Patents Assigned to Rakuten, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10896434
    Abstract: For a scheduled purchase, a point count setter sets an upper point usage limit in accordance with an operation. Based on point management information, a discount payment controller controls payment for the scheduled purchase so that the payment is executed at a discount based on the upper point usage limit set. A limited-time point count notifier determines the number of limited-time points scheduled to be used based on the point management information and the upper point usage limit, and before the scheduled purchase is executed, notifies a user of the number of limited-time points scheduled to be used. For a scheduled purchase in a series purchase, a revision suggestion notifier obtains the number of the user's points, and based on how the difference between the obtained number and the upper point usage limit occurs, gives the user a notice to suggest revising the upper point usage limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Takiko Kato, Shigeru Kanda
  • Patent number: 10885518
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is, with respect to a portable terminal which is provided with an electronic money function, to facilitate restoration of an original state if a terminal has been discovered, while preventing unauthorized usage of electronic money at a time of loss for a terminal which is provided with an electronic money function. If a terminal is lost, an electronic money server is accessed from a second terminal in order to perform a loss lock request. The electronic money server turns ON a loss lock flag corresponding to an electronic money ID in order to output a negative flag ON instruction for an electronic money function section at a point at which access has been made from the terminal. For the electronic money function section, by turning ON a negative flag, the electronic money function section is locked so that settlements and charges are disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten. Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Sakurai, Hideki Akashika
  • Patent number: 10878229
    Abstract: A shape discriminating device includes an image acquisition means configured to acquire a target image being an image where pants are shown, a diverging position acquisition means configured to acquire, as a diverging position, a position where the pants diverge into two leg parts or a position which can be regarded as a position where the pants diverge into two leg parts, a leg region extraction means configured to extract a leg region from a region showing the pants in the target image, a leg shape acquisition means configured to acquire leg shape information concerning variation in lateral width of a leg part of the pants based on the diverging position and the leg region, a specifying means configured to specify a shape of the pants based on the leg shape information, and an output means configured to output information concerning the specified shape of the pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Yeongnam Chae
  • Patent number: 10872208
    Abstract: A sentence conversion system includes at least one processor that obtains data including a first type sentence and a second type sentence in association with each other, the second type sentence being a sentence obtained by converting the first type sentence into a second type in a same language, creates at least one converter that converts a sentence type in the same language based on the data and a machine translator that translates a first language into a second language, inputs the first type sentence in the at least one converter, and obtains a sentence converted by the at least one converter into the second type in the same language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Murakami, Lasguido Nio
  • Patent number: 10873679
    Abstract: Certainty of detecting watermarks embedded in a color image is increased. Image date acquisition means of an image processing device acquires image data on a color image having a plurality of color channels. Numerical value acquisition means acquires respective numerical values in the plurality of color channels contained in a pixel value of the color image based on the image data acquired by the image data acquisition means. Image processing means embed a watermark in each of the plurality of color channels by changing the numerical value acquired by the numerical value acquisition means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Tony Tung
  • Patent number: 10867305
    Abstract: A review management device according to one embodiment includes a specifying unit, a determination unit and a writing control unit. The specifying unit specifies an access user and a target product for a product review based on a request from a user terminal. The determination unit acquires a delivery status of products purchased by users on a web site and determines whether the access user has received the target product purchased on the web site. The writing control unit permits writing of a review on the target product by the access user after it is determined that the access user has received the target product, and restricts writing of a review on the target product by the access user when it is determined that the access user has not received the target product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Arafat, Miwa Takemura
  • Patent number: 10867378
    Abstract: An image processing device acquires an image to be processed that includes an image of clothing, the image being composed of a hue, saturation and brightness; calculates a difference between the image to be processed and a plurality of shift images obtained by shifting the image to be processed in units of one pixel by at least one pixel or more in a prescribed direction, and generates a plurality of difference images that correspond to the number of shifted pixels; generates a histogram of differential pixel values for each of the hue, saturation and brightness of the difference images; determines the fabric of the clothing on the basis of the features of the histogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Yeongnam Chae
  • Publication number: 20200387860
    Abstract: Provided is an estimating system including: at least one memory configured to store computer program code; and at least one processor configured to access said at least one memory and operate according to said computer program code, said computer program code including: via point acquisition code configured to cause the at least one processor to acquire a position of a via point, wherein the route is a path followed by a mobile object when the mobile object moves toward a destination; staying time period code configured to cause the at least one processor to estimate, based on the position of the via point, a staying time period; and arrival time code configured to cause the at least one processor to estimate, by including the staying time period, an arrival time of the mobile object at the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohamed Reda Elsayed MOHAMED, Jeremiah Luke ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20200387536
    Abstract: An objective is to present a search result that facilitates a user to grasp a cooking procedure of a recipe while suppressing a display area occupied by one recipe. Accordingly, a predetermined number of images that are equal to or greater than two are selected as procedure images based on a difference in images among the images contained in a posted recipe. Next, procedure outline content is generated using the predetermined number of the procedure images, and a search result that contains the procedure outline content is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuki UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 10861138
    Abstract: An image processing device is configured to: acquire a first image photographed from a first position; acquire a second image photographed from a second position; identify an edit target area where a first shadow or a first shielding object is shown in the first image; decrease a resolution of the second image so as to match with a photographed object shown in the first image, and identifying a photographed part area where a second shadowed part or a second shielded part is shown in a low-resolution second image; identify a similar area in at least one of the first image and the second image, the similar area being similar to the photographed part area; and edit the edit target area in the first image, based on the similar area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Naoki Chiba, Xingji Zeng
  • Patent number: 10853866
