Patents by Inventor Yoshihiko Kitamura

Yoshihiko Kitamura 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).

  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20210028925
    Abstract: A key management method serves as an electronic control unit (ECU) in an onboard network system having a plurality of ECUs that perform communication by frames via a network. The method includes storing a shared key and executing encryption processing based on the shared key. The method further includes executing inspection of a security state of the shared key stored in a case where a vehicle is in at least one of the following particular states: the vehicle is not driving and is an accessory-on state; a fuel cap of the vehicle is open, and the vehicle is not driving and is fueling; the vehicle is parked, which is indicated by the gearshift; the vehicle is in a stopped state before driving, which is indicated by the gearshift; and a charging plug is connected to the vehicle, and the vehicle is electrically charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Jun ANZAI, Yoshihiko KITAMURA, Masato TANABE, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10826687
    Abstract: A key management method serves as an electronic control unit (ECU) in an onboard network system having a plurality of ECUs that perform communication by frames via a network. The method includes storing a shared key, acquiring a session key, and executing encryption processing using the session key. The method further includes executing inspection of a security state of the shared key stored in a case where a vehicle is in at least one of the following particular states: the vehicle is not driving and is an accessory-on state; a fuel cap of the vehicle is open, and the vehicle is not driving and is fueling; the vehicle is parked, which is indicated by the gearshift; the vehicle is in a stopped state before driving, which is indicated by the gearshift; and a charging plug is connected to the vehicle, and the vehicle is electrically charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Jun Anzai, Yoshihiko Kitamura, Masato Tanabe, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200274883
    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: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    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: 10693889
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is connected to an in-vehicle network bus 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 in-vehicle network bus via the second control circuit over wired communication and/or wireless communication. The first control circuit performs a first determination process on a frame to determine conformity of the frame with a first rule. The second control circuit performs a second determination process on the frame to determine conformity of the frame with a second rule, and, upon determining that the frame conforms to the second rule, transmits the frame to the in-vehicle network bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    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: 10601843
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a communication section that transmits and receives a message in a network; an acquisition unit that acquires state information on a state of an object for which the network is provided; an estimation unit that estimates the state of the object based on the state information acquired in the acquisition unit; a setting unit that sets a filtering rule based on the state estimated in the estimation unit; and a filter unit that executes filtering processing for the message in accordance with the filtering rule set in the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Tanabe, Jun Anzai, Yoshihiko Kitamura, Seiji Sakaki, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Hideki Matsushima
  • Publication number: 20200084025
    Abstract: A key management method serves as an electronic control unit (ECU) in an onboard network system having a plurality of ECUs that perform communication by frames via a network. The method includes storing a shared key, acquiring a session key, and executing encryption processing using the session key. The method further includes executing inspection of a security state of the shared key stored in a case where a vehicle is in at least one of the following particular states: the vehicle is not driving and is an accessory-on state; a fuel cap of the vehicle is open, and the vehicle is not driving and is fueling; the vehicle is parked, which is indicated by the gearshift; the vehicle is in a stopped state before driving, which is indicated by the gearshift; and a charging plug is connected to the vehicle, and the vehicle is electrically charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Jun ANZAI, Yoshihiko KITAMURA, Masato TANABE, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10530572
    Abstract: Provided is a key management method to secure security in an onboard network system having multiple electronic control units storing a shared key. In the key management method of the onboard network system including multiple electronic units (ECUs) that perform communication by frames via a bus, a master ECU stores a shared key to be mutually shared with one or more ECUs. Each of the ECUs acquire a session key by communication with the master ECU based on the stored shared key, and after this acquisition, executes encryption processing regarding a frame transmitted or received via the bus, using this session key. In a case where a vehicle in which the onboard network system is installed is in a particular state, the master ECU executes inspection of a security state of the shared key stored by the ECU or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Jun Anzai, Yoshihiko Kitamura, Masato Tanabe, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 10397212
    Abstract: An information device includes a reader, and a data processor. The reader reads, from a removable medium, ticket data that is provided from a server upon successful authentication, and that includes information representing a content of data processing to be executable upon the successful authentication. The data processor executes the data processing represented in the ticket data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Anzai, Yoshihiko Kitamura, Mami Kuramitsu
  • Publication number: 20190124091
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is connected to an in-vehicle network bus 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 in-vehicle network bus via the second control circuit over wired communication and/or wireless communication. The first control circuit performs a first determination process on a frame to determine conformity of the frame with a first rule. The second control circuit performs a second determination process on the frame to determine conformity of the frame with a second rule, and, upon determining that the frame conforms to the second rule, transmits the frame to the in-vehicle network bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    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: 10193896
