Patents by Inventor Kei TAIRA

Kei TAIRA 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: 10929468
    Abstract: An interaction control method performed by a computer includes: executing a selection process that includes selecting any of one or more of interaction blocks generated by decomposing content into interaction units, and outputting the selected interaction block; executing a determination process that includes determining a reaction of a user to the outputted interaction block; and executing a response process that includes selecting a next action of the determined reaction based on a result of the determination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Imai, Kei Taira, Takumi Baba
  • Publication number: 20200184969
    Abstract: An apparatus estimates, based on an input from a user to an interaction performed during a conversation between the user and the apparatus, an interest degree indicating a degree of interest of the user in a first topic included in the interaction, and estimates, based on the input from the user to the interaction, acceptability of the interaction by the user. The apparatus selects, in accordance with the interest degree and the acceptability, as an operation mode for performing the interaction, one of a first mode of leaving an interaction initiative to the user and a second mode in which the interaction proceeds under an initiative of a system for a specific topic. The apparatus generates interaction data according to the selected operation mode, and causes an output device to output the generated interaction data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Imai, Kei Taira
  • Patent number: 10628220
    Abstract: A system includes a first apparatus and a plurality of second apparatuses, wherein a first processor of the first apparatus executes a process that includes: obtaining, for each of one or more resources to be used to perform a task, evaluation information about whether the resource is suitable to be used by each of the plurality of second apparatuses; selecting at least one from the plurality of second apparatuses based on the evaluation information; and transmitting a result of the selection to the plurality of second apparatuses, wherein a second processor of each of the plurality of second apparatuses executes a process that includes, when the second apparatus to which the second processor belongs is not selected by the result of the selection received from the first apparatus, outputting information indicating any of the plurality of the second apparatuses which is selected by the result of the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahide Noda, Takumi Baba, Kei Taira, Motoshi Sumioka, Takashi Ohno, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10572303
    Abstract: A task switching assisting method includes storing, by an information processing apparatus, task information regarding a task executed by a user. An element related to execution of the task is stored in correlation with the task information, an operation related to the task is determined, a work status with respect to the correlated element related to the execution of the task is determined based on the determined operation related to the task, the task is switched by saving or restoring the work status, based on the task information and the work status with respect to the correlated element related to the execution of the task, task execution resource information for executing the task and task saving resource information at a time of saving the task are analyzed on a task basis, and the task information is generated based on a result of the analysis, by the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahide Noda, Kei Taira, Motoshi Sumioka, Takashi Ohno
  • Publication number: 20200048213
    Abstract: A polymerizable compound has a practical low melting point, excellent solubility in a general-purpose solvent, and can produce an optical film at low cost, exhibits low reflected luminance, and achieves uniform conversion of polarized light over a wide wavelength band, an optically anisotropic article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Satoshi KIRIKI, Kumi OKUYAMA, Kanako TAIRA
  • Patent number: 10489727
    Abstract: A scheduling supporting method includes: storing one or more sets of task information and subtask groups each of which corresponds to one set of task information and which is structured to have one or more stages, by a processor; and presenting, at time of presenting each of a plurality of tasks, from among a subtask group corresponding to each task, a subtask of a preset stage according to structure, by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Motoshi Sumioka, Masahide Noda, Kei Taira, Takashi Ohno
  • Patent number: 10487065
    Abstract: A polymerizable compound has a practical low melting point, excellent solubility in a general-purpose solvent, and can produce an optical film at low cost, exhibits low reflected luminance, and achieves uniform conversion of polarized light over a wide wavelength band, an optically anisotropic article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Satoshi Kiriki, Kumi Okuyama, Kanako Taira
  • Patent number: 10438148
    Abstract: A scheduling supporting method includes: storing one or more sets of task information and subtask groups each of which corresponds to one set of task information and which is structured to have one or more stages, by a processor; and presenting, at time of presenting each of a plurality of tasks, from among a subtask group corresponding to each task, a subtask of a preset stage according to structure, by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Motoshi Sumioka, Masahide Noda, Kei Taira, Takashi Ohno
  • Publication number: 20190065623
    Abstract: An apparatus generates property data with a first context relation set between text display areas contained in a display image of a first webpage, and generates, based on the property data, dialog control data with a second context relation set between pieces of text extracted from structural elements of text display areas contained in a second webpage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: TAKUMI BABA, Takashi Imai, Kei TAIRA, Miwa Okabayashi, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190065622
    Abstract: An interaction control method performed by a computer includes: executing a selection process that includes selecting any of one or more of interaction blocks generated by decomposing content into interaction units, and outputting the selected interaction block; executing a determination process that includes determining a reaction of a user to the outputted interaction block; and executing a response process that includes selecting a next action of the determined reaction based on a result of the determination process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Imai, Kei TAIRA, TAKUMI BABA
  • Publication number: 20190012220
    Abstract: An information processing method performed by a computer, the method includes: displaying a first flowchart illustrating a series of steps to achieve an object; when one of tasks in the displayed first flowchart is selected, making a notification to a predetermined requested user of an improvement request that requests an improvement of the selected task; and in accordance with a demand from the predetermined requested user responding to the notification, displaying the first flowchart on a terminal of the predetermined requested user with a part corresponding to the selected task being set editable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Motoshi Sumioka, Koki Hatada, TAKUMI BABA, Masahide NODA, Kei TAIRA, Takashi Ohno, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Riichiro Take
