Patents by Inventor Mika Fukui

Mika 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).

  • Publication number: 20120036144
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information recommendation device includes following units. The input unit is configured to input a first document and a second document which has been browsed before the first document. The subject-keyword extraction unit is configured to extract first and second subject keywords from the first and second documents, respectively. The interest-keyword extraction unit is configured to extract first interest keywords from the first and second subject keywords, and to extract second interest keywords based on information specifying the first and second documents, the first interest keywords, and the first and second subject keywords. The second interest keywords are estimated to be keywords in which the user is next interested. The acquiring unit is configured to acquire, based on the second interest keywords, recommendation information on third documents which are candidates to be browsed after the first document. The presentation unit presents the recommendation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masayuki Okamoto, Nayuko Watanabe, Masaaki Kikuchi, Takayuki Iida, Mika Fukui
  • Patent number: 7818173
    Abstract: An information retrieval system, includes speech recognition means for making speech recognition for a spoken question to generate first text information, generation means for modifying the first text information to generate second text information as a interrogative to make a search for an answer to the question, and search means for searching the answer from a document database by using the second text information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Toshihiko Manabe, Hideki Tsutsui, Koji Urata, Mika Fukui, Hiroko Hayama
  • Publication number: 20080104523
    Abstract: A message exchange unit receives and distributes a message in a community in which a plurality of users participates. A message memory stores the message received by the message exchange unit. An extraction rule memory stores an extraction rule applicable for the message. The extraction rule includes an extraction pattern, an extraction target and a display format. An information extraction unit extracts information from the message stored in the message memory by referring to the extraction rule. An extraction result memory stores extraction result information by the information extraction unit. An extraction result editing unit edits the extraction result information stored in the extraction result memory. A message generation unit generates another message representing editing of the extraction result information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Umeki, Mika Fukui, Kazuyuki Gotoh, Takehiko Yokota, Sougo Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 7328408
    Abstract: A message exchange unit receives and distributes a message in a community in which a plurality of users participates. A message memory stores the message received by the message exchange unit. An extraction rule memory stores an extraction rule applicable for the message. The extraction rule includes an extraction pattern, an extraction target and a display format. An information extraction unit extracts information from the message stored in the message memory by referring to the extraction rule. An extraction result memory stores extraction result information by the information extraction unit. An extraction result editing unit edits the extraction result information stored in the extraction result memory. A message generation unit generates another message representing editing of the extraction result information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Umeki, Mika Fukui, Kazuyuki Gotoh, Takehiko Yokota, Sougo Tsuboi
  • Publication number: 20060173682
    Abstract: An information retrieval system, includes speech recognition means for making speech recognition for a spoken question to generate first text information, generation means for modifying the first text information to generate second text information as a interrogative to make a search for an answer to the question, and search means for searching the answer from a document database by using the second text information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Toshihiko Manabe, Hideki Tsutsui, Koji Urata, Mika Fukui, Hiroko Hayama
  • Publication number: 20060167879
    Abstract: Editing contents for the editing-object document selected from the plural documents that are inputted from the terminal devices connected to the network and that can be owned jointly via the network and corresponding message sentences for the editing contents are received, and a new renewed document is prepared by renewing the editing-object document on the basis of the editing contents, while extracting the renewed contents of the editing-object document by comparing the editing-object documents before and after the renewal with each other, storing at least the renewed contents as the history concerning the renewal of the editing-object document after preparing the contents correspondence with the message sentences, and displaying the renewed contents with the message sentences at a request by the user on the terminal device that sent the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Hideo Umeki, Nobuhiro Shimogori, Kouichi Sasaki, Mika Fukui, Yasuko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 7035853
