Patents by Inventor Toshihisa Nakano

Toshihisa Nakano 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: 11405421
    Abstract: An electronic control apparatus includes: an obtaining unit configured to obtain data transmitted via a network in a system; and a judging unit configured to judge presence or absence of an anomaly in the data obtained by the obtaining unit, based on a transmission state of the data. The judging unit is configured to judge that an anomaly is present in the data, when the transmission state of the data is a transmission stopped state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Yokota, Toshihisa Nakano, Jun Anzai
  • Publication number: 20220239686
    Abstract: A server includes: an obtainer that obtains items of information including an item of frame information regarding a communication frame transmitted on an in-vehicle network of each of a plurality of vehicles; and a generator that generates an integrated rule that is suitable for the items of information obtained by the obtainer and is for anomaly detection processing in the in-vehicle network of one of the vehicles; and a provider that outputs the integrated rule generated by the generator. For example, the obtainer obtains condition information indicating a condition pertaining to each of the plurality of vehicles at a time when the communication frame is transmitted on the in-vehicle network, and the generator generates the integrated rule using the items of frame information associated with the condition information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kento TAMURA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Kaoru YOKOTA
  • Patent number: 11368328
    Abstract: A method for controlling a terminal apparatus, to remotely operate a plurality of appliances, the terminal apparatus including a memory that stores setting information for setting a plurality of target appliances to be operated by remote operation. The method includes causing a computer of the terminal apparatus to judge whether the setting information includes information about the plurality of target appliances; causing a display of the terminal apparatus to, when the computer judges that the setting information includes information about the plurality of target appliances, display a start instruction image, that includes an instruction image region that provides an instruction for the remote operation to the plurality of target appliances and provides a starting instruction for the remote operation; and causing the computer, when the instruction image region is operated, to output control data for providing the instruction for the remote operation to the plurality of target appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Amano, Toshihisa Nakano
  • Patent number: 11303547
    Abstract: An information management method collects log information of one or more home electrical apparatuses corresponding to service providers. Display screen data is generated which indicates a status of the log information. The display screen data includes groups of information which each contain information on an apparatus, a service provider corresponding to the apparatus, and log information output from the apparatus. Provision of the log information of each group is individually selectable. The display screen data is provided via a network to a display terminal that performs access to a server device. Information is received from the display terminal, which indicates that selection on whether or not provision of the log information is performed. Provision of the log information is not performed on the selected group when a determination is made that refusal of provision of the log information on the selected group is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Matsushima, Motoji Ohmori, Natsume Matsuzaki, Yuichi Futa, Toshihisa Nakano, Manabu Maeda, Yuji Unagami, Hiroshi Amano, Kotaro Hakoda
  • Patent number: 11282019
    Abstract: A risk information processing method is used in a risk information processing system that manages a degree of risk at a target spot at which a moving object is located. The method includes: receiving sensor data collected at each of two spots different from the target spot; determining a degree of risk of an event at each of the two spots from the sensor data collected at each of the two spots; storing, as risk information the determined degree of risk associated with each of the two spots; estimating first risk information associated with the target spot without sensor data of first event at the target spot, by using the stored risk information, the first risk information being a degree of risk of the first event at the target spot; and outputting information for the target spot based on the estimated first risk information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Amano, Kimio Minami, Toshihisa Nakano, Tohru Wakabayashi, Takako Hirose
  • Patent number: 11247696
    Abstract: An information processing device collects information used for analyzing communication performed in an in-vehicle network by ECUs including an ECU which performs predetermined control related to a function of an ADAS. The information processing device includes a receiver, a determiner, and a processor. The receiver receives a plurality of items of communication data sequentially transmitted over the in-vehicle network. The determiner detects a control end time which is a time at which the predetermined control ends, and determine an analysis target period including the control end time. The processor classifies the plurality of items of communication data received by the receiver into analysis target communication data received within the analysis target period and non-analysis target communication data received outside the analysis target period. The processor further performs predetermined processing for analysis of the analysis target communication data based on the classification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Kouji Kobayashi, Tohru Wakabayashi, Kazuya Fujimura, Masato Tanabe
  • Patent number: 11247694
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller, a receiver and a discriminator. The receiver, in operation, receives an instruction for controlling a brake of a movable-body apparatus. The discriminator, in operation, determines, in response to the instruction being received by the receiver, whether or not the instruction is fraudulent based on whether or not a speed of the moving body and a distance between the moving body and an obstacle satisfies a predetermined condition for invalidating the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tohru Wakabayashi, Keiichi Higo, Toshihisa Nakano
  • Patent number: 11246021
    Abstract: An electronic control unit includes: a first determination unit which determines whether a message received is an address claim message; a second determination unit which determines, when it is determined that the message received is an address claim message, whether a device name included in the address claim message received is a predetermined device name; and a third determination unit which performs a predefined determination process, when it is determined that the device name included in the address claim message received is the predetermined device name, and determine whether the address claim message received is an unauthorized message according to a result of the predefined determination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Yokota, Takayuki Fujii, Akihito Takeuchi, Kou Ishii, Minehisa Nagata, Toshihisa Nakano
  • Patent number: 11190533
    Abstract: An anomaly detection electronic control unit (ECU) that detects unauthorized messages on a communication path is provided. An ECU that periodically transmits a first-type message including data to be monitored, and an ECU that periodically transmits a second-type message including data for comparison, are connected to the communication path. The anomaly detection ECU includes: a receiver that successively receives first-type and second-type messages; a processor that determines whether a first-type message received is normal or anomalous; and a transmitter that transmits a predetermined message in accordance with results of the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Junichi Tsurumi, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Takamitsu Sasaki, Takeshi Kishikawa, Tohru Wakabayashi, Toshihisa Nakano
  • Publication number: 20210359922
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Toshihisa NAKANO, Motoji OHMORI, Tomoyuki HIROTA
