Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Nakao

Kazuhiro Nakao 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: 11061948
    Abstract: A method implemented on a computing device having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for predicting a next word comprises generating a suggestion database including a plurality of suggestions; receiving an input from a user including a first word and at least one character of a second word; obtaining one or more indices associated with the at least one character from the suggestion database; retrieving one or more suggestions corresponding to the one or more indices from the suggestion database; and presenting the one or more suggestions to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Su, Hongbo Deng, Kazuhiro Nakao, Shenhong Zhu
  • Publication number: 20210200216
    Abstract: A driving assistance device performs autonomous driving based on an output from a sensor unit that acquires information on surroundings of a vehicle or information on the state of the vehicle. The driving assistance device stores an autonomous driving determination table based on autonomous driving compatibility information. By referring to the autonomous driving determination table based on sensor information on the sensor unit and road element information on a predetermined road section, the driving assistance device 1 determines a set of an autonomous driving function and an automation level that can be performed in the predetermined road section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO, Kazuhiro NAKAO, Makoto HATANO
  • Patent number: 11030251
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to providing a query suggestion. In one example, a request is received for query suggestions with respect to a query prefix input by a user. Personal data of the user are obtained. One or more spelling correction candidates are generated based on the personal data and the query prefix. Each of the one or more spelling correction candidates represents a possible spelling correction of the query prefix that was likely input incorrectly in view of the personal data. One or more query suggestions are determined based on the one or more spelling correction candidates. The one or more query suggestions are provided as a response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakao, Shenhong Zhu, Hang Su
  • Patent number: 10942517
    Abstract: A driving assistance device 1 performs autonomous driving based on an output from a sensor unit 13 that acquires information on surroundings of a vehicle or information on the state of the vehicle. The driving assistance device 1 stores an autonomous driving determination table Tj based on autonomous driving compatibility information 24. By referring to the autonomous driving determination table Tj based on sensor information 23 on the sensor unit 13 and road element information Ie on a predetermined road section, the driving assistance device 1 determines a set of an autonomous driving function Fc and an automation level Lv that can be performed in the predetermined road section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, INCREMENT P CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Kenji Mito, Kazuhiro Nakao, Makoto Hatano
  • Publication number: 20210034622
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for providing enhanced search term suggestions. A set of incomplete search terms indicating a sequence of search terms entered may be received. It may be detected that the sequence contains a descending phase followed by an ascending phase. In response to the detection, a pair of misinput term and corresponding corrected term may be identified in the set of incomplete search terms. A probability with respect to the misinput term is a misinput of the corresponding corrected term may be determined based on a historical context. Using such a probability, an incomplete search term containing the misinput term may be corrected. One or more proposed search terms may be determined based on the corrected incomplete search term for suggestion to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao, Farzin Maghoul
  • Patent number: 10860578
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for providing enhanced search term suggestions. A set of incomplete search terms indicating a sequence of search terms entered may be received. It may be detected that the sequence contains a descending phase followed by an ascending phase. In response to the detection, a pair of misinput term and corresponding corrected term may be identified in the set of incomplete search terms. A probability with respect to the misinput term is a misinput of the corresponding corrected term may be determined based on a historical context. Using such a probability, an incomplete search term containing the misinput term may be corrected. One or more proposed search terms may be determined based on the corrected incomplete search term for suggestion to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: R2 Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao, Farzin Maghoul
  • Patent number: 10552438
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for automatically determining when to trigger instant search. In one technique, while a user is entering text to formulate a search query, and prior to receiving an indication that the user has completed formulation of the search query, a search assistant system determines the most popular queries that include the text the user has already entered. The search assistant system then determines whether to proactively provide, to the user, search results for the top-candidate of those completed queries. That determination may take into account factors such as whether the top-candidate qualifies as a dominant completed query, a richness metric determined for the search results for the particular completed query, and/or a satisfaction metric determined for the search results for the particular completed query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao, Zhongqiang Chen, Chun Ming Sze, Huming Wu, Farzin Maghoul
  • Patent number: 10242106
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a portion of a search query may be obtained from a client device. A set of suggested search queries may be obtained or generated from a plurality of phrases stored in memory, where the portion of the search query matches a portion of each suggested search query in the set of suggested search queries. The set of suggested search queries may be provided to the client device. The plurality of phrases may include phrases extracted from documents published via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Hui Wu, Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao
  • Publication number: 20180341675
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for providing enhanced search term suggestions. A set of incomplete search terms indicating a sequence of search terms entered may be received. It may be detected that the sequence contains a descending phase followed by an ascending phase. In response to the detection, a pair of misinput term and corresponding corrected term may be identified in the set of incomplete search terms. A probability with respect to the misinput term is a misinput of the corresponding corrected term may be determined based on a historical context. Using such a probability, an incomplete search term containing the misinput term may be corrected. One or more proposed search terms may be determined based on the corrected incomplete search term for suggestion to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao, Farzin Maghoul
  • Patent number: 10073884
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for providing enhanced search term suggestions. A set of incomplete search terms indicating a sequence of search terms entered may be received. It may be detected that the sequence contains a descending phase followed by an ascending phase. In response to the detection, a pair of misinput term and corresponding corrected term may be identified in the set of incomplete search terms. A probability with respect to the misinput term is a misinput of the corresponding corrected term may be determined based on a historical context. Using such a probability, an incomplete search term containing the misinput term may be corrected. One or more proposed search terms may be determined based on the corrected incomplete search term for suggestion to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao, Farzin Maghoul
