Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Haga

Tomoyuki Haga 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: 11310070
    Abstract: A network hub is provided for an onboard network system. The onboard network system includes first and second networks for transmission of first-type and second-type frames following first and second communication protocols. The network hub includes a receiver that receives a first-type frame. A processor determines whether or not the first-type frame received by the receiver includes first information that is a base for a second-type frame to be transmitted to the second network, to obtain a determination result, and selects a port to send a frame based on the first-type frame based on the determination result. A transmitter sends the frame based on the first-type frame to a wired transmission path connected to the port selected by the processor based on the first-type frame received by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Manabu Maeda, Takamitsu Sasaki, Tomoyuki Haga, Hideki Matsushima
  • Publication number: 20220116405
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is connected to a network in an in-vehicle network system. The electronic control unit includes a first control circuit and a second control circuit. The first control circuit is connected to the network via the second control circuit. The second control circuit performs a first determination process on a frame to determine conformity of the frame with a first rule. Upon determining that the frame conforms to the first rule, the second control circuit transmits the frame to the first control circuit. The first control circuit performs a second determination process on the frame to determine conformity of the frame with a second rule. The second rule is different from the first rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Jun ANZAI, Yoshihiko KITAMURA, Masato TANABE, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Ryota SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 11296965
    Abstract: An abnormality detection method is provided. The abnormality detection method is for detecting an abnormality that may be transmitted to a bus in an on-board network system. The on-board network system includes a plurality of electronic controllers that transmit and receive messages via the bus in a mobility entity. In the abnormality detection method, for example, a gateway transmits identification information to a server and receives a response determining a unit time. An operation process is performed using feature information based on a number of messages received from the bus per the determined unit time and using a model indicating a criterion in terms of a message occurrence frequency. A judgment is made as to an abnormality according to a result of the operation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Tomoyuki Haga, Manabu Maeda, Hideki Matsushima, Takeshi Kishikawa, Junichi Tsurumi, Hisashi Kashima, Yukino Toriumi, Takuya Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 11283601
    Abstract: An update management method is used in an onboard network system having a plurality of electronic control units (ECUs) that performs communication via a network and connects to an external tool. The method includes a master ECU storing a shared key and an expiration date of the shared key. When the master ECU receives an update message, verifying update authority information indicating authority of the external tool, and determining whether or not a transmission of the update message is within a range of an authority of the external tool. The method also includes acquiring external point-in-time information, determining whether or not the external point-in-time information is before the expiration date, and transmitting an alert message prompting an update of the shared key. The ECUs are prioritized according to a designated level of authority, including chassis-related functions, body-related functions, safety/comfort functions, and telematics/infotainment functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Haga, Hideki Matsushima, Manabu Maeda, Yuji Unagami, Jun Anzai
  • Publication number: 20220084328
    Abstract: A vehicle monitoring apparatus includes: a first communicator that receives specifying information for specifying a target vehicle from a server; and an acquirer that acquires driving information from the target vehicle, the driving information being information regarding driving of the target vehicle specified by the specifying information received by the first communicator. The first communicator transmits the driving information acquired by the acquirer to the server. For example, the acquirer may acquire the driving information obtained from the target vehicle through communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Yuishi TORISAKI, Takamitsu SASAKI, Hideki MATSUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220053055
    Abstract: A device monitoring method includes: receiving a message transmitted from a first device to a second device and addressed to the second device; determining whether the message contains a device control command for controlling the second device; if the message contains the device control command, further determining whether to transmit the message to the second device based on a predetermined condition; and when the message is determined to be transmitted to the second device, transmitting the message to the second device. The predetermined condition includes a first condition that the first device is registered as a device having a predetermined function in a device list containing information about whether each of the devices is a device having the predetermined function. The message is determined to be transmitted to the second device when the predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Manabu MAEDA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Yuji UNAGAMI
  • Patent number: 11240253
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is connected to a network in an in-vehicle network system. The electronic control unit includes a first control circuit and a second control circuit. The first control circuit is connected to the network via the second control circuit. The second control circuit performs a first determination process on a frame to determine conformity of the frame with a first rule. Upon determining that the frame conforms to the first rule, the second control circuit transmits the frame to the first control circuit. The first control circuit performs a second determination process on the frame to determine conformity of the frame with a second rule. The second rule is different from the first rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Jun Anzai, Yoshihiko Kitamura, Masato Tanabe, Hideki Matsushima, Tomoyuki Haga, Takeshi Kishikawa, Ryota Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11223525
