of element chip

A manufacturing process of an element chip comprises a preparation step for preparing a substrate, the substrate including first and second streets crossing each other to define a plurality of element regions. Also, it comprises a first shallow-groove formation step for radiating a laser beam along the first streets to form a plurality of first shallow grooves being shallower than a thickness of the substrate, a second shallow-groove formation step for radiating the laser beam along the second streets to form a plurality of second shallow grooves being shallower than a thickness of the substrate, a first groove formation step for radiating the laser beam along the first shallow grooves to form a plurality of first grooves, and a plasma dicing step for etching the substrate along the first grooves and the second shallow grooves by a plasma exposure to dice the substrate into a plurality of element chips.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174808

Sputtering apparatus and sputtering method

A sputtering apparatus has a vacuum chamber capable of arranging a target material and a substrate therein so as to face each other, a dc power supply capable of electrically being connected to the target material, and a pulsing unit pulsing electric current flowing in the target material from the dc power supply, in which plasma is generated in the vacuum chamber to form a thin film on the substrate, including an ammeter measuring electric current flowing in the pulsing unit from the dc power supply, a power supply controller performing feedback control of the dc power supply so that a current value measured by the ammeter becomes a prescribed value and a pulse controller indicating a pulse cycle shifted from a control cycle of the dc power supply by the power supply controller to the pulsing unit.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174747

Electronic device including non-contact charging module and near field communication antenna

An electronic device having a communication capability is provided. The electronic device includes a housing having a generally rectangular shape in a plan view of the housing, and a non-contact charging module included in the housing. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174733

Reactor

A reactor includes a coil body, an exterior case, and a filler. The coil body includes a core and a coil wound around the core. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174609

Disk magazine

A disk magazine according to the present disclosure is a disk magazine equipped with a resin-made disk tray that houses a plurality of disks in a stacked state and a tray holder that houses the disk tray. An opening is provided on one side surface of the tray holder so that the disk tray can be inserted into and extracted from the opening. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173409

Switch, device control method, and program

A switch includes a manipulation display, a processor, and an outputter. The manipulation display includes a manipulation section and a display section. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173085

Wavelength converter, projector, and lighting device

A wavelength converter includes, in sequence, a substrate, a reflective layer, and a phosphor layer. The phosphor layer contains a sealing layer and a phosphor dispersed in the sealing layer. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172993

Side view safety display in a motor vehicle

A motor vehicle includes an a-pillar disposed between a side view window and a windshield. A virtual image projection arrangement presents a virtual image that is visible by a driver of the vehicle in a direction adjacent to the a-pillar and appearing to the driver to be at least two meters away from the driver.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172991

Head-up display

Head-up display includes: display element for displaying an image, and a projection optical system for projecting the image, which is displayed on display element, onto viewing region of viewer. The projection optical system includes combiner that is disposed at a position in an optical path from display element to viewing region of viewer. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172989

Headup display device

A headup display device includes: a display having an emission surface that emits display light relating to predetermined information; a reflecting member that is disposed above the display and reflects the display light emitted from the display; a combiner part on which the display light reflected off the reflecting member is incident; a transmissive member that is disposed between the display and the reflecting member to cover the emission surface and transmits the display light emitted from the display toward the reflecting member; and a blocking member that is disposed above the transmissive member and blocks out light that is reflected off the transmissive member to be incident on the combiner part. A transmissive-member-side end of the blocking member is disposed to be movable from a first position where the light is blocked out to a second position closer to the transmissive member than the first position is.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172949

Imaging device

In the case in which a plurality of regions which is obtained by dividing an image region of the image data is set as partial regions, a controller detects focus positions respectively with respect to the partial regions and moves a focus lens to each of the detected focus positions to capture a video. The controller has, as a video capturing method for the video capturing, a first method in which the video capturing is performed with the focus lens stopped at each of the focus positions, and a second method in which the video capturing is performed with the focus lens being moved without stopped at each of the focus positions.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172814

Object detection device and recording medium

An object detection device includes: a classifier that receives, from a radar device that transmits a transmission wave and receives a reflected wave that is the transmission wave reflected by an object around a subject vehicle, detection result information indicative of an intensity, an azimuth, and a doppler velocity obtained from a doppler frequency shift of the reflected wave, and determines whether the detection result information is first detection result information corresponding to a moving object or second detection result information corresponding to a still object; a calculator that calculates distances from the radar device to reflection points of the moving object on the basis of the first detection result information; and an output that supplies, to a predetermined device, first reflection point information indicating the distances of the reflection points and azimuths of the reflection points based on the radar device.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172334

Dew condensation removal structure and cooling/heating equipment including dew condensation removal structure

Disclosed are a dew condensation removal structure that removes dew condensation generated in equipment using cold such as refrigerating/freezing equipment and air conditioning equipment and that suppresses power consumption necessary to remove the dew condensation, and cooling/heating equipment including the dew condensation removal structure. The cooling/heating equipment uses the dew condensation removal structure, including: a cooling structure having a cooling surface that is directly or indirectly cooled by cold, the cooling surface facing outside air; and a dew condensation conveyance section provided on the cooling surface, in which the dew condensation conveyance section has a conveyance path that conveys dew condensation by capillary phenomenon, the dew condensation being generated on a surface of the dew condensation conveyance section.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180171161

Conductive coating composition, conductive material, method for manufacturing conductive coating composition, and method for manufacturing conductive material

A conductive coating composition includes graphite intercalation compounds, metal particles, a binder, and a dissolving agent. The graphite intercalation compounds are compounds having a sandwich structure where various atoms, molecules, etc., are inserted between layers of graphite, which is a layered material in which carbon hexagonal net planes are laminated in parallel. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180170005

Curable composition, prepreg, metal foil with composition, metal-clad laminate and wiring board

A curable composition includes a radically polymerizable compound having a carbon-carbon unsaturated double bond in a molecule, and an insoluble phosphorus compound insoluble in the radically polymerizable compound. The insoluble phosphorus compound includes a phosphine oxide compound having two or more diphenylphosphine oxide groups in a molecule.. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180169865

Robot

A robot including a spherical housing made up of a main housing portion, a first spherical cap portion, and a second spherical cap portion. The main housing portion is disposed between the first spherical cap portion and the second spherical cap portion. ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168514

Electronic apparatus, information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

In the electronic apparatus, a contact impedance compensation controller calculates a first compensation value and a second compensation value so that a resulting value obtained by adding a third resistance value between a measuring electrode and first skin to a first resistance value is equal to a resulting value obtained by adding a fourth resistance value between a reference electrode and second skin to a second resistance value, determines first information on the basis of the first compensation value, determines the second information on the basis of the second compensation value, and sends the first information to the first compensation circuit.. . ... Panasonic Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168454

Device including light source emitting pulsed light, light detector, and processor

A device is used for measurement of an internal portion of an object and includes a light source that emits pulsed light with which the object is irradiated, a light detector that detects light which returns from the object in response to irradiation with the pulsed light, and a processor. The processor assesses temporal stability of a light amount of the light which returns from the object and is detected by the light detector.. ... Panasonic Corporation








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