Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Shojima

Hiroshi Shojima 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: 20030135387
    Abstract: A transmitter-receiver 11 accepts delinquency information indicating a delinquent situation of a repairing reserve to be paid by a comparted owner of an apartment house from a financial institution terminal 3. On the basis of the delinquency information, a delinquency rate forecasting unit 21 forecasts an average delinquency rate and its standard deviation. A marginal stress searching unit 20 calculates a cumulative reserve and calculates a marginal stress under a constraint that a cumulative reserve is not below an expenditure. A less marginal probability calculating unit 21 calculates a probability of the marginal stress or less. A permissible risk checking unit 18 checks whether or not its probability is within a tolerance range, and a revised amount calculating unit 17 revises a repairing reserve amount if the probability is beyond the tolerance range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Ikeda, Hiroshi Shojima, Yoshiaki Usami, Masanori Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 6512464
    Abstract: An information exchange system is capable of realizing useful information exchange both for the service provider located along the road and providing services and the vehicular driver, by effectively using limited communication capacity of the road-vehicle radio communication. The information exchange system has a vehicle-mounted unit and a road-side unit providing information to the vehicle-mounted unit using a road-vehicle radio communication. The vehicle-mounted unit includes receiving unit receiving information transmitted from the road-side unit through a radio communication and transferring unit transferring at least a part of a content of the received information to a vehicular occupant. The road-side unit including storage unit storing information to be transmitted to the vehicle-mounted unit and transmitting unit transmitting information to the vehicle-mounted unit through the radio communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Takahashi, Yoshihito Sato, Takeshi Shima, Hiroshi Shojima, Takayuki Iino
  • Publication number: 20030018518
    Abstract: A transmitter-receiver 11 accepts delinquency information indicating a delinquent situation of a repairing reserve to be paid by a comparted owner of an apartment house from a financial institution terminal 3. On the basis of the delinquency information, a delinquency rate forecasting unit 21 forecasts an average delinquency rate and its standard deviation. A marginal stress searching unit 20 calculates a cumulative reserve and calculates a marginal stress under a constraint that a cumulative reserve is not below an expenditure. A less marginal probability calculating unit 21 calculates a probability of the marginal stress or less. A permissible risk checking unit 18 checks whether or not its probability is within a tolerance range, and a revised amount calculating unit 17 revises a repairing reserve amount if the probability is beyond the tolerance range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: Yuichi Ikeda, Hiroshi Shojima, Yoshiaki Usami, Masanori Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20030009363
    Abstract: Even if a layout of a facility is appropriate in the beginning, the layout may gradually become inappropriate with the passage of time. However, since the conventional technologies can not automatically grasp the appropriateness of layout at present, there has been a problem that it is impossible to change the layout of the facility at an appropriate timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Masanori Miyoshi, Hiroshi Shojima, Yoshiaki Usami, Kazuya Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20030009364
    Abstract: Since it is not possible to automatically determine the appropriateness of a layout at present, there has been a problem in that it is impossible to change the layout of the facility at an appropriate timing. To solve this problem, the appropriateness a facility is judged based on a movement cost calculated using an automatically measured flow line of a moving body. In order to attain such a result, flow line-measuring is carried out for measuring the flow line of a moving body by detecting the moving body as an object to be monitored; movement cost-calculating is carried out for calculating a cost expended on movement of the moving body derived from low line information; and movement cost-evaluating is carried out for judging whether or not a cost calculated by the movement cost-calculating process is within a permissible range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Masanori Miyoshi, Hiroshi Shojima, Yoshiaki Usami, Kazuya Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20020194275
    Abstract: A work support information extraxting proram and a work support information extracting system unsing thereof assist to extract the work support information by inputting the staff/organization DB containing the organization structure and staff structure in the staff/organization DB input process, extracting the work DB containing the work item, work carrying-out unit and work carrying-out condition, and generating the work support flow data, well-coordinated throughout the organization, from the staff/organization DB and work DB in the work support flow generating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Shigetoshi Sakimura, Hisanori Nonaka, Hiroyuki Satake, Hiroshi Shojima, Takeshi Yokota, Atsushi Ishll, Toshio Hata, Masao Teratani, Hideo Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20020194277
    Abstract: A work support information extracting program and a work support information extracting system using the program assist in extracting work support information by inputting staff/organization DB containing the organization structure and staff structure in a staff/organization DB input process, extracting the work DB containing a work item, a work carrying-out unit and work carrying-out condition, and generating the work support flow data, well-coordinated throughout the organization, from the staff /organization DB and work DB in the work support flow generating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Shigetoshi Sakimura, Hisanori Nonaka, Hiroyuki Satake, Hiroshi Shojima, Takeshi Yokota, Atsushi Ishii, Toshio Hata, Masao Teratani, Hideo Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20020178040
