Patents by Inventor Hideo Kataoka

Hideo Kataoka 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: 10288547
    Abstract: A facility state analysis device of an embodiment is provided. The device includes an inputter which accepts input of information specifying a state and location of a facility installed outdoors, a calculator which calculates, by performing statistical processing based at least in part on the information specifying the state and location input to the inputter and information on a predetermined section on a map, an average failure year of the facilities in the section, and a display controller which displays, on a display, the average failure year calculated by the calculator superimposed on the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated
    Inventors: Mikiyuki Ichiba, Tamotsu Uduki, Hideo Mizuochi, Yuya Niidome, Masaomi Takaoka, Shinsuke Nasukawa, Yuuji Tagawa, Hideaki Sato, Yoshiki Sakamoto, Akihiko Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20160156952
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system includes a hardware processor, wherein the hardware processor is configured to receive first viewing information relating to viewing a first content item by a set of users, second viewing information relating to viewing a second content item by the set of users, and action information relating to actions performed by at least some of the set of users, and to output information relating to a viewing condition of the first content item and information relating to a viewing condition of the second content item based on a first action by a plurality of users from the set of users, the plurality of users set as a statistical population when the first action is designated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Motonobu SUGIURA, Masaaki KIKUCHI, Hiroshi HATTORI, Yoshihiro OHMORI, Hideo KATAOKA, Sougo TSUBOI
  • Patent number: 9002171
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a control block including a read control processor for reading designated content, a time information processor for processing time information. A controller returns, to a user terminal, a response signal, and information indicating a second absolute time point when an operation is executed in response to a request signal generated by the user terminal at a first absolute time point. The controller stores time difference information indicating a time difference between the first and the second absolute time points. When responding to a further request signal sent from the requester via the network, the controller sets, as tag time information, time information obtained by correcting, using the time difference information, a current relative time period for which the designated content is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Kataoka, Hajime Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20150081673
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus including group specifying module configured to specify a cluster group including clusters in content being played back, an access module configured to access a collection of arbitrary cluster groups relevant to the cluster group specified by the group specification module, a search module configured to searching for content specified by a cluster group included in the collection accessed by the access module, and a content presentation module configured to present a result of search by the search module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuki Kaneko, Sougo Tsuboi, Hideo Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20150066928
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a first data file, a second data file, a third data file and a file controlling logic portion are provided. In the first data file, basic data of a plurality of programs are stored. The basic data indicates a plurality of attributes related to each program. The second data file associates viewers with a plurality of programs. The third data file associates programs with a plurality of viewers. The file controlling logic portion is configured to access the first to third data files, generate a cluster in which data is associated depending on a theme and specify a viewer and/or a program included in the cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hideo Kataoka, Yuki Kaneko, Sougo Tsuboi, Hideo Kezuka, Hideyuki Toma
  • Publication number: 20140347293
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for controlling an electronic device by a device controller includes: detecting first movement of the device controller; receiving input of a contact operation performed by a user on a screen of the device controller; and transmitting, to the electronic device to be operated by the device controller, information on an amount of second movement determined by using an amount of the first movement. The amount of the second movement differs depending on a state of contact of the contact operation on the screen during detecting the first movement of the device controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kazawa, Hideo Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20140196090
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first display controller, second display controller, and third display controller. The first display controller displays a program guide in a first area of a screen and program information about a program in a second area of the screen. The second display controller displays, in the first area, detailed information of the program information displayed in the second area. The third display controller displays, when detailed information about another program or another title is displayed in the first area, program information about the other program or the other title in the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hideo Kataoka, Takashi Nakamura, Hideyuki Toma
  • Patent number: 8749715
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing system includes a television receiver, a mobile terminal, and an interface. The terminal includes a wireless controller configured to acquire a state signal from the television receiver and to supply a control signal to the television receiver. The interface is provided in the television receiver or the terminal and configured to convert a state acquisition request and a control signal from the controller into a request and a signal which can be detected by the television receiver and to convert a state signal from the television receiver into a state signal which can be detected by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Kataoka, Hideyuki Toma
  • Publication number: 20140068679
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a content output module outputs viewing content to a display module. A service menu list display module displays a service menu related to the content in list form on the display module when an instruction to acquire a service from a server is received, while the content is being output to the display module. Then, a related service menu switching display module switches to a further related service menu and displays the menu in response to a subsequent specification input according to a display state of the service menu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Yuki KANEKO, Hideo KATAOKA
  • Publication number: 20140064700
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a reproduction apparatus includes a communicator module, a selector, a detector, and a reproducer. The communicator is configured to receive, from a server, one or more items regarding scene information corresponding to one or more scenes in one or more content items. The selector is configured to select a first item regarding scene information from the one or more items regarding scene information in response to a selection operation. The detector is configured to detect a first scene in a first content item corresponding to the first item regarding scene information. The reproducer is configured to reproduce the first scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yuki Kaneko, Hideo Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20140064697
