US 8,565,936 C1 (90th)
On-vehicle remote control apparatus and method for controlling remotely controllable on-vehicle device
Hisato Kato, Wako (JP); and Nobuaki Asahara, Wako (JP)
Filed by Hisato Kato, Wako (JP); and Nobuaki Asahara, Wako (JP)
Assigned to HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Supplemental Examination Request No. 96/000,062, Jul. 15, 2014.
Reexamination Certificate for Patent 8,565,936, issued Oct. 22, 2013, Appl. No. 13/105,895, May 12, 2011.
Claims priority of application No. 2010-140491 (JP), filed on Jun. 21, 2010.
Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate from Reexamination Ordered under 35 U.S.C. 257 issued on Nov. 3, 2017.
Int. Cl. G06F 7/00 (2006.01); H04M 3/51 (2006.01); G08C 17/00 (2006.01); G07C 5/00 (2006.01); H04M 11/04 (2006.01)
CPC H04M 3/5116 (2013.01) [G07C 5/008 (2013.01); G08C 17/00 (2013.01); G08C 2201/51 (2013.01); H04M 11/04 (2013.01)]
OG exemplary drawing
AS A RESULT OF REEXAMINATION, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT:
Claims 1-10 are cancelled.
At the time of issuance and publication of this certificate, the patent remains subject to pending reissue application number 15/676,458 filed Aug. 14, 2017. The claim content of the patent may be subsequently revised if a reissue patent is issued from the reissue application.
1. A method for controlling a remotely controllable on-vehicle device, comprising:
receiving a remote-control request signal transmitted from outside a vehicle having the on-vehicle device;
executing remote control of the on-vehicle device when the remote-control request signal is received;
prohibiting the remote control of the on-vehicle device if it is determined that the vehicle is in use and if it is determined that the vehicle is not in the emergency mode, wherein it is determined that the vehicle is not in the emergency mode if neither a collision detection signal nor an emergency detection signal has been input;
permitting the remote control of the on-vehicle device if it is determined that the vehicle is in the emergency mode even when it is determined that the vehicle is in use, wherein it is determined that the vehicle is in the emergency mode if the collision detection signal or the emergency detection signal has been input; and
activating a communication device if it is determined that the vehicle is in the emergency mode so that an operator in a call center device can talk to an occupant of the vehicle via the communication device.