Patents by Inventor Ikuo Kitagishi

Ikuo Kitagishi 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: 11068793
    Abstract: An inference device disclosed herein includes an identifying unit, and an inferring unit. The identifying unit identifies a set of a predetermined phenomenon, an effect having a causal relation with the predetermined phenomenon, and a polarity of the effect, from concept information in which a phenomenon, an effect having a causal relation with the phenomenon, a polarity to be an indicator of advantages and disadvantages caused by the effect to a user. The inferring unit infers an effect caused when the predetermined phenomenon occurs, and advantages and disadvantages caused by the effect based on the set identified by the identifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Kitagishi
  • Patent number: 10972882
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a notification unit. The acquiring unit acquires riding position information related to a position of a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtual set. The notification unit notifies, when a user satisfies condition information that indicates a condition related to behavior of the user approaching the virtual riding point, the user of the information related to the position indicated by the riding position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Kitagishi, Taro Watanabe, Yuki Taguchi, Takanori Hirohashi
  • Patent number: 10924902
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a notification unit. The acquiring unit acquires riding position information related to a position of a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtual set. The notification unit notifies, when a user satisfies condition information that indicates a condition related to behavior of the user approaching the virtual riding point, the user of the information related to the position indicated by the riding position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Kitagishi, Taro Watanabe, Yuki Taguchi, Takanori Hirohashi
  • Patent number: 10453096
    Abstract: A movement controller includes a search unit, a determination unit and an instruction unit. The search unit searches for locations of information provision target candidate. The determination unit determines a movement form that causes a visual recognition rate of the moving object, which provides the information, to be higher on the basis of a search result. An instruction unit instructs the moving object to move in accordance with the movement form determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Kitagishi
  • Patent number: 10358144
    Abstract: A notification-needed information presenting apparatus that includes a plurality of display devices configured to display information to an occupant of a vehicle, at least one sensor included in each of the plurality of display devices that is configured to detect at least one of a position of the occupant and a behavior of the occupant, and a processor operatively coupled with the plurality of display devices and each of the at least one sensor that is programmed to determine behavior of the occupant toward the plurality of display devices, and control the plurality of display devices to present an advertisement to the occupant in accordance with at least one of: the determined behavior of the occupant, and a condition related to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Kitagishi
  • Publication number: 20190182640
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a notification unit. The acquiring unit acquires riding position information related to a position of a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtual set. The notification unit notifies, when a user satisfies condition information that indicates a condition related to behavior of the user approaching the virtual riding point, the user of the information related to the position indicated by the riding position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Taro WATANABE, Yuki TAGUCHI, Takanori HIROHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190156258
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a specifying unit and a deciding unit. The specifying unit specifies a placement available position that is a position in which a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtually set can be placed. The deciding unit decides, based on the placement available position specified by the specifying unit, the placement position in which the virtual riding point is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Taro WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190156451
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a deciding unit. The acquiring unit acquires attribute information on a user. The deciding unit decides, based on the attribute information acquired by the acquiring unit, a placement position in which a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used for the user to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtually set is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Atsushi HASHIMOTO, Takanori HIROHASHI, Yuki TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190156588
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a providing unit. The acquiring unit acquires a usage situation of a user who has used a moving vehicle. The providing unit provides, in accordance with the usage situation acquired by the acquiring unit, a predetermined incentive to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20190090083
    Abstract: A boarding intention determination device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires a positional relationship between boarding position information representing a boarding spot for boarding a mobile object and user position information representing a current position of a user. The determination unit determines whether the user has an intention to board the mobile object based on the positional relationship that is acquired by the acquisition unit and behavior information representing behaviors of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Taro WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10000217