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a scene information output apparatus includes a communicator, a reproducer, and an output module. The communicator is configured to transmit to a server identification data regarding content includes a plurality of scenes, and receive from the server a plurality of items regarding scene information corresponding to the plurality of scenes. The reproducer is configured to reproduce the content. The output module is configured to output a first item of scene information corresponding to a first scene being reproduced among the plurality of scenes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Yuki KANEKO, Hideo KATAOKA
  • Patent number: 8561111
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video processor includes: a list output module; a selection receiver; and a data controller. The list output module is configured to output screen information in which a plurality of pieces of list information are arranged. Each of the pieces of list information includes pieces of identification information each identifying a scene contained in video data and arranged in an order in which scenes are played. The selection receiver is configured to receive a selection of one of the pieces of identification information comprised in one of the pieces of list information. The data controller is configured to control playing the video data from a scene identified by the one of identification information received by the selection receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yutaka Ueda, Shouichi Yokobori, Hideo Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20130176491
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing system includes a television receiver, a mobile terminal, and an interface. The terminal includes a wireless controller configured to acquire a state signal from the television receiver and to supply a control signal to the television receiver. The interface is provided in the television receiver or the terminal and configured to convert a state acquisition request and a control signal from the controller into a request and a signal which can be detected by the television receiver and to convert a state signal from the television receiver into a state signal which can be detected by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Hideo Kataoka, Hideyuki Toma
  • Publication number: 20130177289
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a receiver, a generator, and an output module. The receiver is configured to receive program additional information including operation history information. The generator is configured to generate display information required to display a program guide associated with the program additional information based on the program additional information and program guide information. The output module is configured to output the display information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Hideo Kataoka, Hideyuki Toma
  • Publication number: 20130177288
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device control method including, detecting a position range specification of a particular object based on a touch operation from a moving image displayed on a touchscreen, outputting information on the detected particular object to a server via a network, and receiving a search result including tag information searched for in the server, and determining and reproducing, in accordance with the received tag information, a segment of the moving image in which the particular object is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Hideo Kataoka, Hideyuki Toma
  • Publication number: 20130163965
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a program-to-weighting value storage unit stores weighting value of preference for program. A preference information generation unit sets a level of preference corresponding to the weighting value for the program. A weighting value correction unit adds or subtracts a correction value with respect to the weighting value to correct the weighting value for the program. A data collection and correction value generation unit collects communication data via radio or wire and generates the correction value according to key data included in the communication data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Hideo Kataoka, Hideyuki Toma
  • Publication number: 20130086222
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a content processing system includes: a server device configured to distribute content data via a network; and a content reproducing device configured to reproduce content based on the content data distributed via the network. The server device comprises an acquisition destination allocating module to allocate one acquisition destination of the content data to be distributed to one content reproducing device; and a distribution data switching module to switch the content data to be distributed based on a switching command received. The content reproducing device comprises a content acquisition module to request the content data from the allocated acquisition destination of the content data to acquire the content data; and a switching command transmitter to generate the switching command in switching the content data to be acquired from the acquisition destination of the content data to transmit the switching command to the server device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kazawa, Hideo Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20130055334
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video processor includes: a list output module; a selection receiver; and a data controller. The list output module is configured to output screen information in which a plurality of pieces of list information are arranged. Each of the pieces of list information includes pieces of identification information each identifying a scene contained in video data and arranged in an order in which scenes are played. The selection receiver is configured to receive a selection of one of the pieces of identification information comprised in one of the pieces of list information. The data controller is configured to control playing the video data from a scene identified by the one of identification information received by the selection receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Yutaka Ueda, Shouichi Yokobori, Hideo Kataoka
  • Patent number: 8346057
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a control block including a read control processor for reading designated content, a time information processor for processing time information. A controller returns, to a user terminal, a response signal, and information indicating a second absolute time point when an operation is executed in response to a request signal generated by the user terminal at a first absolute time point. The controller stores time difference information indicating a time difference between the first and the second absolute time points. When responding to a further request signal sent from the requester via the network, the controller sets, as tag time information, time information obtained by correcting, using the time difference information, a current relative time period for which the designated content is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Kataoka, Hajime Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20120030322
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data transceiver accepts a new application file, and a setting information processor transfers and copies setting information described in a setting information area of an existent application file, to a corresponding setting information area of the new application file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hideo KATAOKA, Hiromi HOSHINO