Patents by Inventor Nobuo Ogasawara

Nobuo Ogasawara 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: 7379454
    Abstract: A packet routing apparatus has a routing information table comprised of a plurality of sub-tables. Each sub-table includes an entry of a first format indicative of routing information, and at least one of the sub-tables includes, in addition to the entry of the first format, an entry of a second format for designating another sub-table to be referred to. A routing processor of the packet routing apparatus refers to a sub-table designated by an input line interface. As a result, when the entry of the second format is retrieved, the routing processor executes routing of an input packet and header conversion by referring to another sub-table designated by the entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Ogasawara, Kenichi Sakamoto, Shinichi Akahane, Hiroki Yano, Tomohiro Baba
  • Patent number: 7171377
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a system to receive orders of merchandise such as merchandise sold in a supermarket from a large number of employees, for example, of a workplace, and to deliver the ordered merchandise in a bundle, thereby enhancing the employees' convenience and the efficiency of business. The system is provided with an order reception unit receiving an order of merchandise that can include perishable foods, a shopping list creation unit receiving one or more shopping lists corresponding to the orders from clients, a merchandise packing instruction unit receiving one or more shopping lists, and instructing picking and packing of the ordered merchandise corresponding to one or more clients, to a packing worker, and a merchandise delivery unit delivering the packed merchandise to the delivery locations corresponding to one or more clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 7050991
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus, systems and methods by which information concerning the shelf-life limitations of a particular product item is made available to the purchaser electronically; that the electronically recorded shelf-life limitation information is provided to, or made accessible by, the purchaser; that the electronically recorded shelf-life limitation information is communicated to a computer equipped with a microprocessor, or to a computer system network, accessible by the purchaser, programmed to receive the shelf-life limitation data for each product for that purchaser; that the computer or purchaser-accessible computer system network, is further programmed to provide the purchaser with on-screen and/or printed reports of various formats that list the items purchased and the corresponding shelf-life limitation information; and that the computer or purchaser-accessible computer system network provides interactivity with the purchaser to allow the purchaser to identify further informat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 6975856
    Abstract: An electronic shopping system facilitates purchase transactions via a wireless telephone. A purchase transaction program is downloaded from the seller's server to a purchaser's wireless telephone via a program loader contained within the purchaser's wireless telephone. The purchase transaction program is stored in a program memory of the purchaser's wireless telephone. The purchase transaction program is used by the purchaser to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased, as well as payment therefor. An external bar code reader is attached to the wireless telephone to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased and is controlled via the downloaded purchase transaction program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 6868392
    Abstract: An electronic shopping system which utilizes an electronic shopping agent (ESA) for allowing communication between customers and retailers during Internet shopping. The ESA has access to a customer database and a retailer database. When a request for an item/service is received by the ESA from a customer, the customer profile information is retrieved from the customer database. Appropriate retailers are also selected from the retailer database. The customer profile information and customer request is bundled as a request for proposal (RFP) and forwarded to the selected retailers for servicing. The retailers, upon receipt of the RFP submit proposals to the ESA for forwarding to the requesting customer. The proposals are catered to the requesting customer's needs and preferences. The ESA may analyze the proposals and select the best proposal(s) prior to their forwarding to the requesting customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20030119485
    Abstract: An electronic shopping system facilitates purchase transactions via a wireless telephone. A purchase transaction program is downloaded from the seller's server to a purchaser's wireless telephone via a program loader contained within the purchaser's wireless telephone. The purchase transaction program is stored in a program memory of the purchaser's wireless telephone. The purchase transaction program is used by the purchaser to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased, as well as payment therefor. An external bar code reader is attached to the wireless telephone to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased and is controlled via the downloaded purchase transaction program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 6577861
    Abstract: An electronic shopping system facilitates purchase transactions via a wireless telephone. A purchase transaction program is downloaded from the seller's server to a purchaser's wireless telephone via a program loader contained within the purchaser's wireless telephone. The purchase transaction program is stored in a program memory of the purchaser's wireless telephone. The purchase transaction program is used by the purchaser to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased, as well as payment therefor. An external bar code reader is attached to the wireless telephone to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased and is controlled via the downloaded purchase transaction program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 6543052
