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: 10445751
    Abstract: Provided is a server device (101) including: a transmitting/receiving section (201) for receiving, from a household electric appliance (102), an identifier for identifying the household electric appliance (102) and an operation status of the household electric appliance (102); an updating section (207) for estimating a consumption status of a consumer good using the received operation status so as to update the consumption status of the consumer good stored in a utilization information accumulating section (205) based on the estimated consumption status of the consumer good; and a determination section (206) for deciding whether or not to transmit a confirmation message for confirming the consumer good being used with the household electric appliance, based on the updated consumption status of the consumer good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Masayuki Kozuka, Motoji Ohmori, Takako Hirose, Tsuyoshi Sakata, Yoshiyuki Miyabe, Kazuo Okamura, Masayoshi Tojima
  • Publication number: 20190300011
    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: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: TOSHIHISA NAKANO, KOUJI KOBAYASHI, TOHRU WAKABAYASHI, KAZUYA FUJIMURA, MASATO TANABE
  • Patent number: 10425298
    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: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Motoji Ohmori, Tomoyuki Hirota
  • Patent number: 10406931
    Abstract: Provided is an information output method that outputs information when swapping a secondary battery for powering a vehicle. The information output method includes comparing a rank related to the performance of a first battery unit (battery unit A) on board a vehicle to a rank related to the performance of a second battery unit (battery unit B) that is installable in the vehicle in place of the first battery unit, and outputting output information according to a result of the comparison in the comparing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Hiroshi Amano, Takako Hirose, Motoji Ohmori, Masayuki Kozuka, Mamoru Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190263423
    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: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: TOHRU WAKABAYASHI, KEIICHI HIGO, TOSHIHISA NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20190259611
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate processing apparatus and a substrate processing method capable of achieving uniform trimming throughout an entire surface of a substrate. The substrate processing apparatus includes a gas channel including a center gas inlet and an additional gas inlet spaced apart from the center gas inlet, and a shower plate including a plurality of holes connected to the center gas inlet and the additional gas inlet, wherein a gas flow channel is formed having a clearance defined by a lower surface of the gas channel and an upper surface of the shower plate, the lower surface and the upper surface being substantially parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Akinori Nakano, Toshihisa Nozawa, Ryu Nakano
  • Patent number: 10380607
    Abstract: Provided is a server device (101) including: a transmitting/receiving section (201) for receiving, from a household electric appliance (102), an identifier for identifying the household electric appliance (102) and an operation status of the household electric appliance (102); an updating section (207) for estimating a consumption status of a consumer good using the received operation status so as to update the consumption status of the consumer good stored in a utilization information accumulating section (205) based on the estimated consumption status of the consumer good; and a determination section (206) for deciding whether or not to transmit a confirmation message for confirming the consumer good being used with the household electric appliance, based on the updated consumption status of the consumer good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Masayuki Kozuka, Motoji Ohmori, Takako Hirose, Tsuyoshi Sakata, Yoshiyuki Miyabe, Kazuo Okamura, Masayoshi Tojima
  • Publication number: 20190217870
    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: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihisa NAKANO, Jun ANZAI, Kaoru YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20190217869
    Abstract: A control apparatus (communication device) includes: a determination unit which determines, based on a communication data item passing through a network to which a plurality of ECUs are connected in a system, an anomaly level of the communication data item or an operating state of the system; and a first control unit which (i) changes at least one of a method of transmitting a log of the communication data item and a method of storing the log of the communication data item, according to the anomaly level of the communication data item determined, or (ii) performs sampling on the communication data item according to a method of sampling corresponding to the operating state determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito TAKEUCHI, Kaoru YOKOTA, Hiroyuki WADA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Takayuki FUJII, Yuusuke NEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190222435
    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: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi AMANO, Toshihisa NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20190215252
    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 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    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
  • Patent number: 10331963
    Abstract: In a camera apparatus, a camera module has a predetermined field of view, and is configured to capture an image in front of the vehicle via a predetermined wiping area of the windshield of the vehicle. In the camera module, a lens unit includes a plurality of lenses. A barrel is configured to house the lens unit. An imager has an imaging surface, and is arranged with respect to the lens unit such that light passing through the plurality of lenses of the lens unit forms an image on the imaging surface. The imager includes at least part of an exposure controller that controls an exposure of the imaging surface. The imaging surface is concavely curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Yasuki Furutake, Daisuke Takama
  • Patent number: 10318121
    Abstract: A control method according to the present disclosure is used in a remote control system including apparatuses and an information terminal that controls at least one of the apparatuses via a network. The control method includes: a step (S2) of displaying, on a user interface region of a display unit of the information terminal, apparatus icons indicating target apparatus candidates among the apparatuses; a step (S3) of obtaining, via the network, (a) apparatus state information related to the apparatuses and (b) sensor information that is a value indicating a spatial environment in which the apparatuses are located; and a step (S4) of (i) determining priorities of the target apparatus candidates based on the apparatus state information and the sensor information, all of which are obtained in the step (S3), and (ii) sorting, according to the determined priorities, the apparatus icons displayed on the user interface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Chikara Yoshida, Masayuki Kozuka, Toshihisa Nakano, Tsutomu Sekibe, Jun Yamaguchi, Kazushige Yamada, Kenji Shimizu, Masaki Takahashi, Yuri Nishikawa, Motoji Ohmori, Hiroyuki Takemura, Takeshi Hosaka
  • Patent number: 10291425
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for controlling a terminal apparatus that is used for an appliance control system for executing a remote operation on a plurality of air conditioners from a car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Amano, Toshihisa Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190141070
    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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: JUNICHI TSURUMI, YOSHIHIRO UJIIE, TAKAMITSU SASAKI, TAKESHI KISHIKAWA, TOHRU WAKABAYASHI, TOSHIHISA NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10284442
    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 stopped 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: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    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: 10266124
    Abstract: A camera apparatus is provided. A bracket is fixed to a windshield of a vehicle. A camera case is fixed to the bracket. A camera module is fixed to the camera case and includes a lens. A hood intercepts light. When the camera apparatus is fixed to the vehicle, an inclination angle of an optical axis of the lens with respect to the camera case is adjusted so that an object present ahead of the vehicle is captured within an angle of view of the camera module. The camera apparatus detects a position of the object. The object includes a lane and another vehicle. Information on the object is used for lane departure alarm control, light control, or collision avoidance control. The type of the inclination angle of the optical axis with respect to the camera case or the type of a shape of the hood is visually displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Takeshi Kazama, Koji Wato
  • Publication number: 20180375881
    Abstract: An information processing device is connected to a network where a plurality of electronic control units perform communication. The information processing device includes a receiver that receives a frame containing data over the network, an acquisition unit that acquires sensor information obtained by sensing of a first sensor, and a determination unit that determines whether the data is illegal based on the sensor information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: HIROYUKI WADA, TOHRU WAKABAYASHI, TOSHIHISA NAKANO, KEIICHI HIGO
  • Publication number: 20180351915
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a first communication unit which transmits and receives communication data through a network connected to a first GW, a second GW, and at least one electronic control unit; a monitoring unit which determines whether the communication data is normal; and a notification unit which transmits, at least to the second GW, a notification that brings the network to a state in which one of a transfer function of the first GW and a transfer function of the second GW gateway is active and the other one of the transfer functions is inactive, when the monitoring unit does not determine that the communication data is normal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LT D.
    Inventors: Toshihisa NAKANO, Jun ANZAI, Masato TANABE, Kaoru YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20180316680
    Abstract: An unauthorized control suppression method for use in a network system is provided. The network system includes a plurality of electronic controllers that exchange, via a communication channel, a plurality of frames The plurality of frames includes at least one control frame that instructs predetermined control to an object of control. The method receives, sequentially, the plurality of frames from the communication channel, and determines whether the predetermined control, instructed by the control frame received in the receiving, is to be suppressed, based on a set of frames received in the receiving. The set of frames is received in the receiving within a predetermined period preceding a time of reception of the control frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: TAKESHI KISHIKAWA, MANABU MAEDA, TOHRU WAKABAYASHI, TOSHIHISA NAKANO, HIDEKI MATSUSHIMA