US Patent No. 10,433,357

MARINE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK BUILDING SYSTEM AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL FOR SMALL BOATS


Patent No. 10,433,357
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title Marine Telecommunications Network Building System And Telecommunications Terminal For Small Boats
Inventorship Hisanori Kanayama, Wako (JP)
Ryuichi Kimata, Tokyo (JP)
Takashi Hashizume, Wako (JP)
Keiichiro Bungo, Wako (JP)
Assignee Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,433,357

1. A system for building a marine telecommunications network to communicate from boats navigating on sea to a base station on land with a telecommunications terminal mounted on each of the boats;wherein the telecommunications terminal is configured to build the telecommunication network to establish communication paths enabling mutual communication between one of the boats that exists out of communication range with the base station and other of the boats that exists within the communication range such that the one of the boats communicates with the base station;
wherein the telecommunications terminal mounted on each of the boats comprises:
a command transmit unit configured to transmit a connect-request command requesting connection to the base station;
a response receive unit configured to receive a connect-request OK response in reply to the connect-request command transmitted from the telecommunications terminal of a transmit source;
a communication path establishing unit configured to establish the communication path with the telecommunications terminal of the transmit source; and
a data transmit/receive unit configured to transmit data between the base station through the communication path established by the communication path establishing unit;
wherein the data transmit/receive unit of the telecommunications terminal mounted on the one of the boats includes:
a position data receive unit configured to receive position data from at least two of the boats with a directional antenna and to determine angle difference of the at least two boats; and
a position inference unit configured to infer a position of the one of the boats based on the position data from the at least two boats and the determined angle difference of the at least two boats.