Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Ujiie

Yoshihiro Ujiie 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: 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: 20210185056
    Abstract: In a fraud-detection method for use in an in-vehicle network system including a plurality of electronic control units (ECUs) that exchange messages on a plurality of networks, a plurality of fraud-detection ECUs each connected to a different one of the networks, and a gateway device, a fraud-detection ECU determines whether a message transmitted on a network connected to the fraud-detection ECU is malicious by using rule information stored in a memory. The gateway device receives updated rule information transmitted to a first network among the networks, selects a second network different from the first network, and transfers the updated rule information only to the second network. A fraud-detection ECU connected to the second network acquires the updated rule information and updates the rule information stored therein by using the updated rule information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yuji UNAGAMI, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Manabu MAEDA, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210153194
    Abstract: A communication device is a communication device connected to a mobility network which is a network mounted in a mobility and which is used by a plurality of electronic control devices for communication. The communication device includes: a holding unit which holds range information indicating a transferable path range determined for a message on the mobility network; a receiving unit which receives the message on the mobility network; and a determining unit which determines validity of the received message by using the range information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Yuishi TORISAKI, Tomoyuki HAGA, Hiroyasu TERAZAWA, Ryo KATO
  • Publication number: 20210144124
    Abstract: A security apparatus includes a receiver that receives a frame front at least one network, a parameter storage that stores at least one examination parameter defining a content of an examination on a frame, and processing circuitry that performs operations. The operations include judging whether a predetermined condition is satisfied for the frame received by the receiver. When the predetermined condition is satisfied, updating the stored at least one examination parameter, and when the predetermined condition is not satisfied, not updating the stored at least one examination parameter. The operations also include executing an examination, based on the stored at least one examination parameter, as to whether the frame received by the receiver is an attack frame, and performing a process depending on a result of the execution of the examination such that an influence of an attack frame on at least one electronic control unit is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Manabu MAEDA, Jun ANZAI, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Masato TANABE, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • 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: 10992688
    Abstract: An unauthorized activity detection method is provided in an onboard network system having multiple electronic units (ECU) that perform communication via a bus, such that an occurrence of an unauthorized state can be detected by monitoring frames transmitted over the bus. The unauthorized activity detection method determines, by a monitoring electronic control unit using unauthorized activity detection rule information indicating a first condition, whether or not a set of frames received from the bus satisfies the first condition. The first condition being a condition regarding a relation in content between a first frame having a first identifier and a second frame having a second identifier that differs from the first identifier. And the method further detects the occurrence of the unauthorized state in a case where the first condition is not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takeshi Kishikawa, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Jun Anzai, Hideki Matsushima, Masato Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20210117537
    Abstract: A method used in an on-board network system, having electronic controllers that exchange messages and a fraud detecting electronic controller. The method includes determining whether a message transmitted conforms to fraud detection rules, and querying an external device whether there is delivery data for updating the fraud detection rules. When there is the delivery data for updating the fraud detection rules, receiving from an external device the delivery data, including updated fraud detection rules and network type information indicating a network type that the updated fraud detection rules are to be applied. The method also includes determining whether a vehicle in which the on-board network system is installed is running, and whether the network type information indicates a drive network that is connected to an electronic controller related to travel of the vehicle. When the network type information does not indicate the drive network, updating the fraud detection rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Yuji UNAGAMI, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10986008
    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 vehicle according to a CAN protocol. In the abnormality detection method, for example, a gateway transmits vehicle 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: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    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: 10974669
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Haga, Toshihisa Nakano, Jun Anzai, Hideki Matsushima, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Yuji Unagami
  • Patent number: 10979245
    Abstract: A gateway device for a vehicle network system is provided. The vehicle network system includes a first network, a second network, a first electronic control unit connected to the first network, a second electronic control unit connected to the second network, and the gateway device connected to the first network and the second network. The gateway device receives a first frame transmitted to the first network by the first electronic control unit; 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 second 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 second electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Hideki Matsushima, Toshihisa Nakano, Tohru Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Amano, Tomoyuki Haga, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Publication number: 20210090442
