Patents by Inventor Michiaki Tatsubori

Michiaki Tatsubori 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: 20200249689
    Abstract: A visual localization support system is provided. The visual localization support system includes one or more guidance indicators place on a road surface of a roadway, wherein the one or more guidance indicators each include a matrix barcode that uniquely identifies a location by latitude, longitude, and altitude, and describes an affine shape of the guidance indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Michiaki Tatsubori, Phongtharin Vinayavekhin
  • Patent number: 10671654
    Abstract: Methods and systems for estimating a probability of re-sharing information include extracting keywords from a set of documents addressed to a user. The keywords from the set of documents are weighted according a metric for the user's interest in the keywords' respective source documents to create an interest model. A new document having one or more keywords is received. A likelihood that the user will re-share the new document is determined. The likelihood is based on the interest model and the one or more keywords present in the new document. The new document is automatically responded to based on the determined likelihood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Miki M. Enoki, Akiko Suzuki, Toyotaro Suzumura, Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Patent number: 10356186
    Abstract: A system and method to estimate a location relating to a user who has not filled in information about the location in a profile field in social media such as a microblog. The system and method estimates association between a user in social media and a location includes the steps of acquiring a first content posted to the social media by a first user associated with a first location, determines regional localization of the first content on the basis of the first location, acquires a second content posted to the social media by a second user not associated with a location, determine the degree of a relationship between the first content and the second content, and associating the first location with the second user on the basis of the localization and the degree of the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Miki Enoki, Yohei Ikawa, Michiaki Tatsubori, Yuto Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10254122
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed methods and systems for automated route analysis and recommendation of preferred routes. Recommended routes may be vehicle specific, and custom-selected based on historical data and weighting factors such as road roughness and traversal time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tierra Bills, Reginald Bryant, David Kaguma, Michiaki Tatsubori, Aisha Walcott, John Mbari Wamburu
  • Patent number: 10176389
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and methods for detecting, characterizing, and predicting moving traffic obstacles. The systems and methods are suitable for densely populated areas in resource-constrained regions. With the characterizations and predictions of moving traffic obstacles, a variety of benefits can accrue to individuals and devices that use traffic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Patent number: 10109191
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the invention involves methods and systems suitable for roadway monitoring, mapping, and maintenance. The probability of a road distress is calculated by combining various sources of data, and automatic alerts are generated to request mobilization of a road repair resource. Various methods are included to increase the accuracy of the probability calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tierra Bills, Reginald Bryant, Michiaki Tatsubori, Aisha Walcott
  • Patent number: 10031840
    Abstract: A method of holding information for identifying a cause for an object becoming problematic and presenting the information to a user. The method ascertains the cause of memory consumption by a program in a computer system. This method includes: acquiring a first call path related to the creation of an object from a memory; acquiring a second call path related to the connection to the object from the memory; and determining a common part of the acquired first and second call paths, wherein the common part indicates the cause in the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyokuni Kawachiya, Kazunori Ogata, Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Patent number: 10001970
    Abstract: A dialog server which provides dialogs made by at least one user through their respective avatars in a virtual space. A method and a computer readable article of manufacture tangibly embodying computer readable instructions for executing the steps of the method are also provided. The dialog server includes: a position storage unit which stores positional information on the avatars; an utterance receiver which receives at least one utterance of avatars and utterance strength representing an importance or attention level of the utterance; an interest level calculator which calculates interest levels between avatars based on their positional information; a message processor which generates a message based on the utterance in accordance with a value calculated from the interest levels and the utterance strength; and a message transmitter which transmits the message to the avatars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Gakuto Kurata, Tohru Nagano, Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Publication number: 20180152527
    Abstract: A system and method to estimate a location relating to a user who has not filled in information about the location in a profile field in social media such as a microblog. The system and method estimates association between a user in social media and a location includes the steps of acquiring a first content posted to the social media by a first user associated with a first location, determines regional localization of the first content on the basis of the first location, acquires a second content posted to the social media by a second user not associated with a location, determine the degree of a relationship between the first content and the second content, and associating the first location with the second user on the basis of the localization and the degree of the relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Miki Enoki, Yohei Ikawa, Michiaki Tatsubori, Yuto Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20180121741
