Masayuki Fukui 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).
Abstract: The multimodal managing system invention comprises: a modality linking data generating unit that generates association data in order to associate a first modality and a second modality of the plurality of modalities; an association correspondence unit that sends content that includes association data, wherein association data is combined with the content to be sent to the first modality, to the first modality; a session information storage unit that stores the correspondence among the connection information of each modality, the link information about the links between the modalities, and the association data generated by the modality linking data generating unit as a session information table; and a modality associating unit that receives link request data sent from the second modality using the association data included in the content that includes association data, and executes a matching process that compares the link request data with the association data stored in the session information storage unit.
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.
Abstract: A projecting apparatus cooling structure is provided in which a discharge lamp can be always kept at an appropriate temperature whether the projecting apparatus is horizontally installed on a flat surface for forward projection or for downward projection or suspended from the ceiling for forward projection or for upward projection, so that the reliability and safety of the discharge lamp is improved and so that the life of the discharge lamp can be extended. The projecting apparatus projects an image for display using a discharge lamp as a light source.
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.
Abstract: An object of the invention is to reduce the size and weight of a video projector by shortening the length of the arm of a mirror rotator and reducing the size of a mirror. A video projector comprises a plurality of projection lenses through which image light rays from a liquid crystal panel are extracted in a magnified manner; a reflective mirror for reflecting the extracted image light rays onto a screen; and a mirror rotator for rotating the reflective mirror so that the extracted image light rays can be reflected in particular directions. Among the projection lenses, some of the projection lenses located farther away from the liquid crystal penal are partially cut such that areas through which the image light rays do not pass are cut off to create a lens cut-off space. The mirror rotator is placed in the lens cut-off space.
Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes: a communication unit to receive transmitted information containing first location information associated with a first communication apparatus; a registering unit to extract, from the transmitted information, one or more keywords and the first location information, and to register the first location information and the one or more keywords in a keyword database; a request interface to receive a request for information from a second communication apparatus and a second location information associated with the second communication apparatus; an extractor to reference the keyword database and to extract one or more keywords based on the second location information; and a search requesting unit to output a search request containing the one or more keywords extracted by the extractor, wherein the search request is output to another computer that executes a search to provide information to the second communication apparatus.
Abstract: An information distribution device includes: a distribution information management table in which area information at the time of distribution indicating areas in which mobile terminals are located when advertising information is distributed from an information distributing part to the mobile terminals is recorded for each of the mobile terminals to which the advertising information is distributed from the information distribution part; a distribution area evaluation part that calculates, for each of a plurality of areas forming the distribution area and based on the area information at the time of distribution, an area visit probability indicating, of users of the mobile terminals who have been in any of the plurality of area forming the distribution area when the advertising information is distributed from the information distribution part, a percentage of those who have visited a location indicated by the advertising information; and a distribution area updating part that updates distribution area informat
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.
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.
Abstract: A status notification system and method including acquiring status information of a monitor target, and performing a process in response to the status information representing a status of the monitor target. A process is performed based on first status information, information of a process execution period from a reception of the first status information to a completion of the process is retrieved, and notification pertaining to second status information is controlled based on the retrieved process execution period.
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.
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.
Abstract: In a waterproof connector, a mat seal and a rear grid are attached to a rear side of a connector housing. These mat seal and rear grid include terminal insertion openings and electric wire insertion openings, respectively, which communicate with terminal receiving chambers. Wire tubes are fitted to electric wires to which large female terminals are crimped, and are brought into elastically intimate contact with inner walls of large terminal insertion openings of the mat seal. Moreover, each of the wire tubes includes a protruding portion that protrudes rearward from the large terminal insertion opening of the mat seal and is located in the large electric wire insertion opening.
Abstract: An object contents search support apparatus supporting a user to search for desired object contents information, the object contents search support apparatus including an operating part, an information collecting part collecting composite operation information including all of contents information, an overall operation history database recording the collected composite operation information, a matching part matching historical records and extracting at least one item of contents information, a display part generating display information and displaying the generated display information, a feedback part accepting the operation input, holding the object contents information, comparing the composite operation information included in the operation input after displaying the generated object contents information, and generating effective contents information from a comparison result, and a verifying part accepting the effective contents information and the composite operation information, extracting effective opera
Abstract: Information is stored in an RFID provided to a goods conveyed by a conveying apparatus and from which information is readable in a noncontact manner. A presence detection sensor that detects the presence of the goods conveyed by the conveying apparatus; a reader that reads the information stored in the RFID in the noncontact manner; a moving apparatus that moves the reader; and a control apparatus that controls the operation of the moving apparatus are provided in a system. The control apparatus presumes the presence position, where the goods is present, on the conveying apparatus based on the detection value of the presence detection sensor, and controls the operation of the moving apparatus so that the reader stays, for a predetermined time, in a space where the reader can read the information from the RFID that is present in the presumed presence position.
Abstract: A validity assurance system of the present invention includes a terminal apparatus that generates a slip based on slip item data representing a slip item and slip content data representing a slip content corresponding to the slip item, a slip management apparatus including a slip management database that stores the slip content data representing the slip content of the slip generated by the terminal apparatus, and an invoice issuing apparatus that generates an invoice based on the slip content data stored in the slip management database, wherein in a case where a slip identification code generated by a slip identification code generating part of the terminal apparatus is matched with an invoice identification code generated by an invoice identification code generating part of the invoice issuing apparatus, validity of the voucher is assured.
Abstract: When a male connector housing 30 is inserted into a proximal end portion of an inner surface 37 of a fitting tubular portion 33, a distal end 45 of an outer surface 41 of the male connector housing 30 is brought into abutting engagement with a plurality of first shaking prevention portions 25 formed at the proximal end portion of this inner surface 37. At this time, a distal end 46 of an inner surface 37 of the fitting tubular portion 33 is also brought into abutting engagement with a plurality of second shaking prevention portions 26 formed at a proximal end portion of the outer surface 41 of the male connector housing 30. Thereafter, a force slightly larger than the insertion force applied so far is applied to the connector, so that press-fitted conditions are formed respectively at the first shaking prevention portions 25 and the second shaking prevention portions 26.