    Abstract: A gateway device connected to a network used in communication by multiple electronic control units provided on-board a vehicle. The gateway device performs operations including receiving firmware update information that includes updated firmware for one electronic control unit among the electronic control units, and acquiring system configuration information indicating a function of each of the electronic control units connected to the network. The gateway device further performs a controlling operation to update firmware of the one electronic control unit, for which updated firmware is received by the receiving, on a basis of the updated firmware, after an operation verification of the updated firmware is performed in an operating environment appropriately. The operating environment being configured with electronic control units of the same functions as each of the electronic control units indicated by the system configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Manabu Maeda, Hideki Matsushima, Tomoyuki Haga, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 11217042
    Abstract: A vehicle monitoring apparatus includes: a first communicator that receives specifying information for specifying a target vehicle from a server; and an acquirer that acquires driving information from the target vehicle, the driving information being information regarding driving of the target vehicle specified by the specifying information received by the first communicator. The first communicator transmits the driving information acquired by the acquirer to the server. For example, the acquirer may acquire the driving information obtained from the target vehicle through communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takeshi Kishikawa, Tomoyuki Haga, Yuishi Torisaki, Takamitsu Sasaki, Hideki Matsushima
  • Publication number: 20210385244
    Abstract: A gateway that notifies a fraud detection server located outside a vehicle of information about an in-vehicle network system including an in-vehicle network includes: a priority determiner that determines a priority using at least one of: a state of the vehicle including the in-vehicle network system; an identifier of a message communicated on the in-vehicle network; and a result of fraud detection performed on the message; a frame transmitter-receiver that transmits and receives the message communicated on the in-vehicle network; a frame interpreter that extracts information about the in-vehicle network based on the message received by the frame transmitter-receiver; and a frame uploader that notifies the fraud detection server of notification information including the priority and the information about the in-vehicle network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Manabu MAEDA, Takamitsu SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210365542
    Abstract: A vehicle network system employing a controller area network protocol includes a bus, a first electronic control unit, and a second electronic control unit. The first electronic control unit transmits, via the bus, at least one data frame including an identifier relating to data used for a calculation for obtaining a message authentication code indicating authenticity of transmission content. The second electronic control unit receives the at least one data frame transmitted vis the bus and verifies the message authentication code in accordance with the identifier included in the at least one data frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Masato TANABE, Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Hideki MATSUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 11178013
    Abstract: Provided is a network monitor for a mobility network used in a mobility entity. The mobility network is formed of a source unit, a destination unit, and one or more repeaters. Each repeater includes a network monitor that receives, from the source unit, an announcement for a bandwidth reservation. The announcement includes a value of a first bandwidth requirement for the source unit to perform first data communication. The network monitor further determines a determination result of whether to reserve the first bandwidth by comparing the value of the first bandwidth with a range of values of a second bandwidth for the first data communication specified in a white list stored in a database. The network monitor reserves the first bandwidth for performing the first data communication depending on the determination result, and transmits, to the source unit, a reservation status of the first bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Terazawa, Tomoyuki Haga, Yuishi Torisaki, Ryo Kato, Yoshihiro Ujiie
  • Patent number: 11178164
    Abstract: A data analysis apparatus includes: a processor; and a memory including a set of instructions that, when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations including: obtaining anomaly analysis results each including information identifying anomaly data of first and second vehicles provided with an in-vehicle network including one or more networks; identifying, for each of the first and second vehicles, a primary ECU having higher relevance to the anomaly data among ECUs connected to the in-vehicle network; identifying, for each of the first and second vehicles, ECUs connected to a network in the one or more networks to which the primary ECU is connected as a secondary ECU set; and identifying an ECU included in both of the secondary ECU set identified for the first vehicle and the secondary ECU set identified for the second vehicle and satisfying a predetermined condition as an anomaly-relevant ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sasaki, Ryota Takahashi, Tomoyuki Haga
  • Publication number: 20210349997