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and methods for detecting, characterizing, and predicting moving traffic obstacles. The systems and methods are suitable for densely populated areas in resource-constrained regions. With the characterizations and predictions of moving traffic obstacles, a variety of benefits can accrue to individuals and devices that use traffic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventor: MICHIAKI TATSUBORI
  • Publication number: 20180122016
    Abstract: The disclosure provides electronic systems and methods for monitoring and improving driver behaviour. Driver maneuver data is obtained and used along with contextual data in order to determine enhanced estimates of driver and route riskiness. The output of the determination can be used by a variety of users including insurance providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: ERICK NELSON ODUOR, SAMUEL OMONDI, MICHIAKI TATSUBORI, AISHA WALCOTT, JOHN MBARI WAMBURU
  • Patent number: 9954960
    Abstract: A system and method to estimate a location relating to a user who has not filled in information about the location in a profile field in social media such as a microblog. The system and method estimates association between a user in social media and a location includes the steps of acquiring a first content posted to the social media by a first user associated with a first location, determines regional localization of the first content on the basis of the first location, acquires a second content posted to the social media by a second user not associated with a location, determine the degree of a relationship between the first content and the second content, and associating the first location with the second user on the basis of the localization and the degree of the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Miki Enoki, Yohei Ikawa, Michiaki Tatsubori, Yuto Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20180104595
    Abstract: A server computer is connected to a plurality of client computers through a network, and controls objects in a Metaverse accessed by the client computers. The server computer includes a storage unit for storing an object ID specifying an object accessible in the Metaverse by the plurality of client computers and authenticity information associated with the object ID. The authenticity information indicates that the object is genuine. The server computer also includes a communication unit for communicating with each of the client computers. The server computer also includes an enquiry unit for causing the communication unit to transmit the authenticity information corresponding to the object ID to at least one of the plurality of client computers upon receipt of an enquiry request to enquire about the object ID of the object from one of the plurality of client computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Kiyokuni Kawachiya, Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Patent number: 9940327
    Abstract: To enable visual verification of the suitability of work items that has been recorded, with an application created in accordance with a document centric architecture. The present invention includes: extracting, from a design, a document state that will become a trigger for work activity start and a document state for the result, and, based on matching the triggers and results, diagramming through automatically structuring a flow for the plurality of activities. Specifically, design documents are analyzed and implementations for each activity support system, and extracted the collection of documents that have become the conditions for document states that will become triggers for work start, as well as the document states that will remain as work results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Sato, Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Publication number: 20180060970
    Abstract: The disclosure provides electronic systems and methods for monitoring and improving driver behaviour. Driver maneuver data is obtained and used along with contextual data in order to determine enhanced estimates of driver and route riskiness. The output of the determination can be used by a variety of users including insurance providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: ERICK NELSON ODUOR, SAMUEL OMONDI, MICHIAKI TATSUBORI, AISHA WALCOTT, JOHN MBARI WAMBURU
  • Publication number: 20180038705
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed methods and systems for automated route analysis and recommendation of preferred routes. Recommended routes may be vehicle specific, and custom-selected based on historical data and weighting factors such as road roughness and traversal time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: TIERRA BILLS, REGINALD BRYANT, DAVID KAGUMA, MICHIAKI TATSUBORI, AISHA WALCOTT, JOHN MBARI WAMBURU
  • Patent number: 9881230
    Abstract: In embodiments the invention provides methods and systems for improved monitoring of roadways and related resources. The methods employ frugal devices such as remote webcams, and provide methods for improving the quality and usefulness of the data obtained from such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Katsuki, Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Publication number: 20170357862
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and methods for detecting, characterizing, and predicting moving traffic obstacles. The systems and methods are suitable for densely populated areas in resource-constrained regions. With the characterizations and predictions of moving traffic obstacles, a variety of benefits can accrue to individuals and devices that use traffic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventor: MICHIAKI TATSUBORI
  • Patent number: 9840252
    Abstract: The invention pertains to methods and systems for assisting drivers, automated driver systems, and other vehicle operators with detection, avoidance, and mitigation of the hazards posed by aberrations in roadways. The invention provides complete or partial relief to vehicles traveling on roadways in a variety of conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tierra Bills, Joel Branch, Reginald Bryant, David Kaguma, Michiaki Tatsubori, Aisha Walcott, John Mbari Wamburu
  • Publication number: 20170330051
    Abstract: In embodiments the invention provides methods and systems for improved monitoring of roadways and related resources. The methods employ frugal devices such as remote webcams, and provide methods for improving the quality and usefulness of the data obtained from such devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Takayuki Katsuki, Michiaki TATSUBORI