  • Publication number: 20180293285
    Abstract: An information providing method includes: generating, at time of registering know-how with respect to a task defined in task information, a first-type status tag based on a user status including task information of a first task being executed by a first user; storing the first-type status tag in a corresponding manner to the know-how in a memory; generating a second-type status tag based on a user status including task information of a second task being executed by a second user; extracting, from a plurality of sets of know-how stored in the memory, know-how associated to the second-type status tag; and providing the extracted know-how to the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei TAIRA, Motoshi SUMIOKA, Masahide NODA, Takashi OHNO, Tatsuro MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180239643
    Abstract: A system includes a first apparatus and a plurality of second apparatuses, wherein a first processor of the first apparatus executes a process that includes: obtaining, for each of one or more resources to be used to perform a task, evaluation information about whether the resource is suitable to be used by each of the plurality of second apparatuses; selecting at least one from the plurality of second apparatuses based on the evaluation information; and transmitting a result of the selection to the plurality of second apparatuses, wherein a second processor of each of the plurality of second apparatuses executes a process that includes, when the second apparatus to which the second processor belongs is not selected by the result of the selection received from the first apparatus, outputting information indicating any of the plurality of the second apparatuses which is selected by the result of the selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahide Noda, Takumi Baba, Kei Taira, Motoshi Sumioka, Takashi Ohno, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20180240079
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a processor configured to: estimate, based on task information that defines respective schedules of a plurality of tasks, a shift possibility of the respective schedules of the tasks; and set information indicating to be opened to be public for a task, the shift possibility estimated at the estimating of which is lower than a reference value out of the tasks, in a storage that stores the schedules of the tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei TAIRA, Motoshi SUMIOKA, Masahide NODA, Takashi OHNO
  • Publication number: 20180122369
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a processor configured to: extract an intention of a user and context of utterance from the utterance of the user via a microphone, generate topic data which includes an execution situation of the intention based on the intention and the context, generate utterance content according to the execution situation of the generated topic data, and output the utterance content to the user via a speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei TAIRA, Takumi BABA, Takashi Imai, Miwa Okabayashi, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20180060787
    Abstract: An information processing method includes: detecting, by a computer, an execution, by a worker, of a first task not included in a first task flow or a second task that is a task included in the first task flow and is other than a task assigned to the worker; receiving input of the first task or the second task; reflecting a change based on the first task or the second task in the first task flow; and storing difference information on a difference from the first task flow based on reflection of the change in a memory in association with the worker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahide NODA, TAKUMI BABA, Kei TAIRA, Motoshi Sumioka, Takashi Ohno
  • Publication number: 20180046969
    Abstract: A task execution support device stores information on a task processed in the past and information of a person in charge associated with the task; executes a process extracting, in response to a new task, a second task similar to the new task from the information on the task; executes a process identifying a person in charge who performed the second task from the information of a person in charge associated with the task and, calculating an evaluation value for the person in charge indicating contribution to the second task, the evaluation value being calculated based on how many times the person in charge has performed an operation of the second task and how many times the person in charge has requested the second task to another person in charge; and executes a process presenting a candidate for a person in charge, who is selected based on the evaluation value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Motoshi Sumioka, Masahide NODA, Kei TAIRA, TAKUMI BABA, Takashi Ohno, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20170300355
    Abstract: A task switching assisting method includes storing, by an information processing apparatus, task information regarding a task executed by a user. An element related to execution of the task is stored in correlation with the task information, an operation related to the task is determined, a work status with respect to the correlated element related to the execution of the task is determined based on the determined operation related to the task, the task is switched by saving or restoring the work status, based on the task information and the work status with respect to the correlated element related to the execution of the task, task execution resource information for executing the task and task saving resource information at a time of saving the task are analyzed on a task basis, and the task information is generated based on a result of the analysis, by the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahide Noda, Kei Taira, Motoshi Sumioka, Takashi Ohno
  • Publication number: 20170052829
    Abstract: A task execution support device, in a first task flow relating to a plurality of tasks, when receiving an execution support request of a task included in the first task flow, specifies a second task flow group relating to the first task flow based on the received support request and gets an execution status of each task flow included in the specified second task flow group. The task execution support device, based on the obtained execution status of each task flow, extracts executers who are able to respond to the support request among the executers of each task flow. Then, the task execution support device provides support information of task execution executed by the extracted executers for a support requester of the task execution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahide NODA, Kei TAIRA, Motoshi Sumioka, Takashi Ohno, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20170039088
    Abstract: A scheduling supporting method includes: storing one or more sets of task information and subtask groups each of which corresponds to one set of task information and which is structured to have one or more stages, by a processor; and presenting, at time of presenting each of a plurality of tasks, from among a subtask group corresponding to each task, a subtask of a preset stage according to structure, by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Motoshi Sumioka, Masahide NODA, Kei TAIRA, Takashi Ohno