    Abstract: An anomalous vehicle detection server includes an anomaly score calculator that detects a suspicious behavior different from a predetermined driving behavior based on pieces of vehicle information that are received from a plurality of vehicles, respectively, and are each based on a vehicle log including the content of an event that has occurred in a vehicle system provided in the vehicle, and acquires an anomaly score of each of the plurality of vehicles that indicates a likelihood that reverse engineering is performed on the vehicle; and an anomalous vehicle determiner that determines whether one vehicle of the plurality of vehicles is an anomalous vehicle based on the anomaly score of the one vehicle and a statistical value of the anomaly scores of two or more vehicles of the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Ryo HIRANO, Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Tomoyuki HAGA
  • Publication number: 20210349977
    Abstract: A vehicle surveillance device for an in-vehicle network system that includes one or more electronic control units includes: a frame transmitter and receiver that receives a frame flowing over the in-vehicle network system; and a score calculator that detects a suspicious behavior different from a normal driving behavior based on the frame received by the frame transmitter and receiver and vehicle data including information on one or more frames received by the frame transmitter and receiver prior to receiving the frame, and calculates, based on a detection result, a score indicating a likelihood that reverse engineering has been performed on a vehicle provided with the in-vehicle network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Ryo HIRANO, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Tomoyuki HAGA
  • Publication number: 20210314336
    Abstract: An unauthorized frame detection device that can keep an unauthorized ECU from spoofing as a legitimate server or client while suppressing an overhead during communication is provided. The unauthorized frame detection device includes a plurality of communication ports corresponding to the respective of networks, a communication controller, and an unauthorized frame detector. The plurality of communication ports are each connected to a corresponding predetermined network among the plurality of networks and each transmit or receive a frame via the predetermined network. The unauthorized frame detector determines whether an identifier of a service, a type of the service, and port information that are each included in the frame match a permission rule set in advance and outputs a result of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Ryo HIRANO, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Tomoyuki HAGA
  • Publication number: 20210306365
    Abstract: A method for use in a network communication system including a plurality of electronic controllers that communicate with each other via a bus in accordance with a Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol determines whether or not content of a predetermined field in a frame which has started to be transmitted meets a predetermined condition indicating fraud. In a case where the content of the predetermined field meets the predetermined condition, a frame including predetermined consecutive dominant bits for notifying an anomaly is transmitted before an end of the frame is transmitted. A number of times the frame including the predetermined consecutive dominant bits is transmitted is recorded for each identifier (ID) represented by content of an ID field included in a plurality of frames which has been transmitted. A malicious electronic controller is determined in accordance with the number of times recorded for each ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Manabu MAEDA, Yuji UNAGAMI, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11128657
    Abstract: A gateway that notifies a fraud detection server located outside a vehicle of information about an in-vehicle network system including an in-vehicle network includes: a priority determiner that determines a priority using at least one of: a state of the vehicle including the in-vehicle network system; an identifier of a message communicated on the in-vehicle network; and a result of fraud detection performed on the message; a frame transmitter-receiver that transmits and receives the message communicated on the in-vehicle network; a frame interpreter that extracts information about the in-vehicle network based on the message received by the frame transmitter-receiver; and a frame uploader that notifies the fraud detection server of notification information including the priority and the information about the in-vehicle network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takeshi Kishikawa, Hideki Matsushima, Tomoyuki Haga, Manabu Maeda, Takamitsu Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210281595
    Abstract: An anomaly detection device (IDS ECU) includes a detection rule generator that monitors a communication establishment frame flowing over Ethernet in a communication establishment phase of service-oriented communication and that generates, for each communication ID, a detection rule including the communication ID written in the communication establishment frame and a server (or client) address written in the communication establishment frame; an anomaly detector that monitors a communication frame flowing over the Ethernet in a communication phase of the service-oriented communication and that, by referring to a detection rule that includes a communication ID written in the communication frame, detects the communication frame as an anomalous frame when a server (or client) address written in the communication frame differs from a server (or client) address included in the detection rule; and an anomaly notifier that provides a notification of an anomaly in response to the anomalous frame being detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Ryo HIRANO, Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Tomoyuki HAGA
  • Patent number: 11113382
    Abstract: A vehicle network system employing a controller area network protocol includes a bus, a first electronic control unit, and a second electronic control unit. The first electronic control unit transmits, via the bus, at least one data frame including an identifier relating to data used for a calculation for obtaining a message authentication code indicating authenticity of transmission content. The second electronic control unit receives the at least one data frame transmitted via the bus and verifies the message authentication code in accordance with the identifier included in the at least one data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Masato Tanabe, Takeshi Kishikawa, Tomoyuki Haga, Hideki Matsushima