Patents Assigned to Rakuten, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10319020
    Abstract: A product introduction support device includes a display control part, a keyword extraction part, a sorting word selection part, and a group presentation part. The display control part is configured to create display control information to arrange a plurality of selected products in a browsable state on a web. The keyword extraction part is configured to extract a keyword representing an attribute for each of the plurality of selected products. The sorting word selection part is configured to select at least one keyword common to or similar to a plurality of products among the keywords extracted by the keyword extraction part as a sorting word. The group presentation part is configured to perform processing of presenting candidates for a product group that are bracketable by the sorting word among the plurality of selected products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Taichi Abe, Chisa Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190172090
    Abstract: Content for distribution to a terminal device is selected in accordance with a distribution condition set to each piece of content. A comparison process between an increased gradient value of a display count and an ideal gradient value of the display count of the content selected for distribution to the terminal device is executed. The increased gradient value of the display count is a gradient value from a start of the distribution until a certain time point before an end of a distribution period. The ideal gradient value of the display count is a gradient value obtained based on a distribution period length and a target display count. The distribution condition is adjusted such that a distribution frequency of the content is varied according to the comparison result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Eiji FUKUDA, Brendan Cameron Michael PAULL
  • Patent number: 10311318
    Abstract: A reference line setting device includes an image acquisition means to acquire an image containing a character region, a recognition means to recognize characters from the character region of the image by a specified recognition method, a line position information acquisition means to acquire line position information of a plurality of characters out of the characters recognized by the recognition means with reference to a storage means storing, for each character, line position information concerning a position which at least two reference lines pass through in a vertical direction of characters, the reference lines being lines drawn in an alignment direction of characters, along which a certain part of each character is to be placed, and a setting means to set each of the reference lines to the image based on a plurality of line position information for each reference line acquired by the line position information acquisition means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryota Hinami, Naoki Chiba
  • Patent number: 10310698
    Abstract: To enable dynamic changing of a range of information that forms a basis of a screen provided to a user depending on a change in an environment of an information processing terminal, an environmental information acquisition unit sequentially acquires environmental information representing an environment of a user terminal. A monitoring unit changes a publicly-displayable range of information on a user of the user terminal depending on a change in the environmental information sequentially acquired by the environmental information acquisition unit. A page changing unit limits the range of the information that forms the basis of the screen provided to the user so that the range of the information falls within the publicly-displayable range after the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Hisanori Yamahara
  • Patent number: 10311491
    Abstract: The information providing server obtains at least one of the first posted information on the plan posted by the user, the piece(s) of second posted information on the other plan(s) posted by the user, and the piece(s) of third posted information on the plan posted by the other user(s). Then, the information providing server identifies the subordinate rating criterion/criteria used for the user to rate the plan based on the obtained piece(s) of posted information, and presents the identified subordinate rating criterion/criteria to the user who rates the plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Taichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10304160
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a web page data generating unit that generates web page data. The web page data causes the terminal device to execute an arrival determination process that determines whether a page-side reference position set as an end position in a forward scroll direction of a predetermined content part among the plurality of content parts has arrived at a screen-side reference position set at a browser screen side of the terminal device in association with scroll in a forward direction or not, and a display control process that slows a scroll following speed of a content part subsequent to the page-side reference position than a scroll following speed of a content part preceding the page-side reference position, and causes an additional content to appear in a space that is expanding between the page-side reference position and the preceding content part by the slowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Yoji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10297114
    Abstract: After purchase a betting ticket, odds fluctuate as time goes by and the predicted payout amount of part of buying targets becomes lower than the total purchase amount, causing unexpected loss for the ticket holders. Systems and methods acquire odds information about a race, a betting type of a betting ticket for designating one or more racers out of racers to participate in a race of the racing and a buying target in the betting type. Additionally, an acceptance amount for each buying target is accepted from a user, and notification information is output when at least one predicted payout amount out of each predicted payout amount calculated from each acceptance amount for each buying target of a betting type of a betting ticket accepted from the user and the acquired odds information is less than a reference amount based on a total acceptance amount accepted from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Sadaaki Emura
  • Patent number: 10290037
    Abstract: A list presentation device generates list information that is sent to a first user and includes a plurality of items each indicating a trade object, obtains an item that is selected by the first user among the plurality of items included in the list information, lowers, in a case where a first item is selected by the first user among the items included in the list information, display priority stored in a storage in association with a trade object indicated by a second item, which has been selected before by the first user among the plurality of items included in the list information, and generates new list information, which is sent to a second user, based on a transmission request from the second user and the display priority stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Daisuke Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10288435
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus obtains a first location of a user at a certain time and a second location of the user at a predetermined time later than the certain time. The information processing apparatus obtains a facility search request. The information processing apparatus estimates the direction in which the user will travel from the second location, based on the obtained first and second locations. When a plurality of facilities found in response to the obtained search request include a first facility not located in the estimated direction and a second facility that is located in the estimated direction and farther from the second location than the first facility, the information processing apparatus causes the second facility to be presented in preference to the first facility as a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Tadahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10282731
    Abstract: The present invention includes acquiring purchase history information related to a product purchased by a user, from a storage means that stores the purchase history information (S2), generating and acquiring an image object indicating a display mode which changes in response to purchase history information (S3), generating a web page which displays the image object, and transmitting the web page to a terminal device through a network and displaying the web page (S5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Hiroshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10282482