    Abstract: An anomaly handling method using a roadside device is disclosed. The method includes receiving, from a vehicle, an anomaly detection notification, which includes level information indicating a level affecting safety, and a location of the vehicle. The method also includes obtaining a location of the roadside device and determining whether a distance between the location of the vehicle and the location of the roadside device is within a predetermined range. When the distance is within the predetermined range and is shorter than a first predetermined distance, not changing the level information and transmitting the received anomaly detection notification externally from the one vehicle. When the distance is within the predetermined range and is longer than or equal to the first predetermined distance, changing to decrement a level indicated by the level information, and transmitting changed anomaly detection notification externally from the one vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki HAGA, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10951631
    Abstract: In a fraud-detection method for use in an in-vehicle network system including a plurality of electronic control units (ECUs) that exchange messages on a plurality of networks, a plurality of fraud-detection ECUs each connected to a different one of the networks, and a gateway device, a fraud-detection ECU determines whether a message transmitted on a network connected to the fraud-detection ECU is malicious by using rule information stored in a memory. The gateway device receives updated rule information transmitted to a first network among the networks, selects a second network different from the first network, and transfers the updated rule information only to the second network. A fraud-detection ECU connected to the second network acquires the updated rule information and updates the rule information stored therein by using the updated rule information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yuji Unagami, Hideki Matsushima, Tomoyuki Haga, Manabu Maeda, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 10931634
    Abstract: A gateway serving as a security apparatus connected to one or a plurality of buses includes a receiver that receives a frame from a bus, a parameter storage that stores an examination parameter defining a content of an examination of the frame, an updater configured to, in a case where a predetermined condition is satisfied for the frame received by the receiver, update the examination parameter stored in the parameter storage, and an examiner that performs an examination, based on the examination parameter stored in the parameter storage, in terms of judgment of whether or not the frame received by the receiver is an attack frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Manabu Maeda, Jun Anzai, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Masato Tanabe, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Publication number: 20210051090
    Abstract: A secure star coupler in a communication network adopting a time-triggered protocol based on a time slot include: transceivers each of which is connected to one of branches and transmits and receives signals; a routing table holder that holds a predetermined rule indicating a correspondence between a time slot and a branch; and a router that routes a signal received from a first branch to another branch unless a no-transfer condition is satisfied. The no-transfer condition includes a condition that the predetermined rule is not followed by the first branch and a condition that routing of a signal received from a second branch different from the first branch has started in the time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Ryo HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20210044610
    Abstract: An anomaly detection device included in a communication network adopting a time-triggered protocol based on a time slot includes: a frame transceiver that receives frames; and an anomaly detector that detects an occurrence of an anomalous frame in accordance with a time slot among a plurality of time slots included in a cycle and the number of repeated cycles of the cycle for each frame. The anomaly detector detects an occurrence of an anomalous frame by verifying a statistic on the frames received while the cycle is repeated a predetermined number of times, which is at least once, against a rule indicating a reference range of the statistic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Ryo HIRANO, Tohru WAKABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10909237
    Abstract: A method for a fraud detecting controller connected to networks for communication by a plurality of controllers, includes, storing fraud detection rules, determining whether a message transmitted on the network connected to the fraud detecting controller conforms to the rules, receiving data including updated fraud detection rules and network type information indicating one network type to which the updated fraud detection rules are to be applied; and determining whether a vehicle having an on-board network is running, the on-board network including the plurality of controllers. When the vehicle is running, additionally determining whether the network type information indicates a drive network which is connected to a controller related to vehicle travel, when the network type information indicates the drive network, not updating to the updated fraud detection rules, and when the network type information does not indicate the drive network, updating to the updated fraud detection rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Hideki Matsushima, Tomoyuki Haga, Yuji Unagami, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • 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: 10902109
    Abstract: A misuse detection electronic control unit in a vehicle network system including a plurality of electronic control units that communicate with one another through buses in accordance with a CAN protocol includes a transceiver unit that performs a reception step of receiving a target data frame and a reference data frame transmitted through the buses, wherein the target data frame is a data frame having a first identifier and wherein the reference data frame is a data frame having a second identifier different from the first identifier and a misuse detection process unit that performs a detection step of performing, as misuse detection for the target data frame, evaluation in accordance with a reception timing of the reference data frame and a reception timing of the target data frame on the basis of a certain rule specifying a reception interval between the reference data frame and the target data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takeshi Kishikawa, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Manabu Maeda, Hideki Matsushima, Hiroshi Amano, Toshihisa Nakano
  • Patent number: 10904883
    Abstract: A communication device is a communication device connected to a mobility network which is a network mounted in a mobility and which is used by a plurality of electronic control devices for communication. The communication device includes: a holding unit which holds range information indicating a transferable path range determined for a message on the mobility network; a receiving unit which receives the message on the mobility network; and a determining unit which determines validity of the received message by using the range information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Yuishi Torisaki, Tomoyuki Haga, Hiroyasu Terazawa, Ryo Kato