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is connected to an in-vehicle network bus in an in-vehicle network system including a plurality of apparatuses that perform communication of frames via the bus. The electronic control unit includes a first control circuit and a second control circuit. The first control circuit is connected to the bus via the second control circuit over wired communication and/or wireless communication. The second control circuit performs a first determination process on a received frame received from the bus to determine the conformity with a first rule related to at least a reception interval, and, upon determining that the received frame conforms to the first rule, executes a predetermined process based on the content of the received frame. The first control circuit performs a second determination process on the received frame, received via the second control circuit, to determine the conformity with a second rule different from the first rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    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: 10165442
    Abstract: A transmission device has a detector, a generator, and a transmitter. When the detector has detected that a communication rule of a message that has been broadcasted to a network by another transmission device coincides with a communication rule of a message that is broadcasted to the network by the present transmission device, the generator generates an abnormality notification message. Then, the transmitter broadcasts an abnormality notification message to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Tanabe, Jun Anzai, Yoshihiko Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20180159870
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a communication section that transmits and receives a message in a network; an acquisition unit that acquires state information on a state of an object for which the network is provided; an estimation unit that estimates the state of the object based on the state information acquired in the acquisition unit; a setting unit that sets a filtering rule based on the state estimated in the estimation unit; and a filter unit that executes filtering processing for the message in accordance with the filtering rule set in the setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: MASATO TANABE, JUN ANZAI, YOSHIHIKO KITAMURA, SEIJI SAKAKI, YOSHIHIRO UJIIE, HIDEKI MATSUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20170346808
    Abstract: An information device includes a reader, and a data processor. The reader reads, from a removable medium, ticket data that is provided from a server upon successful authentication, and that includes information representing a content of data processing to be executable upon the successful authentication. The data processor executes the data processing represented in the ticket data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun ANZAI, Yoshihiko KITAMURA, Mami KURAMITSU
  • Publication number: 20170126703
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is connected to an in-vehicle network bus in an in-vehicle network system including a plurality of apparatuses that perform communication of frames via the bus. The electronic control unit includes a first control circuit and a second control circuit. The first control circuit is connected to the bus via the second control circuit over wired communication and/or wireless communication. The second control circuit performs a first determination process on a received frame received from the bus to determine the conformity with a first rule related to at least a reception interval, and, upon determining that the received frame conforms to the first rule, executes a predetermined process based on the content of the received frame. The first control circuit performs a second determination process on the received frame, received via the second control circuit, to determine the conformity with a second rule different from the first rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: YOSHIHIRO UJIIE, JUN ANZAI, YOSHIHIKO KITAMURA, MASATO TANABE, HIDEKI MATSUSHIMA, TOMOYUKI HAGA, TAKESHI KISHIKAWA, RYOTA SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170078884
    Abstract: A transmission device has a detector, a generator, and a transmitter. When the detector has detected that a communication rule of a message that has been broadcasted to a network by another transmission device coincides with a communication rule of a message that is broadcasted to the network by the present transmission device, the generator generates an abnormality notification message. Then, the transmitter broadcasts an abnormality notification message to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: MASATO TANABE, JUN ANZAI, YOSHIHIKO KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170048241
    Abstract: A transmission device has a first generator, a second generator, and a transmitter. The first generator generates data to be broadcast-transmitted. The second generator generates a message authentication code for at least the data generated in the first generator. The transmitter broadcast-transmits the data generated in the first generator, and the message authentication code generated in the second generator. The second generator omits generating message authentication codes for one or some of a plurality of pieces of data generated in the first generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: MASATO TANABE, JUN ANZAI, YOSHIHIKO KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160315766
    Abstract: Provided is a key management method to secure security in an onboard network system having multiple electronic control units storing a shared key. In the key management method of the onboard network system including multiple electronic units (ECUs) that perform communication by frames via a bus, a master ECU stores a shared key to be mutually shared with one or more ECUs. Each of the ECUs acquire a session key by communication with the master ECU based on the stored shared key, and after this acquisition, executes encryption processing regarding a frame transmitted or received via the bus, using this session key. In a case where a vehicle in which the onboard network system is installed is in a particular state, the master ECU executes inspection of a security state of the shared key stored by the ECU or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: YOSHIHIRO UJIIE, JUN ANZAI, YOSHIHIKO KITAMURA, MASATO TANABE, TAKESHI KISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20110082942
    Abstract: A user invited to a session can see the content of the conversation exchanged in the session before participating in the session, so that he/she can easily decide whether or not to join the session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuko Takei, Yoshihiko Kitamura