    Abstract: An Internet-based electronic shopping system hosted on a television-set-top-box combination controlled by a remote control unit. The set-top box (STB) includes a tuner, an internal or external modem and/or cable modem, configured to communicate with an Internet service provider over the appropriate transmission media. The STB also includes purpose-type application software such as voice recognition software and bar code recognition software to support an electronic shopping system. The STB further includes an external interface for connection to a multiplicity of external peripheral devices, such as an interphone, VCR, video camera, printer, and the like. The remote control unit includes a keypad, a microphone, an optional speaker, an optional digital camera, and an optional speaker. Data input to an Internet shopping Web program accessed through the STB's Web browser may thus be made through the microphone, keypad, and optionally through the digital camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20030026260
    Abstract: A packet routing apparatus has a routing information table comprised of a plurality of sub-tables. Each sub-table includes an entry of a first format indicative of routing information, and at least one of the sub-tables includes, in addition to the entry of the first format, an entry of a second format for designating another sub-table to be referred to. A routing processor of the packet routing apparatus refers to a sub-table designated by an input line interface. As a result, when the entry of the second format is retrieved, the routing processor executes routing of an input packet and header conversion by referring to another sub-table designated by the entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Nobuo Ogasawara, Kenichi Sakamoto, Shinichi Akahane, Hiroki Yano, Tomohiro Baba
  • Patent number: 6512919
    Abstract: An electronic shopping system facilitates purchase transactions via a wireless videophone. A purchase transaction program is downloaded from the seller's server to a purchaser's wireless videophone via a program loader contained within the purchaser's wireless videophone. The purchase transaction program is stored in a program memory and is used by the purchaser to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased, as well as payment therefor. An integral digital camera is attached to the wireless telephone to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased and is controlled via the downloaded purchase transaction program to function as a bar code or product icon image capture device. Character or pattern recognition software translates the bar or icon code image into an appropriate item identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 6513015
    Abstract: An electronic shopping system, providing for customer recognition using wireless identification and visual data transmission to point-of-sale terminals and other terminal types located in a commercial establishment. A customer's visual image is taken as a customer enters the establishment and, that customer's identification number is obtained from a customer identification card, if the customer possesses such a card. The visual image data is bundled with the customer's demographic profile data, transaction history data and the customer's current accrued store loyalty or incentive points into a customer data record. The customer data record is forwarded to point-of-sale terminals, store workstations, mobile terminals, or other I/O devices capable of displaying multiple customer records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20020065728
    Abstract: An electronic shopping system facilitates purchase transactions via a wireless videophone. A purchase transaction program is downloaded from the seller's server to a purchaser's wireless videophone via a program loader contained within the purchaser's wireless videophone. The purchase transaction program is stored in a program memory and is used by the purchaser to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased, as well as payment therefor. An integral digital camera is attached to the wireless telephone to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased and is controlled via the downloaded purchase transaction program to function as a bar code or product icon image capture device. Character or pattern recognition software translates the bar or icon code image into an appropriate item identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 1999
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventor: NOBUO OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20020059147
    Abstract: An electronic shopping system facilitates purchase transactions via a wireless telephone. A purchase transaction program is downloaded from the seller's server to a purchaser's wireless telephone via a program loader contained within the purchaser's wireless telephone. The purchase transaction program is stored in a program memory of the purchaser's wireless telephone. The purchase transaction program is used by the purchaser to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased, as well as payment therefor. An external bar code reader is attached to the wireless telephone to facilitate the selection of items to be purchased and is controlled via the downloaded purchase transaction program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventor: NOBUO OGASAWARA
  • Patent number: 6386450