    Abstract: Editing contents for the editing-object document selected from the plural documents that are inputted from the terminal devices connected to the network and that can be owned jointly via the network and corresponding message sentences for the editing contents are received, and a new renewed document is prepared by renewing the editing-object document on the basis of the editing contents, while extracting the renewed contents of the editing-object document by comparing the editing-object documents before and after the renewal with each other, storing at least the renewed contents as the history concerning the renewal of the editing-object document after preparing the contents correspondence with the message sentences, and displaying the renewed contents with the message sentences at a request by the user on the terminal device that sent the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Umeki, Nobuhiro Shimogori, Kouichi Sasaki, Mika Fukui, Yasuko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 6990490
    Abstract: To members of a user group, messages and documents registered in the user group are presented, while, to other users than the members of the user group, documents preset as available also to other users than the members of the user group are presented, and as a registration destination of the messages, a user group where the contents of the message, or the message and messages and documents that are most similar to the contents of the documents corresponded thereto is searched and presented at request from users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kouichi Sasaki, Hideo Umeki, Mika Fukui, Masayuki Horikawa, Yasuko Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20060004871
    Abstract: A playback control portion controls a playback of multimedia data. A request acceptance portion accepts a question from the user. A playback position storage unit stores the playback position of multimedia data reproduced by the playback control unit at the point of time when the question was accepted from the user. An analyzing unit analyzes the question accepted by the request acceptance unit. A searching unit searches for an answer to the question on the basis of analysis information of the multimedia data by using a result of searching. The playback control portion outputs the answer thus searched for. A position comparing unit compares the position of appearance of the answer in the multimedia data corresponding to the answer with the playback position stored in the playback position storage device. The playback position changing portion changes the playback position of the multimedia data in accordance with a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Hiroko Hayama, Masaru Suzuki, Mika Fukui
  • Patent number: 6910034
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of extracting a user related to a field corresponding to an inquiry content based on shared documents of a plurality of users and profile information including at least specialized fields of the plurality of users. A degree of communication of the extracted respective users with the user who has made the inquiry is calculated based on a history of communication using a network. The user who can answer the inquiry is selected from the extracted users based on the degree of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kouichi Sasaki, Mika Fukui, Toshihiro Kayama, Hideo Umeki
  • Publication number: 20040243582
    Abstract: To members of a user group, messages and documents registered in the user group are presented, while, to other users than the members of the user group, documents preset as available also to other users than the members of the user group are presented, and as a registration destination of the messages, a user group where the contents of the message, or the message and messages and documents that are most similar to the contents of the documents corresponded thereto is searched and presented at request from users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Kouichi Sasaki, Hideo Umeki, Mika Fukui, Masayuki Horikawa, Yasuko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 6766321
    Abstract: To members of a user group, messages and documents registered in the user group are presented, while, to other users than the members of the user group, documents preset as available also to other users than the members of the user group are presented, and as a registration destination of the messages, a user group where the contents of the message, or the message and messages and documents that are most similar to the contents of the documents corresponded thereto is searched and presented at request from users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kouichi Sasaki, Hideo Umeki, Mika Fukui, Masayuki Horikawa, Yasuko Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20030177192
    Abstract: A message exchange unit receives and distributes a message in a community in which a plurality of users participates. A message memory stores the message received by the message exchange unit. An extraction rule memory stores an extraction rule applicable for the message. The extraction rule includes an extraction pattern, an extraction target and a display format. An information extraction unit extracts information from the message stored in the message memory by referring to the extraction rule. An extraction result memory stores extraction result information by the information extraction unit. An extraction result editing unit edits the extraction result information stored in the extraction result memory. A message generation unit generates another message representing editing of the extraction result information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Umeki, Mika Fukui, Kazuyuki Gotoh, Takehiko Yokota, Sougo Tsuboi
  • Publication number: 20030099924
