Patents by Inventor Masanori Sambe

Masanori Sambe 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: 20180330352
    Abstract: A method of processing a purchase transaction includes generating a transaction file containing a product code, which is transmitted from a user computing device when an image of a product code identifier is captured by the user computing device, a first user ID of the customer, and an indicator of whether or not the customer has opted in to receive electronic receipts. The method further includes generating an electronic receipt based on the transaction file, storing a conversion table containing the first and second user IDs of the customer, converting the first user ID contained in the transaction file to the second user ID based on the conversion table, when the indicator indicates that the customer has opted in, and storing the electronic receipt in association with the second user ID. The electronic receipt is transmitted in response to a request for electronic receipts associated with the second user ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventor: Masanori SAMBE
  • Publication number: 20180225706
    Abstract: A method of distributing purchase recommendations to a user terminal and tracking their effectiveness includes receiving an image of a product code captured from a user terminal at a store server through a wireless device, the store server connected to a first database from which the store server retrieves product information relating to the product code, the product information including one or more recommended products associated with the product, and a second database that tracks effectiveness of recommendations for each product, and transmitting the product information to the user terminal through the wireless device. The presence of at least one recommended product in the product information causes the self-registration program in the user terminal to display a user interface for accessing information about the recommended product on the user terminal and enable the store server to update the second database by tracking the user inputs made through the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: Masanori SAMBE
  • Patent number: 10032154
    Abstract: A method of processing a purchase transaction includes generating a transaction file containing a product code, which is transmitted from a user computing device when an image of a product code identifier is captured by the user computing device, a first user ID of the customer, and an indicator of whether or not the customer has opted in to receive electronic receipts. The method further includes generating an electronic receipt based on the transaction file, storing a conversion table containing the first and second user IDs of the customer, converting the first user ID contained in the transaction file to the second user ID based on the conversion table, when the indicator indicates that the customer has opted in, and storing the electronic receipt in association with the second user ID. The electronic receipt is transmitted in response to a request for electronic receipts associated with the second user ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masanori Sambe
  • Publication number: 20170221039
    Abstract: A method of processing a purchase transaction includes generating a transaction file containing a product code, which is transmitted from a user computing device when an image of a product code identifier is captured by the user computing device, a first user ID of the customer, and an indicator of whether or not the customer has opted in to receive electronic receipts. The method further includes generating an electronic receipt based on the transaction file, storing a conversion table containing the first and second user IDs of the customer, converting the first user ID contained in the transaction file to the second user ID based on the conversion table, when the indicator indicates that the customer has opted in, and storing the electronic receipt in association with the second user ID. The electronic receipt is transmitted in response to a request for electronic receipts associated with the second user ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: Masanori SAMBE
  • Patent number: 9619976
    Abstract: A method of processing a purchase transaction includes generating a transaction file containing a product code, which is transmitted from a user computing device when an image of a product code identifier is captured by the user computing device, a first user ID of the customer, and an indicator of whether or not the customer has opted in to receive electronic receipts. The method further includes generating an electronic receipt based on the transaction file, storing a conversion table containing the first and second user IDs of the customer, converting the first user ID contained in the transaction file to the second user ID based on the conversion table, when the indicator indicates that the customer has opted in, and storing the electronic receipt in association with the second user ID. The electronic receipt is transmitted in response to a request for electronic receipts associated with the second user ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masanori Sambe
  • Publication number: 20170038924
    Abstract: A computing device is configured to display a graphical user interface on a display unit thereof based on purchase data of one or more consumable items that have been received through a communication interface thereof and a user input that has been made. The graphical user interface includes a background layer including a virtual image of storage, an item layer including one or more virtual images of said one or more consumable items, the item layer being overlaid on the background layer, so as to virtually indicate that said one or more consumable items are stocked in the storage, and an indicator layer including one or more indicators, each of which corresponding to one of said one or more consumable items, the indicator layer being overlaid on the item layer, so that each of said one or more indicators indicates a consumption state of a corresponding consumable item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Yumiko OKUMA, Mahina NAKAMURA, Masanori SAMBE
