Patents by Inventor Kohichi Kamijoh

Kohichi Kamijoh 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: 20150163372
    Abstract: A computer system which implements a method of manufacturing a physical medium configured to store data. The computer system includes a processor, a memory coupled to the processor, and a computer readable storage device coupled to the processor. The storage device contains program code which, upon being executed by the processor via the memory, implements the method. In accordance with the method, a layout design of visible information to be printed with visible ink in a book is generated, wherein the visible information including an article; and a layout design of invisible information to be printed with invisible ink in a book is generated, wherein the invisible information includes a Universal Resource Locator (URL) of an address of a web server at which additional information is located, the URL being encoded in a code within the invisible information, and the additional information being associated with the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Noboru Kamijo, Kazumasa Ochiai, Yasuo Usuba
  • Patent number: 9001389
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a physical medium configured to store data. A layout design of visible information to be printed with visible ink in a book is generated, the visible information including an article. A layout design of invisible information to be printed with invisible ink in a book is generated, the invisible information including a Universal Resource Locator (URL) of an address of a web server at which additional information is located, the URL being encoded in a code within the invisible information, the additional information being associated with the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Noboru Kamijo, Kazumasa Ochiai, Yasuo Usuba
  • Publication number: 20140146369
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a physical medium configured to store data. A layout design of visible information to be printed with visible ink in a book is generated, the visible information including an article. A layout design of invisible information to be printed with invisible ink in a book is generated, the invisible information including a Universal Resource Locator (URL) of an address of a web server at which additional information is located, the URL being encoded in a code within the invisible information, the additional information being associated with the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Noboru Kamijo, Kazumasa Ochiai, Yasuo Usuba
  • Publication number: 20140129297
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed for determining a calculation expression for finding a KPI relating to a business process (process KPI) on the basis of a KPI obtained in each task (task KPI), the business process being representable as a graph structure including a plurality of tasks and edges representing how processing of the tasks proceeds. The method includes preparing a table defining a group of composite operation expressions for the task KPIs of the plurality of tasks, the composite operation expressions being associated with a predetermined relation of the plurality of tasks for each task KPI type; determining composite operation expressions for the task KPIs over the business process for each task KPI type by referring to the table; and creating a calculation expression for finding the process KPI of the business process using the composite operation expressions for the task KPIs over the business process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Futoshi Iwama, Kohichi Kamijoh, Yasuharu Katsuno, Yuhichi Nakamura, Shiho Negishi
  • Publication number: 20140117085
    Abstract: A cellular phone configured to be used by an operator. The cellular phone includes a light-emitting element, a digital camera, and a memory. The light-emitting element is configured to emit light of a specific wavelength to illuminate invisible information written in invisible ink in an object to make the invisible information visible. The invisible information includes a Universal Resource Locator (URL) of an address of a web server at which additional information is located. The URL is encoded in a code within the invisible information. The digital camera is configured to take a picture of the illuminated invisible information to capture an image of the code. The memory is configured to store the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Noboru Kamijo, Kazumasa Ochiai, Yasuo Usuba
  • Patent number: 8659787
    Abstract: A computer program product to implement a method for manufacturing a physical medium configured to store data. A layout design of visible information to be printed with visible ink in a book is generated, the visible information including an article. A layout design of invisible information to be printed with invisible ink in a book is generated, the invisible information including a Universal Resource Locator (URL) of an address of a web server at which additional information is located, the URL being encoded in a code within the invisible information, the additional information being associated with the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Noboru Kamijo, Kazumasa Ochiai, Yasuo Usuba
  • Patent number: 8403215
    Abstract: To support a shopper to perform self-service shopping by using an electronic shelf label (ESL) while looking at actual items displayed in a store and to expand the functions of the electronic shelf label (ESL) to enable the linkage with other data processing systems expansively. A shopper uses a mobile processing device (typically, a cell phone owned by the shopper) in a store. The functions necessary to obtain contents from the electronic shelf label (ESL) are obtained by introducing an application program into the shopper's own cell phone, by which it is expected that the shopper is able to easily enjoy shopping. When photographing the electronic shelf label (ESL), the contents associated with items are encoded (the price display automatically changes to a barcode) and then decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Aihara, Kohichi Kamijoh, Noboru Kamijo