    Abstract: The present application provides techniques including a notification-needed information presenting apparatus that includes at least one information presenting unit capable of presenting information to an occupant of a vehicle, a notification-needed information acquiring unit that acquires notification-needed information, which is information that the occupant needs to be notified of through the information presenting unit in relation to operation of the vehicle, an occupant behavior determining unit that determines behavior of the occupant toward the information presenting unit, and a presentation controlling unit that controls the information presenting unit to present the notification-needed information to the occupant in accordance with the behavior of the occupant determined by the occupant behavior determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Kitagishi
  • Publication number: 20180082195
    Abstract: An inference device disclosed herein includes an identifying unit, and an inferring unit. The identifying unit identifies a set of a predetermined phenomenon, an effect having a causal relation with the predetermined phenomenon, and a polarity of the effect, from concept information in which a phenomenon, an effect having a causal relation with the phenomenon, a polarity to be an indicator of advantages and disadvantages caused by the effect to a user. The inferring unit infers an effect caused when the predetermined phenomenon occurs, and advantages and disadvantages caused by the effect based on the set identified by the identifying unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20180082186
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment an estimation device includes a collecting unit that collects pieces of operation information that indicate operational statuses of electric devices, provided in a predetermined facility, and terminal information that is acquired by a terminal device of a user in the predetermined facility. The estimation device includes an estimating unit that estimates an action of a user in the predetermined facility based on the pieces of operation information and the terminal information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20180082196
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a generation apparatus includes a selection unit that selects a model to be used for generating a response based on one of conditions input from a user among from a plurality of models for generating responses to inquiries, the models being for generating the responses corresponding to the conditions that are different from one another. The generation apparatus includes a generation unit that generates the response to an inquiry from the user by using the model selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Akishi TSUMORI, Tooru UENAGA, Akiomi NISHIDA, Takao KOMIYA
  • Publication number: 20170318433
    Abstract: A notification-needed information presenting apparatus that includes a plurality of display devices configured to display information to an occupant of a vehicle, at least one sensor included in each of the plurality of display devices that is configured to detect at least one of a position of the occupant and a behavior of the occupant, and a processor operatively coupled with the plurality of display devices and each of the at least one sensor that is programmed to determine behavior of the occupant toward the plurality of display devices, and control the plurality of display devices to present an advertisement to the occupant in accordance with at least one of: the determined behavior of the occupant, and a condition related to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20170316453
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines the degree of familiarity between a user and an artifact that performs interactive interaction with the user, on the basis of at least one of the type and the amount of the user's action detected when the artifact is accompanied by the user, and a change unit that changes the content of the interaction in accordance with the degree of familiarity determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20170316452
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines the degree of familiarity between a user and an artifact that performs interactive interaction with the user, on the basis of at least one of the type and the amount of the user's action detected when the artifact is accompanied by the user, and a change unit that changes the content of the interaction in accordance with the degree of familiarity determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20170316451
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines the degree of familiarity between a user and an artifact that performs interactive interaction with the user, on the basis of at least one of the type and the amount of the user's action detected when the artifact is accompanied by the user, and a change unit that changes the content of the interaction in accordance with the degree of familiarity determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI
  • Patent number: 9754330
    Abstract: An electric power retail management apparatus according to an embodiment includes an adjustment parameter calculating unit and an adjustment parameter transmitting unit. The adjustment parameter calculating unit calculates a total electric power adjustment parameter, which balances electric power generation amounts of power generators and the electric power consumption amounts of electric power customers, for each of the electric power generators on the basis of conditions of the electric power generation amounts of the electric power generators and the electric power consumption amounts of the electric power customers existing in a single region. The adjustment parameter transmitting unit transmits the total electric power adjustment parameters to the electric power generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Kitagishi
  • Publication number: 20170070605
    Abstract: The present application provides techniques including a notification-needed information presenting apparatus that includes at least one information presenting unit capable of presenting information to an occupant of a vehicle, a notification-needed information acquiring unit that acquires notification-needed information, which is information that the occupant needs to be notified of through the information presenting unit in relation to operation of the vehicle, an occupant behavior determining unit that determines behavior of the occupant toward the information presenting unit, and a presentation controlling unit that controls the information presenting unit to present the notification-needed information to the occupant in accordance with the behavior of the occupant determined by the occupant behavior determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI