Patents by Inventor Hironobu Takagi

Hironobu Takagi 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).

  • Publication number: 20190152926
    Abstract: The invention provides a compound having a GLUT9 inhibitory activity. The compound is of Formula [I] wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hironobu NAGAMORI, Tatsuya NISHIMARU, Masaki TAKAGI, Ikuo MITANI, Yuichi NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 10104159
    Abstract: A contribution value necessary for achieving a target accuracy from a correct answer probability of each participant is calculated, a contribution value of the participant is added for an answer in accordance with the calculation, and it is set at a condition for determining completion of a task, that is, determining that a correct answer is obtained and no additional participant is necessary. The contribution value is calculated as the inverse of the number of participants at which the target accuracy is reached with a predetermined correct answer probability. The contribution value of the participant is added to the contribution value for the task in which that participant participates. At the time when the sum of the contribution values for a task exceeds one or when one option is certain to be a correct answer, the result having the largest sum of the contribution values is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ishihara, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 9792834
    Abstract: A computer has a display device, a speaker device and an input device, and is capable of identifying problems concerning accessibility in web content displayed on the display device to a visually impaired user of the computer. The web content includes a plurality of structured objects. The computer also has text-to-speech capability such that the web content displayed on the display device is audibly read to the user. The user provides a specification operation input when he or she is uncomfortable with the audible reading. A reporter software module executing on the computer determines which one of the structured objects is causing the discomfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chieko Asakawa, Shinya Kawanaka, Daisuke Sato, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 9349302
    Abstract: A device, computer program and method for outputting linguistic information. The voice output device, for example, includes an output information acquisition unit acquiring linguistic information and attribute information. Attribute information includes an attribute added to each linguistic element included in the linguistic information. A tactile pattern storage unit stores a predetermined tactile pattern corresponding to each linguistic element. A tactile pattern acquisition unit acquires the tactile pattern from the tactile pattern storage unit. A voice output unit reads aloud the linguistic elements and a tactile pattern output unit outputs, in parallel with reading aloud each linguistic element, the tactile pattern corresponding to the attribute added to the linguistic element, thereby allowing a user to sense the tactile pattern by the sense of touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chieko Asakawa, Tohru Ifukube, Shuichi Ino, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 9262386
    Abstract: Provides ability to analyze the readability of an image to be displayed on a screen as a web page, etc., and appropriately modify the image. It includes a rendering section for generating an image by rendering an HTML document; an image processing section for performing image processing on the image generated by the rendering section to simulate and evaluate how the image is viewed under a certain visual characteristic; and a result presentation section for locating an HTML element that needs to be modified in the HTML document to be processed based on the evaluation result of the image processing section and for presenting the HTML element to a web page creator. The result presentation section also retrieves a modification method for the HTML element that needs to be modified from a symptom model storage section. A document modification processing section actually modifies the HTML document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chieko Asakawa, Kentaro Fukuda, Junji Maeda, Hidemasa Muta, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 9104777
    Abstract: A method and article of manufacture of making dynamic content more accessible to screen readers and web spiders. The method applies to a server connected to a client via a network. The method includes receiving from the client an action event indicative of an action performed by a user on content displayed on the client and a change event indicative of a change in the content. The method further includes generating metadata for improving accessibility to the content based on the action event and the change event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yevgen Borodin, Shinya Kawanaka, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 8908999
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and program for proofreading a document. The information processor includes a first storage unit for storing output information which includes information text and positional information obtained by performing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on a source manuscript image. A second storage unit for storing a document file that is proofread by a user, wherein the document file is generated by reading the OCR-processed text according to the order of reading the output information A line movement detection unit for detected movement of a line which includes text in the document file based on the proofreading performed by the user on the document file. A merge unit for reflecting result of the proofreading of the document file in the output information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ishihara, Hironobu Takagi
  • Publication number: 20140095590
