US 9,813,847 B2
Communication system and control apparatus
Naohiro Fukuda, Chiba (JP); Kenji Yasu, Osaka (JP); and Yoichi Masuda, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd., Osaka (JP)
Appl. No. 15/317,344
Filed by Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd., Osaka (JP)
PCT Filed May 20, 2015, PCT No. PCT/JP2015/002545
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 8, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/190040, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 17, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-122585 (JP), filed on Jun. 13, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0118585 A1, Apr. 27, 2017
Int. Cl. H04B 5/00 (2006.01); H04W 4/00 (2009.01); G06F 3/023 (2006.01); G06F 3/147 (2006.01); H04W 76/02 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 4/008 (2013.01) [G06F 3/023 (2013.01); G06F 3/147 (2013.01); H04W 76/021 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A communication system, comprising:
a control apparatus which controls pairing for determining whether a secret key can be shared with a communication partner according to a plurality of kinds of pairing methods; and
a plurality of devices each of which performs pairing for communication according to one or more predetermined kinds of pairing methods, and performs encryption communication with the control apparatus by pairing with the control apparatus,
wherein the control apparatus includes:
a kind obtaining unit configured to obtain, from each of the plurality of devices, the one or more predetermined kinds of pairing methods for the device;
a combination determining unit configured to determine, for each of the plurality of devices, a combination of a same kind of pairing methods included in both the plurality of kinds of pairing methods for the control apparatus and the one or more predetermined kinds of pairing methods obtained by the kind obtaining unit; and
a display unit configured to display, to a user, the combination of the same kind of pairing methods determined by the combination determining unit, for each of the plurality of devices according to a predetermined condition.