    Abstract: A searching unit 120 searches for products sold in an electronic marketplace according to a query specified by a customer. A product presenting unit 121 presents the searched products to the customer. If the customer selects a product from among the presented products, and the selected product is being sold from a single shop in the electronic marketplace, an ordering unit 122 starts a purchase order for the product by the customer to the single shop. If the selected product is being sold from multiple shops in the electronic marketplace, a shop presenting unit 123 presents the multiple shops to the customer. If the customer selects a shop from among the presented shops, the ordering unit 122 initiates a purchase order for the product selected by the customer to the selected shop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Kohei Kawai
  • Patent number: 10853643
    Abstract: Increasing the probability that an image showing the front face of a display object is displayed initially is enabled. An image extraction device acquires position information indicating a position of a display object and display object information indicating the display object. The image extraction device extracts a partial image including the acquired display object information from images photographed from at least one spot located within a predetermined distance of a position indicated by the acquired position information. The image extraction device outputs the extracted partial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Naho Kono, Ryosuke Kuroki
  • Patent number: 10846580
    Abstract: To enhance reliability to enable use of all of a plurality of IC-chip-based applications, transmission means of an IC chip support terminal transmits, to an IC chip management server, a registration request for each of a plurality of memory areas respectively corresponding to a plurality of IC-chip-based applications for using an IC chip which is enabled to perform wireless communication. Reception means receives registration instructions for the respective memory areas, each of which is transmitted by the IC chip management server in response to the registration request. Registration means executes processes for registering the respective memory areas in the IC chip successively or in parallel based on the registration instructions. Initial setting means performs an initial setting on each of the registered memory areas when all the plurality of memory areas have been registered in the IC chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10846760
    Abstract: An advertisement delivery system 1 includes an information manager, a timing information retriever, a selection determiner, and a selection handling processor. When switching between images displayed in a partial area on a web page is performed, the information manager keeps information about a pre-switching image even after the switching. The timing information retriever retrieves the timing of the switching and the timing of a selection operation by a user on the area. When the timing information retriever retrieves the timing of the selection operation within a predetermined time length after the switching, the selection determiner makes a determination as to which of the pre-switching image and a post-switching image the selection operation is intended for. Based on the determination, the selection handling processor performs a selection handling process based on information about the pre-switching image or the post-switching image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Taniuchi, Asami Ando
  • Patent number: 10846773
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a process target item extraction unit that refers to a database that stores keyword sets, each of the keyword sets being selected preliminarily as a combination of a plurality of search keywords unlikely to be simultaneously assigned to an identical item, performs item search on a database that stores item information using each of the search keyword belonging to one of the keyword sets, and extracts a process target item an appropriateness determination unit that determine for the extracted process target item, the determination determining a search keyword that should not be assigned to the process target item as an inappropriate keyword, among respective search keywords of the keyword set used for the extraction of the process target item and an inappropriate keyword handling process unit performs an inappropriate keyword handling process to improve a search result of item search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Maki Mori, Nobuo Onodera
  • Patent number: 10848456
    Abstract: There is provided a message exchange service which can accept a message whose destination is a user who has not yet registered for the service and transmit, to the destination user, the message in a data format appropriate to the service in an ex post facto manner. A server device accepts profile information from a user wishing to use the service to proceed with registration of the user to the service, receives and records a message whose destination is an unregistered user who has not yet registered for the service together with identification information to identify the destination user, and transmits the message to a new registered user if it is determined, based on the profile information accepted from the new registered user and the identification information, that the new registered user who has registered for the service after the receipt of the message corresponds to the destination user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Katsuhide Shinji
  • Patent number: 10846813
    Abstract: To make predictions about racing, a point to pay attention to in pre-race movements of each racer can be presented. To this end, for racers entered in a race to be processed, a plurality of captured pre-race movement images of pre-race movements made by the racers before a race are retrieved. By using the retrieved pre-race movement images and racing result information corresponding to each pre-race movement image, an attention point to be paid attention to while each racer is making pre-race movements are identified. Presentation information for presenting information about the identified attention point is then generated and controlled to be presented to a user on an external terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Sadaaki Emura
  • Patent number: 10846754
    Abstract: A server includes a provider that provides, when a contents ID to identify contents is designated from a terminal, the contents associated with the contents ID to the terminal. The terminal includes a display that displays the contents obtained from the server on a screen. The provider puts predetermined suppress information in the contents when a busy level of the server is higher than a predetermined threshold. When a present date and time is within a display time period set to a popup message and the contents displayed on the screen do not contain the predetermined suppress information, the display displays, in the screen, the popup message so as to be laid over on the contents or displays the popup message instead of the contents, and when the displayed contents contain the predetermined suppress information, the display keeps displaying the contents in the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomonari Ono, Teppei Hida
  • Publication number: 20200357023
    Abstract: A behavioral analysis device acquires designated location information regarding a location of a place designated in advance. The behavioral analysis device acquires a history of terminal location information regarding a location of terminal, user identification information associated with the terminal location information, and a history of operation information indicating at least one operation behavior taken through at least one terminal operation of a user having the identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Akihito TABARA, Koji KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10832437
    Abstract: A computer implemented method using artificial intelligence for matching images with locations and directions by acquiring a plurality of panoramic images, detecting objects and their locations in each of the panoramic images, acquiring a floorplan image, detecting objects and their locations in the floorplan image, comparing the objects and locations detect in each of the panoramic image to the objects and locations detected in the floorplan image, and determining a location in the floorplan image where each panoramic image was taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Bjorn Stenger, Tomoyuki Mukasa, Jiu Xu, Lu Yan