  • Publication number: 20170004572
    Abstract: A method for unifying formats of electronic receipts, includes the steps of receiving, from a first processing device, first electronic receipt data in a structured data format, the first electronic receipt data containing a user ID and transaction content corresponding to one transaction, receiving, from a second processing device, second electronic receipt data in a non-structured data format, converting the received second electronic receipt data into the structured data format, the converted second electronic receipt data containing a user ID and transaction content corresponding to one transaction, and storing the first electronic receipt data in the structured data format and the second electronic receipt data in the structured data format in a table, each entry of the table containing a user ID and transaction content corresponding to one transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventor: Masanori SAMBE
  • Publication number: 20160260351
    Abstract: A server for providing nutrition data to a user includes a communication interface, a memory, and a processor. The server receives from a user device a request for nutrition information of food and drink purchased by the user and user identification. The server determines a time period of the requested nutrition information. The server retrieves receipt data corresponding to the user identification and determined time period. The receipt data includes a first data for identifying the food and drink purchased by the user. The server also retrieves nutrition data corresponding to the foods and drink purchased by the user. The server generates and sends to the user device an image data that includes the nutrition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Yumiko OKUMA, Mahina NAKAMURA, Yasutsugu SASAKI, Masanori SAMBE, Katsuhito MOCHIZUKI, Kyoshin SAI
  • Publication number: 20160260350
    Abstract: A server for providing nutrition data to a user includes a communication interface, a memory, and a processor. The server receives from a user device a request for nutrition information of food and drink purchased by the user and user identification. The server retrieves receipt data corresponding to the user identification including a first data for identifying the food and drink purchased by the user. The server also retrieves nutrition data corresponding to the foods and drink purchased by the user. The server then calculates a revised nutrition value based on dividing a value of the nutrition data corresponding to the foods and drink purchased by the user by the person count number. The server generates and sends to the user device an image data that includes the revised nutrition value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Yumiko OKUMA, Mahina NAKAMURA, Yasutsugu SASAKI, Masanori SAMBE, Katsuhito MOCHIZUKI, Kyoshin SAI
  • Publication number: 20160203508
    Abstract: A method of distributing purchase recommendations to a user terminal and tracking their effectiveness includes receiving an image of a product code captured from a user terminal at a store server through a wireless device, the store server connected to a first database from which the store server retrieves product information relating to the product code, the product information including one or more recommended products associated with the product, and a second database that tracks effectiveness of recommendations for each product, and transmitting the product information to the user terminal through the wireless device. The presence of at least one recommended product in the product information causes the self-registration program in the user terminal to display a user interface for accessing information about the recommended product on the user terminal and enable the store server to update the second database by tracking the user inputs made through the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: Masanori SAMBE
  • Publication number: 20160203680
    Abstract: A method of processing a purchase transaction includes generating a transaction file containing a product code, which is transmitted from a user computing device when an image of a product code identifier is captured by the user computing device, a first user ID of the customer, and an indicator of whether or not the customer has opted in to receive electronic receipts. The method further includes generating an electronic receipt based on the transaction file, storing a conversion table containing the first and second user IDs of the customer, converting the first user ID contained in the transaction file to the second user ID based on the conversion table, when the indicator indicates that the customer has opted in, and storing the electronic receipt in association with the second user ID. The electronic receipt is transmitted in response to a request for electronic receipts associated with the second user ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: Masanori SAMBE
  • Patent number: 9092795
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises a customer specification section, a salesclerk specification section and a notification section. The customer specification section specifies a customer as a received target is watching an advertising information displayed on an advertising apparatus advertising a commodity. The salesclerk specification section specifies a salesclerk as a notified target based on at least one of the advertising information that the customer as the received target is watching specified by the customer specification section and the position of each salesclerk. The notification section notifies the existence of the customer as the received target specified by the customer specification section to a portable communication terminal carried by the salesclerk as the notified target specified by the salesclerk specification section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Inagawa, Masanori Sambe
  • Patent number: 9020245
