2007-053530 is referenced by 3 patents.

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To automatically set home electrical appliances only by physically connecting the home electrical appliances to a home network and to remotely operate the home electrical appliances with ease via a gateway whose address is not always fixed.SOLUTION: A home gateway device 51 includes an in-house management table 212a for managing equipment information on the home electrical appliances connected to the home network, an equipment finding unit 206 which periodically transmits a finding request message onto the home network to find the home electrical appliances and acquires the equipment information on it, an equipment information management unit 211 which updates and registers the equipment information on the found home electrical appliances in the in-house management table, a DHCP server function 210a of making network settings of the newly found home electrical appliances, and an equipment information registration unit 213 which periodically updates and registers the equipment information of the in-house management table to a portal server 4.

Home electrical appliance remote operation system and its operating method
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
August 17, 2005
Publication Date
March 1, 2007
Horiuchi Hironori
Mogi Shinji
Yoshihara Takahito
H04L 12/28
H04M 11/00
H04L 12/46