US 9,811,957 B2
Gate apparatus, communication apparatus, communication system, gate control method, and program
Yuichi Todaka, Kanagawa (JP)
Assigned to FELICA NETWORKS, INC., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by FELICA NETWORKS, INC., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Dec. 12, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/568,518.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-266526 (JP), filed on Dec. 25, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0179007 A1, Jun. 25, 2015
Int. Cl. G07C 9/00 (2006.01); H04L 9/08 (2006.01); H04B 13/00 (2006.01); H04B 7/26 (2006.01); B60R 25/20 (2013.01); H04B 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC G07C 9/00111 (2013.01) [B60R 25/2027 (2013.01); H04B 5/0062 (2013.01); H04B 7/26 (2013.01); H04B 13/005 (2013.01); H04L 9/0827 (2013.01); G07C 2009/00809 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
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11. A communication system, comprising:
a gate apparatus; and
a human body communication terminal,
wherein the gate apparatus includes:
a sensor configured to detect a pedestrian within a gate;
multiple electrodes configured to communicate via human body communication and separated from one another within the gate; and
first circuitry configured to:
determine a position of the pedestrian based on information on the pedestrian that is detected by the sensor;
store, in a connection confirmation request packet, an output electrode identifier that is an identifier of a first electrode among the multiple electrodes configured to output the connection confirmation request packet;
output the connection confirmation request packet with the output electrode identifier, via the first electrode among the multiple electrodes that corresponds to the determined position;
receive a connection confirmation response packet that is transmitted from a human body communication terminal that the pedestrian carries, and analyze the received connection confirmation response packet,
wherein the connection confirmation response packet is received by a second electrode among the multiple electrodes;
control operation of the gate based on the analysis of the connection confirmation response packet and a determination that the output electrode identifier, that corresponds to the first electrode, agrees with a first electrode identifier of the second electrode and the first electrode identifier agrees with the output electrode identifier, and
wherein the human body communication terminal includes:
a human body communication unit configured to communicate via a human body, and
second circuitry configured to:
generate a packet that is transmitted via the human body communication unit;
analyze the packet that is received via the human body communication unit;
obtain the output electrode identifier stored in a connection confirmation request packet that is received from the gate apparatus;
generate a connection confirmation response packet in which the obtained output electrode identifier and a terminal identifier that is an identifier of the human body communication terminal are stored; and
output the generated connection confirmation response packet via the human body communication unit to the gate apparatus.