Patents by Inventor Kenichi Koga

Kenichi Koga has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11496283
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a plurality of wireless communication sections, each of which is configured to wirelessly receive a signal from another communication device; and a control section configured to select a wireless communication section from which a specific reception time corresponding to an optimum parameter that is a reliability parameter indicating that the specific reception time is most appropriate for a processing target is detected, as a transmission communication section serving as a wireless communication section that transmits a signal from among the plurality of wireless communication sections, and configured to measure a distance between the transmission communication section and the other communication device on the basis of the specific reception time detected from a correlation computation result obtained from signals transmitted/received between the other communication device and the selected transmission communication section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki Oishi, Satoshi Mori, Kenichi Koga, Tatsuya Koike
  • Patent number: 11480645
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a plurality of wireless communication sections, each of which is configured to wirelessly receive a signal from another communication device; and a control section configured to detect a specific element in chronological information based on respective pulse signals received by the plurality of wireless communication sections, on the basis of respective pieces of chronological information including, as elements related to time, information that chronologically changes and that is obtained when the plurality of wireless communication sections receive the respective pulse signals transmitted from the other communication device, verify whether each of a plurality of the detected specific elements is based on the pulse signal coming through a shortest path, and estimate an angle from which the pulse signal has come while using axes extending from reference point, on the basis of the plurality of specific elements that are verified as elements based on the pulse signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki Oishi, Satoshi Mori, Kenichi Koga, Tatsuya Koike
  • Publication number: 20220255607
    Abstract: To provide a novel and improved communication device, control device, program, and system capable of estimating a positional relation between devices with higher accuracy. A communication device includes a control unit configured to control transmission and reception of signals by at least first and second antennas in conformity with a specific communication standard. The control unit controls a mode for transmission and reception of the signals by the first and second antennas in accordance with the signals transmitted to and received from another communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Kenichi KOGA
  • Publication number: 20220244339
    Abstract: To provide a novel and improved control device and storage medium capable of performing control based on a positional relation with higher accuracy. A control device includes a control unit configured to perform control based on a presence area of a first communication device determined using a signal transmitted and received between the first communication device and at least one second communication device. The control unit performs control related to an operation of a controlled device in accordance with a second presence area when a first presence area determined based on a coordinate position of the first communication device on an arbitrary coordinate system associating the first communication device with the second communication device is inconsistent with the second presence area determined based on a distance between the first and second communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki OISHI, Kenichi KOGA, Tatsuya KOIKE, Satoshi MORI, Kento KATAOKA
  • Publication number: 20220248173
    Abstract: To provide a novel and improved control device and storage medium capable of performing control based on a positional relation with higher accuracy. A control device includes a control unit configured to perform control based on a presence area of a second communication device estimated using signals transmitted and received between a first communication device and the second communication device. The control unit performs control based on a presence area estimated most often among a plurality of presence areas estimated from signals transmitted and received a plurality of times during a certain time length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki OISHI, Kenichi KOGA, Tatsuya KOIKE, Satoshi MORI, Kento KATAOKA
  • Publication number: 20220239385
    Abstract: A communication device controls wireless communication depending on radio propagation environments. The communication device includes a wireless communication section configured to receive wireless signals from another communication device, and a control section configured to control a repetition process of repeatedly executing a measurement process on a basis of a reliability parameter calculated through the measurement process. The measurement process including reception of the wireless signals and calculation of the reliability parameter serving as an indicator that indicates whether a first incoming wave is an appropriate process target, the first incoming wave being a signal detected as a signal that meets a predetermined detection standard among the received wireless signals, wherein the reliability parameter includes a fourth reliability parameter serving as an indicator that indicates suitability of a situation of receiving the wireless signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki OISHI, Satoshi MORI, Kenichi KOGA, Tatsuya KOIKE, Kazuki NAIKI
  • Publication number: 20220239386
    Abstract: A communication device controls wireless communications depending on radio propagation environments. The communication device includes a wireless communication section configured to receive wireless signals from another communication device, and a control section configured to control a repetition process of repeatedly executing a measurement process on a basis of a reliability parameter calculated through the measurement process. The measurement process includes reception of the wireless signals and calculation of the reliability parameter serving as an indicator that indicates whether a first incoming wave is an appropriate process target, the first incoming wave being a signal detected as a signal that meets a predetermined detection standard among the received wireless signals, wherein the reliability parameter includes a first reliability parameter serving as an indicator that indicates whether the first incoming wave itself is an appropriate detection target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki OISHI, Satoshi MORI, Kenichi KOGA, Tatsuya KOIKE, Kazuki NAIKI