    Abstract: A learning support system detects an input operation by each user, whenever he operates his terminal apparatus, stores a learning history of each user whenever input operation is detected, learning history including input operation and first time period which is time period from starting time when he starts learning until when input operation is detected, to obtain set of learning histories corresponding to each user and being stored from starting time until when he finishes to learn learning material, retrieves, whenever predetermined time period elapses from starting time corresponding to first user, one learning history, to obtain retrieved learning history whose first time period is equal to second time period from starting time corresponding to first user until when predetermined time period elapses, from sets of learning histories corresponding to second user, and displays retrieved learning history on first user's terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventors: Sougo Tsuboi, Yasuko Nakayama, Masana Minami, Naohiro Shirai, Kouichi Sasaki, Mika Fukui
  • Publication number: 20030061210
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of extracting a user related to a field corresponding to an inquiry content based on shared documents of a plurality of users and profile information including at least specialized fields of the plurality of users. A degree of communication of the extracted respective users with the user who has made the inquiry is calculated based on a history of communication using a network. The user who can answer the inquiry is selected from the extracted users based on the degree of communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Kouichi Sasaki, Mika Fukui, Toshihiro Kayama, Hideo Umeki
  • Publication number: 20030061187
    Abstract: A teaching material memory stores teaching material consisting of multimedia data. A teaching material presentation unit presents the teaching material. An operation unit inputs operation information from a learner for the teaching material presented. A condition information input unit acquires condition information representing the learner's condition. A learning condition decision unit decides a learning condition of the learner based on the condition information, presentation situation of the teaching material, and the operation information. A learning condition memory correspondingly stores the learning condition and the presentation situation of the teaching material as time series information. A presentation method decision unit determines a presentation method of the teaching material and the time series information based on the learning condition. A learning condition presentation unit presents the time series information to the learner based on the presentation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mika Fukui, Sougo Tsuboi, Hideo Umeki
  • Publication number: 20020059222
    Abstract: To members of a user group, messages and documents registered in the user group are presented, while, to other users than the members of the user group, documents preset as available also to other users than the members of the user group are presented, and as a registration destination of the messages, a user group where the contents of the message, or the message and messages and documents that are most similar to the contents of the documents corresponded thereto is searched and presented at request from users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Kouichi Sasaki, Hideo Umeki, Mika Fukui, Masayuki Horikawa, Yasuko Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20020052920
    Abstract: Editing contents for the editing-object document selected from the plural documents that are inputted from the terminal devices connected to the network and that can be owned jointly via the network and corresponding message sentences for the editing contents are received, and a new renewed document is prepared by renewing the editing-object document on the basis of the editing contents, while extracting the renewed contents of the editing-object document by comparing the editing-object documents before and after the renewal with each other, storing at least the renewed contents as the history concerning the renewal of the editing-object document after preparing the contents correspondence with the message sentences, and displaying the renewed contents with the message sentences at a request by the user on the terminal device that sent the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventors: Hideo Umeki, Nobuhiro Shimogori, Kouichi Sasaki, Mika Fukui, Yasuko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 6339774
    Abstract: An information sharing system using a computer so as to allow a plurality of users to share disclosed information, the system comprising, input section for receiving responses to the disclosed information from references of the disclosed information, evaluation information generation section for totalizing and processing the responses to generate evaluation information and storing the evaluation information after correlating it with the disclosed information, and evaluation information notifying section for presenting the evaluation information generated by the evaluation information generation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuko Nakayama, Kouichi Sasaki, Yoichi Takebayashi, Mika Fukui, Yoshihisa Ohtake, Kazuyuki Gotoh, Toshihiko Manabe, Toru Imai, Toshinari Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5999185
    Abstract: A virtual reality data presentation system capable of improving naturalness of the system operation and data presentation. In the system, 3D model is presented according to 3D model data; input data for manipulating objects in the presented 3D model is entered; and a presentation of the 3D model is controlled according to the 3D model data, the entered input data, and control data specifying reactions of the objects in the presented 3D model with respect to the entered input data. In addition, in the system, real object data are obtained from actual objects represented by the objects in the 3D model; and a presentation of the presented 3D model is controlled to selectively present selected ones of the objects in the 3D model in terms of the obtained real object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Nobuko Kato, Akio Okazaki, Miwako Doi, Kenichi Mori, Mika Fukui, Katsuyuki Murata