  • Publication number: 20130046975
    Abstract: A system and method of decrypting is provided. The method includes grouping domain data of the domain for authorized parties, encrypting a group of leaves in the grouped data having a tree structure using a common key, generating first public data, obtaining a common key by decrypting the first public data using a secret key of a link creator and decrypt the groups using the common key and the secret key, generating a, propagating records, generating second public data by encrypting the table using a common key, obtaining a common key by decrypting the first public data and the second public data using a secret key and generating a view by decrypting data received from a method for the link creator using the common key obtained by decrypting the first public data and the second public data using the secret key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Hisashi Miyashita, Hiroaki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20120309372
    Abstract: A computer program product to implement a method for manufacturing a physical medium configured to store data. A layout design of visible information to be printed with visible ink in a book is generated, the visible information including an article. A layout design of invisible information to be printed with invisible ink in a book is generated, the invisible information including a Universal Resource Locator (URL) of an address of a web server at which additional information is located, the URL being encoded in a code within the invisible information, the additional information being associated with the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Noboru Kamijo, Kazumasa Ochiai, Yasuo Usuba
  • Patent number: 8259342
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a physical medium configured to store data. A layout design of visible and invisible information to be printed in a book with visible and invisible ink, respectively, is generated. The visible information includes an article. The invisible information includes a URL of an address of a web server at which additional information associated with the article is located. Print data of the visible and invisible information based on the generated layout design of the visible and invisible information are generated. The generated print data of the visible and invisible information are stored on the physical medium. A book containing the article in visible ink and the invisible information in invisible ink is produced. A cellular phone is used to obtain the additional information by identifying the URL via illuminating and photographing the invisible information in the book using a light-emitting element in the cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Noboru Kamijo, Kazumasa Ochiai, Yasuo Usuba
  • Patent number: 8035861
    Abstract: An image of a sample print printed to obtain parameters is picked up by using “a parameter obtaining device” that meets the standards of an instrument for the invention of “the electronic scrap system.” Then, the picked-up image is captured by a DTP system, and color data of a needed position are imported to a parameter DB. Thereby, parameters for simulation to be used in an invisible code printing support system can be easily inputted. Use of this method eliminates the necessity of figuring out parameters through experiments and the like, and of inputting these parameters as numerical values. In addition, since this method uses a physical medium and inks to be actually used, as they are, their optical characteristics, an influence of a blue component of invisible light emitted from an ultraviolet LED, and the like can be inputted all together as a picked-up image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Kamijo, Kohichi Kamijoh
  • Publication number: 20100287057
    Abstract: To support a shopper to perform self-service shopping by using an electronic shelf label (ESL) while looking at actual items displayed in a store and to expand the functions of the electronic shelf label (ESL) to enable the linkage with other data processing systems expansively. A shopper uses a mobile processing device (typically, a cell phone owned by the shopper) in a store. The functions necessary to obtain contents from the electronic shelf label (ESL) are obtained by introducing an application program into the shopper's own cell phone, by which it is expected that the shopper is able to easily enjoy shopping. When photographing the electronic shelf label (ESL), the contents associated with items are encoded (the price display automatically changes to a barcode) and then decoded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Aihara, Kohichi Kamijoh, Noboru Kamijo
  • Patent number: 7748051
    Abstract: Method and system for embedding a unique and different digital watermark in digital contents for each access without increasing the overhear or load at the contents server. The contents server has a digital watermark-embedded contents storage unit for storing a plurality of digital contents where a different digital watermark is embedded, and a fingerprint performing unit for, adding to the digital contents the information specified using a bit row that is formed by a digital watermark being embedded for each part of the digital contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Norishige Morimoto, Kohichi Kamijoh, Seiji Kobayashi, Masato Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 7593528