  • Publication number: 20220239387
    Abstract: A communication device controls wireless communications dependent on radio propagation environments. The communication device includes a wireless communication section configured to receive wireless signals from another communication device, and a control section configured to control a repetition process of repeatedly executing a measurement process on a basis of a reliability parameter calculated through the measurement process. The measurement process includes reception of the wireless signals and calculation of the reliability parameter serving as an indicator that indicates whether a first incoming wave is an appropriate process target, the first incoming wave being a signal detected as a signal that meets a predetermined detection standard among the received wireless signals, wherein the reliability parameter includes a third reliability parameter serving as an indicator that indicates unsuitability of a combined wave for the first incoming wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki OISHI, Satoshi MORI, Kenichi KOGA, Tatsuya KOIKE, Kazuki NAIKI
  • Publication number: 20220217534
    Abstract: An authentication system includes a first controller that performs wireless communication with a mobile terminal and a first authentication unit that executes authentication of the mobile terminal including ID authentication and code authentication through the wireless communication performed between the first controller and the mobile terminal. The first authentication unit executes the code authentication by determining whether a terminal-side calculation result obtained by the mobile terminal matches a controller-side calculation result obtained by the first controller. The authentication system further includes a second controller that communicates with the mobile terminal and a second authentication unit that applies encryption communication using a portion of the terminal-side calculation result and a portion of the controller-side calculation result to communication performed between the second controller and the mobile terminal and authenticates the encryption communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Satoshi MORI, Kenichi KOGA, Kazuki NAIKI
  • Patent number: 11356264
    Abstract: An authentication system includes an authentication unit that performs an authentication process between a first communication device and a second communication device when the first communication device and the second communication device communicate. The authentication unit performs the authentication process by transmitting authentication information from one of the first communication device and the second communication device to the other one, calculating the authentication information with an encryption code in each of the first communication device and the second communication device, and evaluating a calculation result. During a processing series in the authentication process, the authentication unit performs a first authentication based on part of the calculation result transmitted between the first and second communication device, and a second authentication based on another part of the calculation result transmitted between the first and second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kazuki Naiki, Hiroaki Iwashita, Kenichi Koga, Yoshiyuki Oya, Yoshiki Oishi
  • Publication number: 20220146654
    Abstract: A position detection system includes a measurement unit that obtains a measurement value related to transmission and reception of radio waves from when the radio waves are transmitted from one of first and second communication devices to the other one of the first and second communication devices to when the one of the first and second communication devices receives a response to the radio waves to detect a positional relationship of the first and second communication devices. The measurement unit obtains the measurement value related to the transmission and reception of radio waves during each of first communication in which the first communication device transmits radio waves to the second communication device and receives a response to the radio waves and second communication in which the second communication device transmits radio waves to the first communication device and receives a response to the radio waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kenichi KOGA, Satoshi MORI, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220150864
    Abstract: A position detection system includes a measurement unit that obtains a measurement value related to transmission and reception of radio waves from when the radio waves are transmitted from one of first and second communication devices to the other one of the first and second communication devices to when the one of the first and second communication devices receives a response to the radio waves to detect a positional relationship of the first and second communication devices. The measurement unit obtains multiple measurement values by performing communication to obtain the measurement value a multiple number of times in which a parameter of the communication is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kenichi KOGA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11310663
    Abstract: An authentication system includes a first controller that performs wireless communication with a mobile terminal and a first authentication unit that executes authentication of the mobile terminal including ID authentication and code authentication through the wireless communication performed between the first controller and the mobile terminal. The first authentication unit executes the code authentication by determining whether a terminal-side calculation result obtained by the mobile terminal matches a controller-side calculation result obtained by the first controller. The authentication system further includes a second controller that communicates with the mobile terminal and a second authentication unit that applies encryption communication using a portion of the terminal-side calculation result and a portion of the controller-side calculation result to communication performed between the second controller and the mobile terminal and authenticates the encryption communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Satoshi Mori, Kenichi Koga, Kazuki Naiki
