Patents by Inventor Hirofumi Hayaashi

Hirofumi Hayaashi 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: 10013696
    Abstract: An identification information centralizing method capable of receiving services provided by a plurality of corporations by using a single item of identification information. Centralized ID information (162) for identifying a customer is assigned by a centralizing corporation. Individual ID information (168) which is uniquely assigned to identify the customer by a plurality of corporations which provide services to a pre-registered customer is registered in a database (160) in such a manner as to be associated with the centralized ID information (162), so that provision of services by a plurality of corporations is made possible by using the single item of centralized ID information (162).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kawashima, Kotaro Hagiwara, Hirofumi Hayaashi, Shinya Goishi
  • Patent number: 8447355
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication system that enables safe and easy addition of a function for use of credit card settlement services to a portable information terminal. In this system, if a user brings his credit card close to the portable information terminal, the portable information terminal reads a card ID stored in a contactless IC card provided in the credit card. Then, the card ID is transmitted to a card management system which checks whether or not the card ID is valid. If confirming that the card ID is valid, the card management system instructs the portable information terminal to write the card ID thereto. If the user places an order of a merchandize, the card ID written to the portable information terminal is provided therefrom to use credit card settlement services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Hayaashi, Kohei Yokota, Toru Kuwahara
  • Publication number: 20120323781
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication system that enables safe and easy addition of a function for use of credit card settlement services to a portable information terminal. In this system, if a user brings his credit card close to the portable information terminal, the portable information terminal reads a card ID stored in a contactless IC card provided in the credit card. Then, the card ID is transmitted to a card management system which checks whether or not the card ID is valid. If confirming that the card ID is valid, the card management system instructs the portable information terminal to write the card ID thereto. If the user places an order of a merchandize, the card ID written to the portable information terminal is provided therefrom to use credit card settlement services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi HAYAASHI, Kohei Yokota, Toru Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 8280435
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication system that enables safe and easy addition of a function for use of credit card settlement services to a portable information terminal. In this system, if a user brings his credit card close to the portable information terminal, the portable information terminal reads a card ID stored in a contactless IC card provided in the credit card. Then, the card ID is transmitted to a card management system which checks whether or not the card ID is valid. If confirming that the card ID is valid, the card management system instructs the portable information terminal to write the card ID thereto. If the user places an order of a merchandise, the card ID written to the portable information terminal is provided therefrom to use credit card settlement services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Hayaashi, Kohei Yokota, Toru Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 7634295
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication system that enables safe and easy addition of a function for use of credit card settlement services to a portable information terminal. In this system, if a user brings his credit card close to the portable information terminal, the portable information terminal reads a card ID stored in a contactless IC card provided in the credit card. Then, the card ID is transmitted to a card management system which checks whether or not the card ID is valid. If confirming that the card ID is valid, the card management system instructs the portable information terminal to write the card ID thereto. If the user places an order of a merchandize, the card ID written to the portable information terminal is provided therefrom to use credit card settlement services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Hayaashi, Kohei Yokota, Toru Kuwahara
  • Publication number: 20090167490
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication system that enables safe and easy addition of a function for use of credit card settlement services to a portable information terminal. In this system, if a user brings his credit card close to the portable information terminal, the portable information terminal reads a card ID stored in a contactless IC card provided in the credit card. Then, the card ID is transmitted to a card management system which checks whether or not the card ID is valid. If confirming that the card ID is valid, the card management system instructs the portable information terminal to write the card ID thereto. If the user places an order of a merchandise, the card ID written to the portable information terminal is provided therefrom to use credit card settlement services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Hayaashi, Kohei Yokota, Toru Kuwahara
  • Publication number: 20050009564
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication system that enables safe and easy addition of a function for use of credit card settlement services to a portable information terminal. In this system, if a user brings his credit card close to the portable information terminal, the portable information terminal reads a card ID stored in a contactless IC card provided in the credit card. Then, the card ID is transmitted to a card management system which checks whether or not the card ID is valid. If confirming that the card ID is valid, the card management system instructs the portable information terminal to write the card ID thereto. If the user places an order of a merchandize, the card ID written to the portable information terminal is provided therefrom to use credit card settlement services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Hayaashi, Kohei Yokota, Toru Kuwahara
  • Publication number: 20040148186
    Abstract: An identification information centralizing method capable of receiving services provided by a plurality of corporations by using a single item of identification information. Centralized ID information (162) for identifying a customer is assigned by a centralizing corporation. Individual ID information (168) which is uniquely assigned to identify the customer by a plurality of corporations which provide services to a pre-registered customer is registered in a database (160) in such a manner as to be associated with the centralized ID information (162), so that provision of services by a plurality of corporations is made possible by using the single item of centralized ID information (162).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Takashi Kawashima, Kotaro Hagiwara, Hirofumi Hayaashi, Shinya Goishi
  • Publication number: 20040093308
    Abstract: If a received unique number (101) indicates a credit card that can be authorized in a server (9), the server (9) performs authorization and returns an authorization result to a computer (7). If this unique number (101) indicates a credit card that cannot be authorized in the server (9), the server (9) sends the unique number (101) to a server (11), which transfers the received unique number (101) to a server (13) of a credit card issuing company concerned. The server (13) authorizes the received unique number and sends an authorization result to the computer (7) and the server (9) via the server (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Takashi Kawashima, Yoshitsugu Hasumi, Kotaro Hagiwara, Hirofumi Hayaashi
  • Publication number: 20040059682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic-commerce assisting method capable of smoothly and securely conducting electronic commerce on a communication network, and to an electronic-commerce assisting server for realizing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Hasumi, Takashi Kawashima, Kazuo Imai, Hirofumi Hayaashi
  • Publication number: 20040006536
    Abstract: An electronic money system related to network type and IC card type electronic money for preventing an affiliated store from failure to collect purchase amount and for permitting shopping to be securely accomplished through the intermediary of a network. A user terminal (2-1) accesses an affiliated store terminal (4-1) through the intermediary of the Internet (1) to purchase a commodity. The affiliated store terminal (4-1) refers to a settlement apparatus (7) through the intermediary of the Internet (1) for the balance of electronic money stored in a database (25) of an e-Wallet (24) of the user of the user terminal (2-1). If the balance is larger than a purchase amount, then the settlement apparatus (7) subtracts the purchase amount from the balance to update the balance. If the balance is smaller than the purchase amount, then an overdraft amount based on a credit level of the user is added to the balance, and if the resulting total amount is larger than the purchase, the settlement is carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Takashi Kawashima, Kotaro Hagiwara, Hirofumi Hayaashi, Yoshitsugo Hasumi, Keiji Shiotani, Maki Suganuma