    Abstract: A contribution value necessary for achieving a target accuracy from a correct answer probability of each participant is calculated, a contribution value of the participant is added for an answer in accordance with the calculation, and it is set at a condition for determining completion of a task, that is, determining that a correct answer is obtained and no additional participant is necessary. The contribution value is calculated as the inverse of the number of participants at which the target accuracy is reached with a predetermined correct answer probability. The contribution value of the participant is added to the contribution value for the task in which that participant participates. At the time when the sum of the contribution values for a task exceeds one or when one option is certain to be a correct answer, the result having the largest sum of the contribution values is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ishihara, Hironobu Takagi
  • Publication number: 20130298027
    Abstract: A device, computer program and method for outputting linguistic information. The voice output device, for example, includes an output information acquisition unit acquiring linguistic information and attribute information. Attribute information includes an attribute added to each linguistic element included in the linguistic information. A tactile pattern storage unit stores a predetermined tactile pattern corresponding to each linguistic element. A tactile pattern acquisition unit acquires the tactile pattern from the tactile pattern storage unit. A voice output unit reads aloud the linguistic elements and a tactile pattern output unit outputs, in parallel with reading aloud each linguistic element, the tactile pattern corresponding to the attribute added to the linguistic element, thereby allowing a user to sense the tactile pattern by the sense of touch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Chieko ASAKAWA, Tohru IFUKUBE, Shuichi INO, Hironobu TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20130243263
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and program for proofreading a document. The information processor includes a first storage unit for storing output information which includes information text and positional information obtained by performing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on a source manuscript image. A second storage unit for storing a document file that is proofread by a user, wherein the document file is generated by reading the OCR-processed text according to the order of reading the output information A line movement detection unit for detected movement of a line which includes text in the document file based on the proofreading performed by the user on the document file. A merge unit for reflecting result of the proofreading of the document file in the output information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ishihara, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 8494860
    Abstract: A device, computer program and method for outputting linguistic information. The voice output device, for example, includes an output information acquisition unit acquiring linguistic information and attribute information. Attribute information includes an attribute added to each linguistic element included in the linguistic information. A tactile pattern storage unit stores a predetermined tactile pattern corresponding to each linguistic element. A tactile pattern acquisition unit acquires the tactile pattern from the tactile pattern storage unit. A voice output unit reads aloud the linguistic elements and a tactile pattern output unit outputs, in parallel with reading aloud each linguistic element, the tactile pattern corresponding to the attribute added to the linguistic element, thereby allowing a user to sense the tactile pattern by the sense of touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chieko Asakawa, Tohru Ifukube, Shuichi Ino, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 8438470
    Abstract: Provides ability to analyze the readability of an image to be displayed on a screen as a web page, etc., and appropriately modify the image. It includes a rendering section for generating an image by rendering an HTML document; an image processing section for performing image processing on the image generated by the rendering section to simulate and evaluate how the image is viewed under a certain visual characteristic; and a result presentation section for locating an HTML element that needs to be modified in the HTML document to be processed based on the evaluation result of the image processing section 30 and for presenting the HTML element to a web page creator. The result presentation section also retrieves a modification method for the HTML element that needs to be modified from a symptom model storage section. A document modification processing section actually modifies the HTML document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chieko Asakawa, Kentaro Fukuda, Junji Maeda, Hidemasa Muta, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 8244541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to creating a web page and voice browsing of the web page, and more particularly, it improves accessibility for the voice browsing of the web page through a synthetic voice, efficiently with high reliability. A content creation system 20 of the present invention is used for creating a content which may be viewed through the synthetic voice, the system including: a database 22 for storing a structured document; and an information process section 24 for creating a speech node series 18 from the structured document, and calculating a reaching time from starting voice synthesis of the speech node series 18 until each node is outputted as the synthetic voice. The information process section 24 includes a support process section 36 to determine a graphic display corresponding to the reaching time, and to visually display the reaching time to a predetermined node by the voice synthesis on a screen of a display section 26.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Hironobu Takagi, Chieko Asakawa
  • Patent number: 8132099
