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Panasonic Corporation , formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. , is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.The company was founded in 1918, and has grown to become one of the largest Japanese electronics producers alongside Sony, Hitachi, Toshiba and Canon Inc. In addition to electronics, it offers non-electronic products and services such as home renovation services. Panasonic is the world's fourth-largest television manufacturer by 2012 market share.Panasonic has a primary listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 and TOPIX indices. It has a secondary listing on the Nagoya Stock Exchange. Wikipedia.


Terakawa A.,Panasonic
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells | Year: 2013

Criteria and techniques of device-grade thin film silicon deposition for high efficiency solar cells developed in Panasonic/Sanyo were reviewed. By applying these techniques, record efficiencies were achieved for a-Si single junction, a-Si/a-SiGe tandem junction. We have also fabricated very high-efficiency a-Si/μc-Si tandem solar cells and modules with a very high μc-Si deposition-rate (>2.0 nm/s) of device-grade μc-Si layers using Localized Plasma Confinement CVD. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Behrangrad M.,Panasonic
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2015

Abstract Demand side management (DSM) can be defined as modifications in the demand side energy consumption pattern to foster better efficiency and operations in electrical energy systems. DSM activities, which are classified into "energy efficiency (EE)" and "demand response (DR)" are becoming more popular due to technological advances in smart grids and electricity market deregulation. However, it can be argued that ensuring DSM sustainability requires creating suitable business models. Business models are influenced by different factors such as electricity market regulation, mechanisms, power system characteristics and infrastructure. The proliferation of smart grid infrastructure, distributed generation, intermittent renewable energy resources and energy storage devices has affected DSM business models considerably. Therefore, in this paper, possible business models for EE and DR providers in different electricity market segments are analyzed and reviewed. The analysis covers three types of characteristics: DSM transaction characteristics, renewable energy correlation and DSM load control characteristics. In DSM transaction characteristics, the value proposition of DSM such as added value offered to the DSM purchaser and transaction triggers are discussed. In renewable energy correlation, the effect of increased renewable energy penetration on the business model is evaluated. In DSM load control characteristics, load control and aggregation aspects such as response speed, duration, advance notice, location sensitivity and actual usage frequency are analyzed. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


A visual field calculation apparatus capable of accurately calculating a visual field range of a user without using a complex configuration is provided. The visual field calculation apparatus includes a saccade detector that detects a saccade on the basis of a first gaze direction detected at a first timing and a second gaze direction detected at a second timing, a saccade speed calculator that calculates speed of the saccade on the basis of a time difference between the first timing and the second timing, the first gaze direction, and the second gaze direction, and a visual field range calculator that calculates a displacement vector of a saccade whose speed exceeds a first threshold, and calculates an area including a final point of the displacement vector as the visual field range of the user.


Patent
Panasonic | Date: 2016-01-13

An encoding method generates an encoded sequence by performing encoding of a given coding rate according to a predetermined parity check matrix. The predetermined parity check matrix is a first parity check matrix or a second parity check matrix. The first parity check matrix corresponds to a low-density parity check (LDPC) convolutional code using a plurality of parity check polynomials. The second parity check matrix is generated by performing at least one of row permutation and column permutation with respect to the first parity check matrix. An eth parity check polynomial that satisfies zero, of the LDPC convolutional code, is expressible by using a predetermined mathematical formula.


Patent
Panasonic | Date: 2016-01-14

The image decoding method includes: determining a context for use in a current block to be processed, from among a plurality of contexts; and performing arithmetic decoding on a bit sequence corresponding to the current block, using the determined context, wherein in the determining: the context is determined under a condition that control parameters of neighboring blocks of the current block are used, when the signal type is a first type, the neighboring blocks being a left block and an upper block of the current block; and the context is determined under a condition that the control parameter of the upper block is not used, when the signal type is a second type, and the second type is inter_pred_flag.

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