    Abstract: A training device comprises a first regenerating unit regenerates at least one of an image and a voice for training during the training courses which lead the user to train the operation of an input device, an operation accepting unit accepts the user operation for at least one of the image and the voice for training from a simulated user interface which simulates a user interface of the input device during training, a second regenerating unit regenerates at least one of the image and the voice for training when the training is ended, and a normal operation instructing unit instructs a normal operation to the user by outputting at least one of the image and the voice of the normal operation of the user, which show at least one of the image and the voice for training, which is synchronous with the regeneration of the second regenerating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daigo Kudou, Masanori Sambe, Takesi Kawaguti
  • Publication number: 20140195360
    Abstract: A sales system includes a display unit and a selection unit configured to provide for display on the display unit a selection screen including at least one product image, and accept a user selection of one or more product images in the selection screen. The sales system further includes a control unit configured to calculate and provide for display on the display unit a total purchase price of products corresponding to the product images which are selected in the selection unit, and an accounting unit configured to settle payment for the total purchase price of the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: TAKAHIDE KUBOTA, Takeshi SHIMAZAKI, Masanori SAMBE, Rintaro NAKANE, Hajime TOMIZAWA, Yun WANG, Maki SATO, Mahina NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8650504
    Abstract: An order receiving apparatus includes: a display unit configured to display an order input screen including a menu item space in which operation images for receiving orders of menu items are allocated and a menu allocation screen including the menu item space and a list of menu items for which the operation images can be allocated to the menu item space; a first selecting unit configured to select a menu item from among the menu items included in the list; a second selecting unit configured to select an allocation position to which the selected operation image of is allocated in the menu item space; and an updating unit configured to update the definition information according to the selected menu item and the selected allocation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Shimizu, Masanori Sambe, Takashi Makiyama, Yumiko Okuma, Hisashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20130246968
    Abstract: An operation supporting display apparatus comprises: an action recognition apparatus configured to recognize the position and action of a user; a display control unit configured to display after superimposing sub window for displaying an operation guidance showing the state of replacing the recognition action information recognized by the action recognition apparatus with an operation that corresponds to the output of a pointing device for the image displaying on a display unit over the image; and an action reflection unit configured to reflect the position and action of the user based on the recognition action information recognized by the action recognition apparatus as the user operation; wherein the display control unit updates the operation guidance of the sub window in accordance with the user operation reflected by the action reflection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhito Mochizuki, Masanori Sambe
  • Publication number: 20130093869
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises a customer specification section, a salesclerk specification section and a notification section. The customer specification section specifies a customer as a received target is watching an advertising information displayed on an advertising apparatus advertising a commodity. The salesclerk specification section specifies a salesclerk as a notified target based on at least one of the advertising information that the customer as the received target is watching specified by the customer specification section and the position of each salesclerk. The notification section notifies the existence of the customer as the received target specified by the customer specification section to a portable communication terminal carried by the salesclerk as the notified target specified by the salesclerk specification section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Inagawa, Masanori Sambe
  • Patent number: 8397174
    Abstract: An order receiving apparatus includes: a receiving unit configured to receive selection of a task other than an order task related to an order of a menu item; and a display control unit configured to display an order input screen including an area in which an operation image for operating execution of the order task is displayed and an area in which an operation image for operating execution of the task, the selection of which is received, is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahide Kubota, Yumiko Okuma, Masanori Sambe, Hisashi Sato, Takashi Makiyama
  • Patent number: 8397178
    Abstract: An order receiving apparatus includes: a display unit configured to display an order input screen including an order list in which order information indicating ordered menu items is list-displayed; a receiving unit configured to receive the order information indicating a menu item, an order of which is to be cancelled, among the pieces of order information list-displayed in the order list; a canceling unit configured to cancel the order of the menu item indicated by the received order information; and a changing unit configured to change display of the order information indicating the menu item, the order of which is cancelled, among the pieces of order information list-displayed in the order list to special display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahide Kubota, Yumiko Okuma, Masanori Sambe, Hisashi Sato, Takashi Makiyama
  • Publication number: 20130057492
    Abstract: An information display apparatus comprises a display unit, a position recognition unit configured to recognize the position where a operator operates the display unit and a sub-screen display unit configured to display the sub-screen on the display unit and on the position correspond to the position of the operator identified by the position recognition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahide Kubota, Katsuhito Mochizuki, Masanori Sambe