    Abstract: An electronic personal shopping system, communicating between a store computer and a mobile terminal, for organizing a consumer's movement through a retail facility in accordance with the consumer's current location and the locations of desired items on either a shopping list or a recommended replenishment item list. The shopping list and recommended replenishment item list are hosted on a customer IC card and read by a mobile shopping terminal. A price look-up table is maintained in a store database and includes location indicia identified to each merchandise item of the store's inventory. As a product is scanned, that item's location indicia is assumed to represent a customer's current location. A desired destination item is taken from the shopping list or the recommended replenishment item list and a distance and direction metric is calculated based on the customer's current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20020016740
    Abstract: An electronic shopping system, providing for customer recognition using wireless identification and visual data transmission to point-of-sale terminals and other terminal types located in a commercial establishment. A customer's visual image is taken as a customer enters the establishment and, that customer's identification number is obtained from a customer identification card, if the customer possesses such a card. The visual image data is bundled with the customer's demographic profile data, transaction history data and the customer's current accrued store loyalty or incentive points into a customer data record. The customer data record is forwarded to point-of-sale terminals, store workstations, mobile terminals, or other I/O devices capable of displaying multiple customer records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventor: NOBUO OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20020016739
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus, systems and methods by which information concerning the shelf-life limitations of a particular product item is made available to the purchaser electronically; that the electronically recorded shelf-life limitation information is provided to, or made accessible by, the purchaser; that the electronically recorded shelf-life limitation information is communicated to a computer equipped with a microprocessor, or to a computer system network, accessible by the purchaser, programmed to receive the shelf-life limitation data for each product for that purchaser; that the computer or purchaser-accessible computer system network, is further programmed to provide the purchaser with on-screen and/or printed reports of various formats that list the items purchased and the corresponding shelf-life limitation information; and that the computer or purchaser-accessible computer system network provides interactivity with the purchaser to allow the purchaser to identify further informat
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 6327576
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus, systems and methods by which information concerning the shelf-life limitations of a particular product item is made available to the purchaser electronically; that the electronically recorded shelf-life limitation information is provided to, or made accessible by, the purchaser; that the electronically recorded shelf-life limitation information is communicated to a computer equipped with a microprocessor, or to a computer system network, accessible by the purchaser, programmed to receive the shelf-life limitation data for each product for that purchaser; that the computer or purchaser-accessible computer system network, is further programmed to provide the purchaser with on-screen and/or printed reports of various formats that list the items purchased and the corresponding shelf-life limitation information; and that the computer or purchaser-accessible computer system network provides interactivity with the purchaser to allow the purchaser to identify further informat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20010018671
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a system to receive orders of merchandise such as merchandise sold in a supermarket from a large number of employees, for example, of a workplace, and to deliver the ordered merchandise in a bundle, thereby enhancing the employees' convenience and the efficiency of business.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: August 30, 2001
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 6123259
    Abstract: An electronic personal shopping system, communicating between a store computer and a mobile terminal, for organizing a consumer's movement through a retail facility in accordance with the consumer's current location and the locations of desired items on either a shopping list or a recommended replenishment item list. The shopping list and recommended replenishment item list are hosted on a customer IC card and read by a mobile shopping terminal. A price look-up table is maintained in a store database and includes location indicia identified to each merchandise item of the store's inventory. As a product is scanned, that item's location indicia is assumed to represent a customer's current location. A desired destination item is taken from the shopping list or the recommended replenishment item list and a distance and direction metric is calculated based on the customer's current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuo Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 5953317
    Abstract: Policing method and policing circuit for parallelly conducting a plurality of policing which are dependent on policing items in the policing for defining the traffic of an asynchronous transfer mode network are provided. A plurality of traffic monitor circuits 11 parallelly and independently conduct the traffic monitoring of a plurality of items for the input cell for the communication service to be provided by the asynchronous transfer mode network. Each monitor circuit monitors only the violation of the traffic independently and outputs the result. A total determination circuit determines whether to tag, discard or pass the input cell in accordance with a determination rule prescribed for the communication service based on a CLP value contained in a header of the input cell and the monitor result parallelly obtained from the respective monitor circuits to conduct the policing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Ogasawara, Noboru Endo, Kazuho Miki, Akihiko Takase