Patents by Inventor Masahiro Hara

Masahiro Hara 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: 8213764
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes area image extracting means for extracting, as a telop image, an area displaying a telop in contents, detecting means for detecting a scene change in images of the contents, recording means for converting an image at the time when a scene change is detected by the detecting means to a thumbnail image and recording the thumbnail image, display control means for controlling to arrange and display a plurality of the thumbnail images and a plurality of the telop images chronologically, and playing means for playing the contents from the position corresponding to the selected thumbnail image or telop image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Kuroiwa, Masachika Sasaki, Satoshi Fujimura, Hisashi Hosaka, Hiroshi Nagatani, Yuki Murata, Satoshi Akagawa, Shigeya Yasui, Yoshiyasu Kubota, Yukiko Sakata, Mitsuo Okumura, Masahide Sumiyoshi, Toshiaki Kusakabe, Masahiro Hara, Masanori Nomura, Satoshi Hiroi, Bin Lin
  • Publication number: 20120138695
    Abstract: A two-dimensional code having a rectangular region is provided. In the rectangular region, there are code blocks composed of a plurality of cells, a first specific pattern specifying the positions of the cells, and a second specific pattern separating the code blocks from a background of the code. The first specific pattern is located at a specified corner of the rectangular region. The second specific pattern is located along one or more of first borders along which the first specific pattern is located, the first borders being part of the borders of the rectangular region. The code blocks include error-correction code blocks, which are located along second borders which are different from a border of the borders along which the second specific pattern is located. The second borders are part of the borders. Compressed data code blocks are also arranged in the same way as the error-correction code blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hiroaki MIZUKOSHI, Masami TANAKA, Yuichi ITO, Hayato KITA, Takao USHIJIMA, Masahiro HARA
  • Publication number: 20120138694
    Abstract: A two-dimensional code having a rectangular region is provided. In the rectangular region, there are code blocks composed of a plurality of cells, a first specific pattern specifying the positions of the cells, and a second specific pattern separating the code blocks from a background of the code. The first specific pattern is located at a specified corner of the rectangular region. The second specific pattern is located along one or more of first borders along which the first specific pattern is located, the first borders being part of the borders of the rectangular region. The code blocks include error-correction code blocks, which are located along second borders which are different from a border of the borders along which the second specific pattern is located. The second borders are part of the borders. Compressed data code blocks are also arranged in the same way as the error-correction code blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hiroaki MIZUKOSHI, Masami TANAKA, Yuichi ITO, Hayato KITA, Takao USHIJIMA, Masahiro HARA
  • Publication number: 20120132721
    Abstract: A two-dimensional code having a rectangular region is provided. In the rectangular region, there are code blocks composed of a plurality of cells, a first specific pattern specifying the positions of the cells, and a second specific pattern separating the code blocks from a background of the code. The first specific pattern is located at a specified corner of the rectangular region. The second specific pattern is located along one or more of first borders along which the first specific pattern is located, the first borders being part of the borders of the rectangular region. The code blocks include error-correction code blocks, which are located along second borders which are different from a border of the borders along which the second specific pattern is located. The second borders are part of the borders. Compressed data code blocks are also arranged in the same way as the error-correction code blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hiroaki MIZUKOSHI, Masami TANAKA, Yuichi ITO, Hayato KITA, Takao USHIJIMA, Masahiro HARA
  • Patent number: 8191151
    Abstract: A privacy protection device acquires provider location information and browser location information indicating the current location of a browser terminal used by a browser who intends to browse the content. The privacy protection device stores determination data for determining whether to mask privacy information included in the content. The privacy protection device determines whether to mask the privacy information by comparing the distance, which is calculated based on the current location of the provider terminal indicated by the provider location information and the current location of the browser terminal indicated by the browser location information, to the determination data stored in the determination data storage part. Finally, the privacy protection device edits the privacy information included in the content so that the privacy information is concealed from the browser when the privacy masking determination part determines to mask the privacy information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Ai Yano, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Kazuo Sasaki, Masayuki Fukui, Eiichi Takahashi, Masahiro Hara, Yutaka Iwayama
  • Publication number: 20120065915
    Abstract: A method executed by a computer includes applying a correction to an acceleration value of an object at an interval; calculating an initial speed of the object by assigning the corrected acceleration value in a period to a third relational expression that is obtained by transforming a first relational expression and a second relational expression so as to obtain an initial speed from the acceleration in the period and the interval, where the first relational expression is to obtain an object position from acceleration and an initial speed, and the second relational expression represents force applied to the object due to fluctuation of the center of gravity of the object as a motion equation of a spring model; and calculating coordinate values over a horizontal plane that indicates a center of gravity of the object by assigning the corrected acceleration value and the initial speed to the first relational expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro HARA, Kazuho MAEDA, Yoshinori YAGINUMA