  • Publication number: 20180225384
    Abstract: Methods, systems and programming for providing query suggestions based on user's previous search query. In one example, an input including a prefix of a first query is received from a user in a user session. At least a second query that was previously received from the user in the user session is then obtained. A third query is obtained based on the second query and the prefix of the first query. One or more query suggestions are provided to the user as a response to the input. The one or more query suggestions include the third query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Anlei Dong, Kazuhiro Nakao, Hongbo Deng, Hui Wu
  • Publication number: 20180203909
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for automatically determining when to trigger instant search. In one technique, while a user is entering text to formulate a search query, and prior to receiving an indication that the user has completed formulation of the search query, a search assistant system determines the most popular queries that include the text the user has already entered. The search assistant system then determines whether to proactively provide, to the user, search results for the top-candidate of those completed queries. That determination may take into account factors such as whether the top-candidate qualifies as a dominant completed query, a richness metric determined for the search results for the particular completed query, and/or a satisfaction metric determined for the search results for the particular completed query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao, Zhongqiang Chen, Chun Ming Sze, Huming Wu, Farzin Maghoul
  • Patent number: 9971837
    Abstract: Methods, systems and programming for providing query suggestions based on user's previous search query. In one example, an input including a prefix of a first query is received from a user in a user session. At least a second query that was previously received from the user in the user session is then obtained. A third query is obtained based on the second query and the prefix of the first query. One or more query suggestions are provided to the user as a response to the input. The one or more query suggestions include the third query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Anlei Dong, Kazuhiro Nakao, Hongbo Deng, Hui Wu
  • Publication number: 20180113460
    Abstract: A driving assistance device 1 performs autonomous driving based on an output from a sensor unit 13 that acquires information on surroundings of a vehicle or information on the state of the vehicle. The driving assistance device 1 stores an autonomous driving determination table Tj based on autonomous driving compatibility information 24. By referring to the autonomous driving determination table Tj based on sensor information 23 on the sensor unit 13 and road element information Ie on a predetermined road section, the driving assistance device 1 determines a set of an autonomous driving function Fc and an automation level Lv that can be performed in the predetermined road section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO, Kazuhiro NAKAO, Makoto HATANO
  • Publication number: 20180113474
    Abstract: A server device 2 stores a distribution map DB 21 including autonomous driving regulatory information Ir for regulating autonomous driving of a vehicle in a predetermined section, and sends map data D1 including the autonomous driving regulatory information Ir to a driving assistance device 1. Then, the driving assistance device 1 receives the map data D1 including the autonomous driving regulatory information Ir and controls the autonomous driving of the vehicle based on the received autonomous driving regulatory information Ir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO, Kazuhiro NAKAO, Makoto HATANO
  • Patent number: 9940372
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for automatically determining when to trigger instant search. In one technique, while a user is entering text to formulate a search query, and prior to receiving an indication that the user has completed formulation of the search query, a search assistant system determines the most popular queries that include the text the user has already entered. The search assistant system then determines whether to proactively provide, to the user, search results for the top-candidate of those completed queries. That determination may take into account factors such as whether the top-candidate qualifies as a dominant completed query, a richness metric determined for the search results for the particular completed query, and/or a satisfaction metric determined for the search results for the particular completed query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao, Zhongqiang Chen, Chun Ming Sze, Huming Wu, Farzin Maghoul
  • Publication number: 20180081989
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to providing a query suggestion. In one example, a request is received for query suggestions with respect to a query prefix input by a user. Personal data of the user are obtained. One or more spelling correction candidates are generated based on the personal data and the query prefix. Each of the one or more spelling correction candidates represents a possible spelling correction of the query prefix that was likely input incorrectly in view of the personal data. One or more query suggestions are determined based on the one or more spelling correction candidates. The one or more query suggestions are provided as a response to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakao, Shenhong Zhu, Hang Su
  • Publication number: 20180081964
    Abstract: A method implemented on a computing device having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for predicting a next word comprises generating a suggestion database including a plurality of suggestions; receiving an input from a user including a first word and at least one character of a second word; obtaining one or more indices associated with the at least one character from the suggestion database; retrieving one or more suggestions corresponding to the one or more indices from the suggestion database; and presenting the one or more suggestions to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Hang Su, Hongbo Deng, Kazuhiro Nakao, Shenhong Zhu
  • Publication number: 20160350386
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for automatically determining when to trigger instant search. In one technique, while a user is entering text to formulate a search query, and prior to receiving an indication that the user has completed formulation of the search query, a search assistant system determines the most popular queries that include the text the user has already entered. The search assistant system then determines whether to proactively provide, to the user, search results for the top-candidate of those completed queries. That determination may take into account factors such as whether the top-candidate qualifies as a dominant completed query, a richness metric determined for the search results for the particular completed query, and/or a satisfaction metric determined for the search results for the particular completed query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao, Zhongqiang Chen, Chun Ming Sze, Huming Wu, Farzin Maghoul
  • Publication number: 20160179885
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for providing enhanced search term suggestions. A set of incomplete search terms indicating a sequence of search terms entered may be received. It may be detected that the sequence contains a descending phase followed by an ascending phase. In response to the detection, a pair of misinput term and corresponding corrected term may be identified in the set of incomplete search terms. A probability with respect to the misinput term is a misinput of the corresponding corrected term may be determined based on a historical context. Using such a probability, an incomplete search term containing the misinput term may be corrected. One or more proposed search terms may be determined based on the corrected incomplete search term for suggestion to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Shenhong Zhu, Kazuhiro Nakao, Farzin Maghoul