Patent Number: 8,816,815

Title: Lock device for power supplying plug

Abstract: A lock device for a power supplying plug arranged in a vehicle that performs wireless communication with an electronic key. The lock device includes a charge ECU that restricts unauthorized removal of the power supplying plug from an inlet of the vehicle. The vehicle includes antennas that transmit a wireless signal. A first one of the antennas relates to permission for removal of the power supplying plug. A second one of the antennas relates to unlocking or permission for unlocking of a door. A charge ECU stops transmitting the wireless signal from the first antenna when the vehicle is parked and the second antenna transmits the wireless signal. The charge ECU stops the transmission of the wireless signal related to the unlocking of the door when the wireless signal related to removal of the power supplying plug is transmitted.

Inventors: Kuramochi; Yuichi (Aichi, JP), Katagiri; Toshiharu (Aichi, JP), Kahara; Keiji (Aichi, JP), Kurumizawa; Naoto (Aichi, JP), Hirashita; Takahiro (Aichi, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho

International Classification: G05B 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018