    Abstract: To delegate authority for cryptographic communication without increasing the risk of leaking a device key. A system and method including a first communication apparatus and a managing apparatus allowing the first communication apparatus to perform cryptographic communication with an external at least one second communication apparatus. The managing apparatus includes: storing a first device key shared with the second communication apparatus; generating a computation by passing the first device key read from the stored keys to a keyed one-way function, to generate a computed result as a second device key; and outputting the second device key and a key of the one-way function to the first communication apparatus. The first communication apparatus transmits a key of a one-way function to the second communication apparatus causing the second communication apparatus to perform a computation which generates a second device key, and which performs a cryptographic communication with a second communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Masaharu Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 7590238
    Abstract: To delegate authority for cryptographic communication without increasing the risk of leaking a device key. A system and method including a first communication apparatus and a managing apparatus allowing the first communication apparatus to perform cryptographic communication with an external at least one second communication apparatus. The managing apparatus includes: storing a first device key shared with the second communication apparatus; generating a computation by passing the first device key read from the stored keys to a keyed one-way function, to generate a computed result as a second device key; and outputting the second device key and a key of the one-way function to the first communication apparatus. The first communication apparatus transmits a key of a one-way function to the second communication apparatus causing the second communication apparatus to perform a computation which generates a second device key, and which performs a cryptographic communication with a second communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Masaharu Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20090124195
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a physical medium configured to store data. A layout design of visible and invisible information to be printed in a book with visible and invisible ink, respectively, is generated. The visible information includes an article. The invisible information includes a URL of an address of a web server at which additional information associated with the article is located. Print data of the visible and invisible information based on the generated layout design of the visible and invisible information are generated. The generated print data of the visible and invisible information are stored on the physical medium. A book containing the article in visible ink and the invisible information in invisible ink is produced. A cellular phone is used to obtain the additional information by identifying the URL via illuminating and photographing the invisible information in the book using a light-emitting element in the cellular phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Noboru Kamijo, Kazumasa Ochiai, Yasuo Usuba
  • Patent number: 7526099
    Abstract: To provide lossless embedding of a visible watermark in compressed motion picture data. The present invention includes a quantization/dequantization operation part 10 for dequantizing motion picture data that has been subjected to compression including frequency transformation and quantization, and a watermark embedding/removing operation part 30 for generating and embedding a pattern of a visible watermark corresponding to a motion compensated prediction in motion picture data dequantized by the quantization/dequantization operation part 10. The quantization/dequantization operation part 10 quantizes motion picture data with a watermark embedded by the watermark embedding/removing operation part 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kohichi Kamijoh, Seiji Nagata, Masaaki Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20090016568
    Abstract: An apparatus for easily shooting an invisible image (such as an invisible two-dimensional bar code) latent on an object. The operation of the apparatus is made intuitive and simple and may be incorporated into cameras peripheral to computers and mobile telephones. A novel framing and focusing system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noboru Kamijoh, Toshitaka Imai, Kazumasa Ochiai, Kohichi Kamijoh
  • Publication number: 20090019287
    Abstract: Method and system for embedding a unique and different digital watermark in digital contents for each access without increasing the overhear or load at the contents server. The contents server has a digital watermark-embedded contents storage unit for storing a plurality of digital contents where a different digital watermark is embedded, and a fingerprint performing unit for, adding to the digital contents the information specified using a bit row that is formed by a digital watermark being embedded for each part of the digital contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norishige Morimoto, Kohichi Kamijoh, Seiji Kobayashi, Masato Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 7469422
    Abstract: Method for embedding a unique and different digital watermark in digital contents for each access without increasing the overhead or load at the contents server. The contents server has a digital watermark-embedded contents storage unit for storing a plurality of digital contents where a different digital watermark is embedded, and a fingerprint performing unit for, adding to the digital contents the information specified using a bit row that is formed by a digital watermark being embedded into each part of the digital contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Norishige Morimoto, Kohichi Kamijoh, Seiji Kobayashi, Masato Kurokawa