Patents by Inventor Atsuhito Suzuki

Atsuhito Suzuki has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7346532
    Abstract: A workflow system controls work which includes a plurality of works. A stagnated work in a stagnation state is grasped, and processing priorities of works having a relation to the stagnated work are established in accordance with the relation. Particularly, a processing priority of a work, of which the processing progress is influenced due to the stagnated work in the stagnation state, is established to be lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takato Kusama, Nobuo Beniyama, Atsuhito Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6799314
    Abstract: A work flow management method for managing execution of a plurality of works in a business process based on process definition information for defining the plurality of works and a processing order of the works. Control information is held for storing each work and the number of times a application program can execute processing associated with the work in correspondence to each other. When the application program for performing the processing associated with the work must be executed, it is determined whether the number of times the application program has already been executed is less than a predetermined value stored in the control information corresponding to the work which must be executed. The application program which must be executed is executed when the number is less than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Beniyama, Atsuhito Suzuki, Takato Kusama
  • Publication number: 20020169752
    Abstract: A workflow system controls work which includes a plurality of works. A stagnated work in a stagnation state is grasped, and processing priorities of works having a relation to the stagnated work are established in accordance with the relation. Particularly, a processing priority of a work, of which the processing progress is influenced due to the stagnated work in the stagnation state, is established to be lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Takato Kusama, Nobuo Beniyama, Atsuhito Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20020091559
    Abstract: A work flow management method for managing execution of a plurality of works in a business process based on process definition information for defining the plurality of works and a processing order of the works. Control information is held for storing each work and the number of times a application program can execute processing associated with the work in correspondence to each other. When the application program for performing the processing associated with the work must be executed, it is determined whether the number of times the application program has already been executed is less than a predetermined value stored in the control information corresponding to the work which must be executed. The application program which must be executed is executed when the number is less than the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: Nobuo Beniyama, Atsuhito Suzuki, Takato Kusama
  • Publication number: 20020091560
    Abstract: In an application service provider for controlling and managing business processes using a workflow management system, and providing functions for total businesses comprised of a plurality of activities processed by a plurality of applications, the workflow management system permits the provider to make meticulous settings and defines pricing schemes which are readily understood by users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: Atsuhito Suzuki, Nobuo Beniyama, Takato Kusama
  • Publication number: 20020032692
    Abstract: A workflow management system has synchronousness information, which can be set by a process definition tool in a process definition, for specifying a processing mode for calling a state transition request application programming interface (API). The synchronousness is controlled using a state transition request synchronous process program and a state transition request asynchronous process program. The synchronous process program processes a state transition in a synchronous processing mode in which the state transition is processed from receipt of an inputted state transition request to return of a response. The asynchronous process program processes a state transition in an asynchronous processing mode in which a state transition for a process instance is processed after an inputted state transition request is received and a response is returned. The synchronousness information is referenced to determine whether a state transition is processed in the synchronous or asynchronous processing mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: Atsuhito Suzuki, Nobuo Beniyama, Yoshiki Matsuda