    Abstract: It is difficult for the facility owner to decide a most suitable combination from many maintenance companies by himself. Further, it is difficult to evaluate maintenance services only by price. In order to solve the above problem, when the facility manager is entrusted with management of the facilities from the facility owner, he analyzes the service characteristics of the facility maintenance companies, prepares combinations of maintenance companies having a same service trend, and indicates maintenance information of the facilities and an evaluated value on the basis of opinions of users and the facility companies select maintenance services of facility management from the combinations by referring to the evaluated value. In this case, the service evaluated value on the basis of the maintenance information of the facilities and users' opinions is also indicated at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Usami, Masanori Miyoshi, Hiroshi Shojima
  • Patent number: 6476796
    Abstract: A display device has a touch pad and a display lamintated together to form a screen, That screen is connected to a controller which processes signals generated by physical contact with the touch pad and activates the display to display e.g. characters input by a stylus to the touch pad. The display device is connected to an external device (e.g. a computer) and video signals from the external device are received via a video input and may be displayed on the display. Also the controller can transmit to the external device via an output. Thus, the display can display simultaneously information from the external device and information input to the touch pad. If the controller is arranged to carry out character recognition, the display device may then act as a hand-writing input device, with the handwritten information being incorporated with information in the external device and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Yasushi Fukunaga, Hiroshi Shojima, Masaki Miura, Toshimi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20020154791
    Abstract: In order to precisely detect abnormal objects by use of a low-cost arrangement at high speeds while avoiding unwanted influence of variations of a light source and/or regularly vibrating objects in the environment concerned, there are provided a means 4200 for subdividing an image being input from a camera into blocks, an object candidate extraction unit 4700 which is operable to compare image data of a frame to be processed and image data of its immediately preceding frame in units of blocks to thereby extract an abnormal object candidate in accordance with the presence or absence of edges and a longitude-to-lateral edge radio change rate, and an object judging unit 4800 for determining or “judging” whether the abnormal object candidate is a true abnormal object or not, wherein the object judging unit 4800 regards it as an abnormal object in cases where movement of the abnormal object candidate was traceable for a prespecified length of time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Chieko Onuma, Yoshiki Kobayashi, Hisao Oodawa, Hiroshi Shojima
  • Publication number: 20020126161
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a desk with a planar display unit which also accommodates physical objects to be manipulated by the operator. The physical objects are representative of physical objects normally used in office environments when handling paper files. A camera is provided which continuously monitors the desk display surface and is coupled to an electronic computer which can be controlled by the operator by moving the physical objects and the operator hands to simulate paper processing tasks, such as mailing, faxing, filing, opening files, editing and the like. An operator driven menu is provided on the desk display surface for facilitating operator classification and storage of physical object shapes of those physical objects which are to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soshiro Kuzunuki, Toshifumi Arai, Tadaaki Kitamura, Hiroshi Shojima
  • Publication number: 20020072943
    Abstract: It is difficult for the facility owner to decide a most suitable combination from many maintenance companies by himself. Further, it is difficult to evaluate maintenance services only by price. In order to solve the above problem, when the facility manager is entrusted with management of the facilities from the facility owner, he analyzes the service characteristics of the facility maintenance companies, prepares combinations of maintenance companies having a same service trend, and indicates maintenance information of the facilities and an evaluated value on the basis of opinions of users and the facility companies select maintenance services of facility management from the combinations by referring to the evaluated value. In this case, the service evaluated value on the basis of the maintenance information of the facilities and users' opinions is also indicated at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Usami, Masanori Miyoshi, Hiroshi Shojima
  • Patent number: 6385339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-user pattern data processing system configured for various kinds of patterns, such as characters, to learn efficiently and effectively. The present invention comprises an input arrangement 1 having patterns entered therein from a plurality of users, a dictionary 2 having patterns and attributes of the patterns belonging thereto defined therein, a recognizing arrangement 4 that receives the entered pattern and a group attribute and retrieves from among the patterns entered in the dictionary and having a corresponding group attribute to feed out the category, and a dictionary editing arrangement 5 for extracting a pattern used in common by a group before editing the pattern, such as entering it in the common dictionary, with the group having the user made to belong thereto. The invention allows the dictionary used to the pattern recognition to learn very efficiently and effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimi Yokota, Hiroshi Shojima, Soshiro Kuzunuki, Toshifumi Arai, Masaki Miura, Keiko Gunji, Yasushi Fukunaga
  • Publication number: 20020036571
    Abstract: An information exchange system is capable of realizing useful information exchange both for the service provider located along the road and providing services and the vehicular driver, by effectively using limited communication capacity of the road-vehicle radio communication. The information exchange system has a vehicle-mounted unit and a road-side unit providing information to the vehicle-mounted unit using a road-vehicle radio communication. The vehicle-mounted unit includes receiving unit receiving information transmitted from the road-side unit through a radio communication and transferring unit transferring at least a part of a content of the received information to a vehicular occupant. The road-side unit including storage unit storing information to be transmitted to the vehicle-mounted unit and transmitting unit transmitting information to the vehicle-mounted unit through the radio communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Takahashi, Yoshihito Sato, Takeshi Shima, Hiroshi Shojima, Takayuki Iino