  • Publication number: 20220097651
    Abstract: An authentication system includes a terminal and a key authentication unit arranged in a communication peer that communicates with the terminal. The key authentication unit receives key information of the terminal carried by a user through wireless communication and performs key authentication that verifies authenticity of the key information. The authentication system further includes detectors that are arranged at different locations and detect biological information of the user and a biometric authentication unit that uses the biological information to perform biometric authentication. The authentication system further includes a controller that controls actuation of the communication peer based on a location of one of the detectors that detected the biological information, an authentication result of the key authentication, and an authentication result of the biometric authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki OISHI, Kenichi KOGA
  • Publication number: 20220057472
    Abstract: A communication device comprising: a plurality of wireless communication sections; and a control section configured to control a repetition process of repeatedly performing a measurement process, on a basis of a reliability parameter calculated through the measurement process, and control a selection process of selecting a representative wireless communication section each time the measurement process is repeated in the repetition process, the measurement process including transmission of a signal from the representative wireless communication section, reception of the signal by the plurality of wireless communication sections, and calculation of the reliability parameter with regard to at least any of the wireless communication sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki OISHI, Satoshi MORI, Kenichi KOGA, Tatsuya KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20220057502
    Abstract: A communication device comprising: a wireless communication section; and a control section configured to correlate a first signal with a second signal from another communication device at a designated interval, convert a data matrix including an array of a plurality of correlation computation results into a format including a matrix product of an expanded modal matrix and an expanded signal matrix, estimate the expanded signal matrix that minimizes a predetermined norm, and estimate reception time of the second signal on a basis of the expanded signal matrix that minimizes the predetermined norm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, NAGOYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yoshiki OISHI, Kenichi KOGA, Tatsuya KOIKE, Nobuyoshi KIKUMA
  • Publication number: 20220061019
    Abstract: A communication device comprising: a plurality of wireless communication sections; and a control section configured to repeatedly perform a measurement process including transmission of a signal from a representative wireless communication section, reception of the signal from another communication device by the plurality of wireless communication sections, and calculation of a reliability parameter with regard to at least any of the wireless communication sections, control a selection process of selecting the representative wireless communication section each time the measurement process is repeated, and control a positional parameter determination process on a basis of the reliability parameter, the positional parameter determination process being a process of determining a positional parameter indicating a position of the other communication device on a basis of a plurality of a first incoming waves obtained through repetition of the measurement process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki OISHI, Satoshi MORI, Kenichi KOGA, Tatsuya KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20220039182
    Abstract: Power consumption required for UWB communication is effectively suppressed. A control device includes: at least one BLE communication section configured to perform BLE communication with another communication device, the BLE communication being wireless communication compliant with BLE communication standards; at least one UWB communication section configured to perform UWB communication with the another communication device, the UWB communication being wireless communication compliant with UWB communication standards; and a control section configured to control the BLE communication of the BLE communication section and the UWB communication of the UWB communication section, and the control section performs control to start the UWB communication in a case where the BLE communication has been established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kazuki NAIKI, Kenichi KOGA
  • Patent number: 11240069
    Abstract: A communication device is configured to correlate a first signal with a second signal at a designated interval, the second signal corresponding to the first signal and being received by the communication device where the other communication device transmits a signal including a pulse as the first signal, convert a correlation computation result that is a result of correlating the first signal with the second signal at the designated interval into a format including a matrix product of an expanded modal matrix and an expanded signal vector, the expanded modal matrix including a plurality of elements indicating the correlation computation result obtained when assuming that the signals are received at respective set times, the expanded signal vector being a vector including a plurality of elements, each of which indicates whether or not there is a signal received at each of the set times and amplitude and phase of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, NAGOYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yoshiki Oishi, Kenichi Koga, Tatsuya Koike, Nobuyoshi Kikuma
  • Publication number: 20220029744
    Abstract: Retry related to wireless communication is realized more efficiently. A control device includes a wireless communication unit that has at least two antenna elements and performs wireless communication with another communication device, and a control unit that controls a control target device on the basis of a direction of the other communication device that is estimated by using the wireless communication, in which the control unit determines whether or not retry of the wireless communication is necessary on the basis of a status in which the wireless communication unit receives a signal from the other communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kazuki NAIKI, Kenichi KOGA