  • Publication number: 20110271200
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling presentation of a menu over a network are disclosed. In one embodiment, an information processing apparatus has a communication unit configured to communicate with an information-providing apparatus over the network, an input unit configured to receive input from a user of the information-processing apparatus, a storage unit storing one or more menus, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to receive, via the input unit, a selection of information for processing, to retrieve, from the storage unit, a first menu associated with the selected information, to receive, via the communication unit, a second menu associated with the selected information from the information-providing apparatus over the network, and to generate a third menu associated with the selected information based on the first menu and on the second menu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Norifumi Kikkawa, Yasunori Nagatomo, Masahiro Hara, Atsushi Onoe
  • Publication number: 20110267648
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing form data representing a form are disclosed. In one embodiment, an information-providing apparatus has a communication unit configured to communicate with an information-processing apparatus over a network, a storage unit storing a container, and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to receive, via the communication unit, a request to access the container from the information-processing apparatus, to retrieve, from the container, form data representing a form, to send, via the communication unit, the form data to the information-processing apparatus, and to receive, via the communication unit, a form execution request from the information-processing apparatus, the form execution request including an identification of the container and user-supplied information added to the form date. The processing unit is further configured to execute the form execution request based on the identification of the container and on the user-supplied information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Norifumi KIKKAWA, Yasunori Nagatomo, Masahiro Hara
  • Publication number: 20110270954
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing an electronic content list over a network are disclosed. In one embodiment consistent with the disclosure, an information-providing apparatus has a communication unit configured to communicate with an information-processing apparatus over the network and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured receive, via the communication unit, a request from the information-processing apparatus for a list of electronic content items stored at a service-providing unit, to determine, based on information associated with the request, whether the information-processing apparatus supports processing of a list of electronic content items containing at least one null value, and to send, via the communication unit, the list of electronic content items to the information-processing apparatus, only if it is determined that the information-processing apparatus supports processing of a list of electronic content items containing at least one null value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Norifumi KIKKAWA, YASUNORI NAGATOMO, MASAHIRO HARA
  • Patent number: 8024340
    Abstract: In a metadata collection system comprising a plurality of content management servers each capable of managing content and content metadata as local content and managing content metadata stored in another content management server as reference content and a metadata collection apparatus connected with the plurality of content management servers to collect metadata from the plurality of content management servers, the metadata collection apparatus collects metadata from the individual content management servers based upon server information held at the content management servers and category identifiers appended to tree structures generated at the content management servers by individually referencing the plurality of content management servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Kageyama, Yasuaki Honda, Norifumi Kikkawa, Toshiaki Kusakabe, Masahiro Hara, Junichi Nakata, Gen Hamada
  • Patent number: 7978653
    Abstract: A data transfer apparatus includes a data transmitting portion, a destination point recording portion, an arrival time calculating portion, a required transfer rate calculating portion, and an occupied transfer rate calculating portion. The data transmitting portion transmits the pieces of untransmitted data to the respective mobile terminals through the communication line in accordance with the respective occupied data transfer rates calculated by the occupied transfer rate calculating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kazuo Sasaki, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Masayuki Fukui, Ai Yano, Eiichi Takahashi, Masahiro Hara, Yutaka Iwayama
  • Patent number: 7939608
    Abstract: In a cured product having a thickness of 60 ?m obtained from an actinic energy ray-curable composition of the present invention, when a scratch mark is made at a vertical load of 235 mN using a diamond indenter with a tip diameter of 15 ?m, the scratch mark is repaired by a self-repairing ability under an atmosphere at 25° C. and at a relative humidity of 50%. Therefore, the actinic energy ray-curable composition is useful as coating agents or paints for products where scratch resistance is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Natoco Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hara, Tomihisa Ohno, Susumu Kawakami
  • Patent number: 7921458