    Abstract: A data provision device includes a determination unit that determines at least some of selectable items contained in a web page to be provided to a user terminal as a prefetch item based on an event that can occur in the user terminal to which the web page is provided, a generation unit that generates a data set composed of a group of data to be transmitted to the user terminal according to selection of the prefetch item determined by the determination unit, and a transmitting unit that, when selection of an item is received from the user terminal, transmits a data set corresponding to the item and generated by the generation unit to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Katakawa
  • Patent number: 10282527
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that generates a second password different from a first password in response to a password change request from a terminal, and generates and sends a change screen page to the terminal, stores the first password as an old password, and sends a notification when an authentication is attempted using the old password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Eiji Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10275445
    Abstract: Displaying supplemental information for an element in a document based on changes in a user's ability to read the document. A document processing device configured to: acquire information on a document including a plurality of words; acquire pieces of supplemental information being linked with the plurality of words; decide whether or not a piece of supplemental information linked with corresponding one of the plurality of words is to be displayed based on a frequency with which each of the plurality of words has appeared; and control displaying the plurality of words and the pieces of supplemental information. In the deciding, it is decided whether or not the corresponding one of the piece of supplemental information is to be displayed based on a frequency with which each of the plurality of words has been displayed along with the piece of supplemental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Hayase
  • Patent number: 10269056
    Abstract: To proceed necessary processing, following a procedure different from one in normal time, when response different from a response in normal time should be conducted in executing processing upon a request from a request sender. A request processing system determines, based on at least one of an internal factor and an external factor, to respond to a processing request in a manner different from a normal manner, and when it is determined to respond to the processing request in the manner different from the normal manner, leads so that processing request having been sent from a request sender by way of a first method that requires an immediate response is sent by way of a second method that does not require an immediate response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Tomoharu Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20190114286
    Abstract: In a server (111), an updater (201) updates a file by an editing process that includes an adding process that adds a record to the end of a file. A collector (202) reads, in order of location in the file, a record included in the file, causes a collection device of a collection system to associate and collect the record and a position of the record in the file, and non-transitorily stores the position as an offset. An estimator (203) estimates whether header records located between the beginning of the file and the recorded offset are updated. When it is estimated that any of the header records are updated, a starter (204) causes the collector (202) to start reading the record from the beginning of the file. When it is estimated that none of the header records have been updated, the starter 204 causes the collector (202 to start reading the record from the recorded offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Yongkun WANG
  • Patent number: 10262361
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an electronic money server that supports regular periodic payments using electronic money. On the electronic money server, a payment debt is created in association with an electronic money function section ID. A “transaction ID” is also determined at that time. An electronic money application on a portable terminal sends the electronic money server a payment debt request to ascertain whether or not a payment debt exists. If a payment debt exists and the due date thereof has been reached, the electronic money server sends the portable terminal a payment connection request and requests authorization from the user. If the user sends an “approval” notification to the electronic money server, the electronic money server sends a payment request by sending a subtraction command to a IC chip in the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Akashika, Norio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10262064
    Abstract: Provided are an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, an information processing program, and a recording medium having stored therein the information processing program, which can efficiently present web pages related to a word input by a user while reducing the user's labor. A first keyword, which is used for the search of the information provided on a network, and location information of web pages, which is selected by a user among a plurality of web pages including the information searched by the first keyword, are registered in association with each other, and then, the location information of the web pages associated with the first keyword including a second keyword are presented to be selectable according to the input of the second keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Narutaka Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10261900
    Abstract: A transmission device (300) comprising a data cache system is provided with a data acquisition part (315) for acquiring volume data indicating the volume of transactionable products or services transmitted from a server. The transmission device (300) is provided with a saving part (320) for saving the acquired volume data in an information memory (390) as cache data, and a request acquisition part (330) for acquiring requests seeking volume output. The transmission device (300) is provided with a determination part (350) for determining whether or not the cache data is valid based on the elapsed time from when the cache data was received or saved and the volume indicated by the cache data, when a request is acquired. When the determination is that the cache data is invalid, the data acquisition part (315) receives new volume data from the server, and the saving part (320) saves the new volume data as new cache data in the information memory (390).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: SeungHee Lee
  • Patent number: 10255250
    Abstract: A message processing device (10) includes an estimator (11), an extractor (12), and an indicator (13). The estimator (11) estimates words understandable to a destination user (1). The extractor (12) extracts, from a message (3) created by a transmission originator user (2), a portion that does not match the words estimated by the estimator (11). The indicator (13) indicates, to the transmission originator user (2), the message (3) with the extracted portion by the extractor (12) being in an emphasized manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Katakawa
  • Patent number: RE47345
    Abstract: Picture and speech communication between plural terminals connected to different networks, such as a circuit-switched network and IP network. A converting apparatus 400 for control information or media information for picture/speech communications is provided across first and second terminals 301, 302 connected to respective different types of networks. Converting apparatus 400 includes control information converter 420, transcoder 450 and ability information converter 460. In case the ability information extracted from the decoding information, received from the first terminal 301, is not coincident to the ability information extracted from the call control information received from the second terminal 302, it is further checked whether or not there is picture format size coincidence. If the picture format size coincidence persists in one direction, processing is carried out for converting part of the decoding information or the control information, without causing the operations of the transcoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Kazunori Ozawa