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for obtaining accessibility information in content of a rich internet application. The method for obtaining accessibility information includes executing an object of the content displayed on a display screen, estimating a role of the object using reference model information prepared beforehand concerning a plurality of objects, and outputting the estimated role of the object as the accessibility information. Therefore, even when the object does not have accessibility information, the accessibility information can be obtained based on the output during the execution and the internal state. In this way, it is possible for a visually impaired user to operate rich internet applications that are created by Dynamic HTML and Flashâ„¢.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chieko Asakawa, Hisashi Miyashita, Daisuke Sato, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 7913191
    Abstract: A user interface through which multiple application programs can be operated in common. An information processing apparatus provides a common input/output interface to multiple application programs. The apparatus includes a section which converts an application-specific document generated by each of the plurality of application programs and represented in a data structure specific to the application program to a common document represented in a common data structure; a section which presents the common document to a user; a section which inputs an operation performed by the user on the common document; an interface adapter which converts an object contained in the common document to an object used in the output section; a section which modifies the common document in accordance with an operation by the user; and a section which reflects modifications to the common document in the application-specific document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chieko Asakawa, Tatsuya Ishihara, Takashi Itoh, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 7890883
    Abstract: Digest screen display content deciding means selects display elements belonging to respective regions of a document based on display priorities of the display elements, which are obtained by digest screen display priority information creating means, and decides selected display elements as display content of a digest screen under a condition where a total display area does not exceed a required display area. A merging relationship among the regions is set based on layout information for the regions, created by digest screen region layout information creating means. Display content deciding means decides the display content of a detail screen based on the merging relationship among the regions, and creates a digest of the detail screen based on control information created by control information creating means. Moreover, digest screen display content changing means changes the display content of the digest screen in response to an operation of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chieko Asakawa, Kentaro Fukuda, Junji Maeda, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 7877260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to creating a web page and voice browsing of the web page, and more particularly, it improves accessibility for the voice browsing of the web page through a synthetic voice, efficiently with high reliability. A content creation system 20 of the present invention is used for creating a content which may be viewed through the synthetic voice, the system including: a database 22 for storing a structured document; and an information process section 24 for creating a speech node series 18 from the structured document, and calculating a reaching time from starting voice synthesis of the speech node series 18 until each node is outputted as the synthetic voice. The information process section 24 includes a support process section 36 to determine a graphic display corresponding to the reaching time, and to visually display the reaching time to a predetermined node by the voice synthesis on a screen of a display section 26.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Hironobu Takagi, Chieko Asakawa
  • Patent number: 7809734
    Abstract: A system and method for transcoding digital content (e.g. web content) by correctly employing one annotation for multiple digital contents. This can efficiently reduce the workloads required for the addition of annotation data during the transcoding process. A transcoding system comprises an annotation database system for storing annotation data to be used for the transcoding of contents, and a transcoder for transcoding the contents based on annotation data stored in the annotation database system. Upon receiving an inquiry from the transcoder, a correlation between elements in the contents and descriptions of the annotation data is checked to select one annotation that can be employed for transcoding the content. The correlation is specifically determined based on XPath information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Itoh, Hironobu Takagi
  • Publication number: 20100115061
    Abstract: Provided is a server system that transmits a content back in response to receipt of a request message for the content, the server system including: a request receiver for receiving the request message for the content; a delay notification unit for replying to a request source with a delay message indicating that a transmission of the content is to delay; a restoration unit for restoring the content specified by the request message; and a content transmitter for transmitting the restored content back to the request source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Tai, Hironobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 7698627
    Abstract: A device, a control method, and a program to increase the accuracy of voice read-out and text mining by automatically structuring a presentation file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chieko Asakawa, Tarsuya Ishihara, Takashi Itoh, Hironobu Takagi