  • Patent number: 6346942
    Abstract: In a navigation system using a bird's-eye view display mode, map data on a plan view map are subjected to a perspective projection conversion to obtain drawing data on a bird's-eye view map. In this case, an input of the position of a view point is accepted, and a projection plane for a bird's-eye view is determined on the basis of the coordinates of a current position and a destination and the position of the view point so that the display positions of the two points which have been subjected to perspective-projection conversion are coincident with predetermined positions. Alternatively, an input of a scale is accepted, and the position of the view point and the projection plane are determined on the basis of the coordinates of the two points and the scale so that the display positions of the two points after the perspective projection conversion are coincident with predetermined positions and the drawing scale is coincident with the input scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd.,, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, Xanavi Informatics Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Endo, Toshio Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Satake, Hiroshi Shojima, Norimasa Kishi, Masaki Watanabe, Motoki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20020011941
    Abstract: A map display apparatus includes a map data memory which stores map data necessary for plotting a map of a predetermined region; a map display which reads map data out of the map data memory and plots a bird's-eye view display by projecting the map data read out from the map data memory onto a projection plane which makes a projection angle with a plane of the map data read out from the map data memory, the projection angle being greater than 0° and less than 90°, the bird's-eye view display including identifying marks which identify items in the bird's-eye view display; and an identifying mark overlap preventer which prevents identifying marks from overlapping one another in the bird's-eye view display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Yoshinori Endo, Toshio Fujiwara, Hiroshi Shojima, Motoki Hirano, Kaoru Harada, Tetsumori Aikawa
  • Patent number: 6335693
    Abstract: An information exchange system is capable of realizing useful information exchange both for the service provider located along the road and providing services and the vehicular driver, by effectively using limited communication capacity of the road-vehicle radio communication. The information exchange system has a vehicle-mounted unit and a road-side unit providing information to the vehicle-mounted unit using a road-vehicle radio communication. The vehicle-mounted unit includes receiving unit receiving information transmitted from the road-side unit through a radio communication and transferring unit transferring at least a part of a content of the received information to a vehicular occupant. The road-side unit including storage unit storing information to be transmitted to the vehicle-mounted unit and transmitting unit transmitting information to the vehicle-mounted unit through the radio communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Takahashi, Yoshihito Sato, Takeshi Shima, Hiroshi Shojima, Takayuki Iino
  • Patent number: 6330252
    Abstract: In regard to technology for broadcasting data through a transmission path, particularly, a system is provided in which a large volume of data is transmitted in a short time. On the data broadcasting side, data to be transmitted is transmitted by shifting the data in time through a plurality of transmission paths, or is decomposed and the decomposed data is transmitted through a plurality of transmission paths. On the receiving side, the received data is rearranged and reconstituted by recomposing the data into one block of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shojima
  • Publication number: 20010022585
    Abstract: In a navigation system using a bird's-eye view display mode, map data on a plan view map are subjected to a perspective projection conversion to obtain drawing data on a bird's-eye view map. In this case, an input of the position of a view point is accepted, and a projection plane for a bird's-eye view is determined on the basis of the coordinates of a current position and a destination and the position of the view point so that the display positions of the two points which have been subjected to perspective-projection conversion are coincident with predetermined positions. Alternatively, an input of a scale is accepted, and the position of the view point and the projection plane are determined on the basis of the coordinates of the two points and the scale so that the display positions of the two points after the perspective projection conversion are coincident with predetermined positions and the drawing scale is coincident with the input scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Publication date: September 20, 2001
    Applicant: Hitachi Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Endo, Toshio Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Satake, Hiroshi Shojima, Norimasa Kishi, Masaki Watanabe, Motoki Hirano
  • Patent number: 6278383
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus for displaying most appropriately information such as character strings, routes, etc., when a map is displayed by bird's-eye view display. The navigation apparatus includes a portion for calculating the present position on the basis of information from sensors, a portion for executing perspective conversion operation for displaying a map by bird's-eye view display, a portion for disposing the present position or the present position and a position representing a destination at the most suitable positions, a portion for controlling so that overlap of character strings can be eliminated, a portion for controlling the same character strings, a portion for displaying most appropriately a background such as lines and planes, a portion for controlling marks to be displayed, and a portion for executing graphic plotting by using the resulting map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Xanavi Informatics Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Endo, Toshio Fujiwara, Hiroshi Shojima, Motoki Hirano, Kaoru Harada, Tetsumori Aikawa