Patents by Inventor Kyogi Hirata

Kyogi Hirata 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: 6415282
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a user interface for refining a query applied to a database of images, where a Query Result Visualization Environment allows the user to organize the search results using various techniques. For example, the search results may be clustered on the basis of text, image or URL. The members of the resulting clusters may then be utilized by the user to refine the query to be applied to the database of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: NEC USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sougata Mukherjea, Kyogi Hirata, Yoshinori Hara