    Abstract: A gateway receives from a file server a packet addressed to another gateway in the same alliance, and transfers the packet to the other gateway. The gateway transmits a packet to the file server via another gateway in the same alliance. Upon receiving a packet from another gateway in the same alliance, the gateway transfers the packet to a PPTP server. The PPTP server transmits a packet received from the file server to a gateway via a different gateway in the same alliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Hara, Nami Nagata, Nobutsugu Fujino, Hideki Mitsunobu
  • Publication number: 20100293255
    Abstract: In an open information transmitting method transmitting open information, transmitted from a mobile information terminal to a central device so as to be released to a third party, from the central device to an information processing terminal, the central device including a processor receives positional information transmitted from the mobile information terminal; the processor converts a word indicating a location included in the open information transmitted from the mobile information terminal into a word indicating a location belonging to a higher class, with reference to a location database in which words indicating locations are classified in accordance with a plurality of classes; and the processor transmits the converted open information from the central device to the information processing terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro HARA, Masayuki Fukui, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Takao Mohri
  • Patent number: 7812727
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a failed wireless tag includes capturing images of articles having wireless tags, recognizing an image including wireless tags from among captured images calculating a number of wireless tags and distance information from the reader to each wireless tag based on the recognized image including wireless tags; changing a read range of the reader based on a location wireless tag having a predetermined distance information from the reader; and changing the read range of the reader when a number of wireless tags read by the reader and a number of wireless tags calculated do not match and determining a failed wireless tag based on the changed read range and distance information calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Eiichi Takahashi, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Kazuo Sasaki, Masayuki Fukui, Ai Yano, Masahiro Hara, Yutaka Iwayama
  • Publication number: 20100243463
    Abstract: The invention consists of a chromium electroplating solution comprising a chromium electroplating solution comprising: (1) a water soluble trivalent chromium salt; (2) at least one complexant for trivalent chromium ions; (3) a source of hydrogen ions sufficient to create a pH of from 2.8-4.2; (4) a pH buffering compound; and (5) a sulfur-containing organic compound. The chromium electroplating solution is usable in a method for producing an adherent metallic coating on a decorative article, such coating having enhanced resistance to corrosion in environments containing calcium chloride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Roderick D. Herdman, Stacey Handy, Trevor Pearson, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Kotaro Ishiwata, Masahiro Hara, Tatsuya Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20100115062
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus configured to distribute stored content to a client reproducing apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus via a network, which may include acquiring means; real item information generating means; extracting means; virtual item generating means; reproduction sequence list generating means; virtual item information generating means; collecting means; and distributing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mariko Yoshida, Toshiaki Kusakabe, Satoshi Hiroi, Masahiro Hara
  • Publication number: 20100088407
    Abstract: An information distribution system includes a visit determination unit (42), a distribution range evaluation unit (43), and a distribution range change unit (44). The visit determination unit (42) determines whether a user of a mobile terminal (2) to which evaluation information has been distributed has visited a facility in the evaluation information, and upon determining affirmatively, calculates a visit distance indicating the distance between the location of the mobile terminal indicated by distribution time terminal location information and the location of the facility in the evaluation information. The distribution range evaluation unit (43) determines whether the distribution range is effective based on the visit distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masayuki FUKUI, Tatsuro MATSUMOTO, Ai Yano, Kazuo Sasaki, Eiichi Takahashi, Masahiro Hara, Yutaka Iwayama
  • Publication number: 20100077291
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a context information extracting part that monitors a state of the apparatus and extracts context information indicative of the state; a note information saving part that saves note information in association with context information when the note information for displaying is registered; a context information similarity evaluating part that determines, for each piece of the note information, similarity between the context information extracted by the context information extracting part at a certain point in time and context information which is associated with note information saved by the note information saving part; and a note information display part that displays the note information saved in the note information saving part in a display mode in accordance with the determined similarity of the note information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichi Takahashi, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Masayuki Fukui, Ai Yano, Masahiro Hara
  • Patent number: 7668933
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus configured to distribute stored content to a client reproducing apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus via a network, which may include acquiring means; real item information generating means; extracting means; virtual item generating means; reproduction sequence list generating means; virtual item information generating means; collecting means; and distributing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mariko Yoshida, Toshiaki Kusakabe, Satoshi Hiroi, Masahiro Hara