  • Publication number: 20210297284
    Abstract: In an anomaly determination method for determining an anomaly in a received message, a plurality of messages which include messages that are periodic and each of which includes a first field having a fixed value and a second field having a variable value are each received as the received message, and one of a plurality of combinations to be used for determination each of which includes at least one of a plurality of anomaly determinations including an anomaly determination utilizing a reception timing based on the periodicity or the number of received messages, an anomaly determination utilizing the first field, and an anomaly determination utilizing the second field, is selected according to one or more criteria among available execution time of the anomaly determination method, a load amount, a data amount, and the number of messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Manabu MAEDA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Yoshiharu IMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11108660
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Motoji Ohmori, Tomoyuki Hirota
  • Publication number: 20210258187
    Abstract: An electronic control device is connected to at least one bus of a mobile object, and includes: a controller that controls behavior of the mobile object; an anomaly detector that performs detection to detect an anomaly in communication data which flows through the at least one bus and which includes identification information for identifying control details related to the behavior of the mobile object; and an obtainer that obtains at least one piece of identification information corresponding to a result of the detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki WADA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Kaoru YOKOTA, Takayuki FUJII
  • Patent number: 11084495
    Abstract: A master control device is communicatively coupled to a first slave control device and a second slave control device via a first network and a second network, respectively. The master control device provides output data to the first slave control device based on input data received from the second slave control device. A monitoring apparatus which monitors an operation of the master control device stores determination data indicating a correspondence relationship between the input data and the output data, obtains the input data provided to the second network by the second slave control device and the output data provided to the first slave control device via the first network, and determines a presence or an absence of an anomaly in the operation of the master control device by determining whether the input data and the output data correspond to the determination data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Jun Anzai, Kaoru Yokota
  • Publication number: 20210203525
    Abstract: A gateway device for a vehicle network system installed in a vehicle is provided. The vehicle network system includes a network, an electronic control unit connected to the network, and the gateway device connected to the first network and configured to communicate outside the vehicle. The gateway device receives a first frame from outside the vehicle; determines whether or not the first frame is appropriate; generates a second frame when the first frame is not determined to be appropriate; and transmits the second frame to the network. The second frame includes control information and additional information based on content of the first frame. The control information restricts processing of the additional information included in the second frame by the electronic control unit, after the second frame is received by the electronic control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Tohru WAKABAYASHI, Hiroshi AMANO, Tomoyuki HAGA, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210188201
    Abstract: A gateway connected to a bus, a bus, and the like used by a plurality of electronic control units for communication includes a frame communication unit that receives a frame, a transfer control unit that removes verification information used to verify a frame from the content of the frame received by the frame communication unit and transfers the frame to a destination bus or that adds verification information to the content of the frame and transfers the frame to the destination bus, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki HAGA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Jun ANZAI, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Yuji UNAGAMI
  • Publication number: 20210184949
    Abstract: An information management method collects log information of one or more home electrical apparatuses corresponding to service providers. Display screen data is generated which indicates a status of the log information. The display screen data includes groups of information which each contain information on an apparatus, a service provider corresponding to the apparatus, and log information output from the apparatus. Provision of the log information of each group is individually selectable. The display screen data is provided via a network to a display terminal that performs access to a server device. Information is received from the display terminal, which indicates that selection on whether or not provision of the log information is performed. Provision of the log information is not performed on the selected group when a determination is made that refusal of provision of the log information on the selected group is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Motoji OHMORI, Natsume MATSUZAKI, Yuichi FUTA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Manabu MAEDA, Yuji UNAGAMI, Hiroshi AMANO, Kotaro HAKODA
  • Publication number: 20210133309
    Abstract: A misuse detection method used in an electronic control unit in a vehicle network system including multiple electronic control units that communicate with one another through networks. The misuse detection method includes receiving a target data frame at one time point, and receiving a reference data frame at another time point different than the one time point. The misuse detection method further includes performing, as misuse detection for the target data frame based on a certain rule specifying a reception interval between the one time point at which the target data frame is received and the other time point at which the reference data frame is received, and determining the target data frame received is for misuse based on a length of the reception interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Manabu MAEDA, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Hiroshi AMANO, Toshihisa NAKANO
  • Patent number: RE48569
    Abstract: A gateway (103) determines whether or not voice information collected by a sound collecting device (102) needs to be subjected to voice recognition by a server apparatus (101), and only voice information that is determined to need to be subjected to voice recognition by the server apparatus (101) is transmitted by the gateway (103) to the server apparatus (101). The server apparatus (101) recognizes the received voice information, decides a control instruction, and transmits the control instruction to a household electrical appliance (104) via the gateway (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Motoji Ohmori, Takako Hirose, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Patent number: RE49014
    Abstract: A voice dialogue method performed by a voice dialog system includes: a voice signal generation unit; a voice dialog agent unit; a voice output unit; and a voice input control unit, the method including: a step of, by the voice signal generation unit, receiving a voice input and generating a voice signal based on the received voice input; a step of, by the voice dialog agent unit, performing voice recognition processing on the voice signal and performing processing based on a result of the voice recognition processing to generate a response signal; a step of, by the voice output unit, outputting a voice based on the response signal; and a step of, when the voice output unit outputs the voice, by the voice input control unit, keeping the voice signal generation unit, for predetermined period after output of the voice, a receivable state in which a voice input is receivable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Amano, Masayuki Kozuka, Motoji Ohmori, Takako Hirose, Toshihisa Nakano, Takahiro Yamaguchi