Patents by Inventor Norman Ken Ouchi

Norman Ken Ouchi 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: 20170124637
    Abstract: In the present invention, a user purchases an object viewed in an image with multiple other objects and background. The user sees an object to purchase in an image with other objects, marks the object in the image, and purchases the item by sending the marked image to an object image purchasing system. The object image purchasing system processes the marked image to generate a set of characteristics and searches a database with the characteristics to find purchasable items that match the characteristics. Once a matching item is identified, the purchasable item is returned to the user. The user selects the item and sends the selection to the object image purchasing system which fulfills the request using a prior art fulfillment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Norman Ken Ouchi, Bryan Ken Ouchi
  • Patent number: 8788469
    Abstract: The invention relates to information exchange when a design organization sends a design document to a manufacturer. The design documents may have errors and, once detected, the errors may not be corrected by the design organization. The documents may be resent with a small number of changes or perhaps no changes at all, but may have errors that have been seen before. The documents may have many items that are not important to the receiving organization. A dictionary is used to validate and correct the documents. Changes in the dictionary may require changes in the information used by the manufacturer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Patent number: 8060718
    Abstract: A memory leveling system updates physical memory blocks, or blocks, to maintain generally even wear. The system maintains an update count for each block, incrementing a wear level count when the update count reaches a wear level threshold. The system compares a wear level of blocks to determine whether to update a block in place or move data on the block to a less-worn physical block. The system groups the blocks into wear level groups identified by a common wear level to identify blocks that are being worn at a faster or slower than average rate. If an empty block count of a least worn group drops below a threshold, the system moves data from one of the blocks in the least worn group to an empty block in a most worn group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines
    Inventors: Richard Francis Freitas, Michael Anthony Ko, Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20110260873
    Abstract: In the present invention, a service animal is trained to observe a person to detect conditions when assistance should be requested and trained to use a communications device with a service animal activated trigger to call for assistance with a recorded message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: M & K OUCHI FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Patent number: 8005910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to workflow systems and methods. In one embodiment, the invention relates to integration of a calendar system with a workflow system where a calendar event can initiate a workflow by sending a message to a form route manager. The completion of a workflow or step in the workflow can result in sending a message to a calendar system to generate an event. In another embodiment, the invention relates to the integration of workflow with a project management system that includes project segments, which are processes that can be defined and controlled by workflow routes. The project management system sends a message to the workflow system to initiate workflow and the workflow system sends a message to the project management system, for example, at the completion of the workflow route. The relationship between the workflow routes can maintain the relationship between the project segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20110144539
    Abstract: The present invention is related to detecting possible concussions due to blunt force blows or shocks to the head. In the present invention, areas of the athlete's head are covered with a blunt force blow indicating sheet prior to the possible concussion causing activity and the sheet is examined for indications of blunt force blows that may have caused a concussion. The athlete with indications of possible concussion is then examined to determine if the athlete suffered a concussion. The blunt force blow indicating sheet may be used to line a helmet or headgear used by athletes or the sheet may be shaped like a helmet for use in activities where headgear is not worn. Objects that may be subject to blunt force blows, during for instance shipping, is covered with the sheet to detect if the object experienced a blunt force blow that may have damaged the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20110033733
    Abstract: The present invention is a dual configuration rechargeable battery for an electric powered vehicle where the battery in a first configuration provides a first chemical reaction discharging a battery electrolyte to generate an electrical current and with a reverse current, recharging the battery; and in a second configuration provides a second chemical reaction to generate a reverse electrical current and recharging the battery so that the battery returned to the first configuration is charged. The chemical for the second reaction is depleted and must be replenished to repeat the cycle. The battery in the second configuration provides both the recharging of the electrolyte and an electrical current for an electric powered vehicle while recharging. The charging current are equivalent to the discharging current so that the battery can be designed for operational current and not higher charging currents. Unlike recharging from an external source such as the power grid, the battery is used while recharging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20100198934
    Abstract: The present invention relates to workflow systems and methods. In one embodiment, the invention relates to integration of a calendar system with a workflow system where a calendar event can initiate a workflow by sending a message to a form route manager. The completion of a workflow or step in the workflow can result in sending a message to a calendar system to generate an event. In another embodiment, the invention relates to the integration of workflow with a project management system that includes project segments, which are processes that can be defined and controlled by workflow routes. The project management system sends a message to the workflow system to initiate workflow and the workflow system sends a message to the project management system, for example, at the completion of the workflow route. The relationship between the workflow routes can maintain the relationship between the project segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Norman Ken OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20100185522
    Abstract: This invention is related to electronic information transfer between trading partners and more particularly to the use of a physical item identifier affixed to a physical item for tracking the item using physical identification systems. The invention further discloses the catalogs, catalog queries and processes to provide the information to initialize the item in the physical identification systems. In the present invention, a machine-readable item identifier is affixed to a physical item. The identifier is unique and is used to identify the item. The item identifier has three segments: 1) catalog identifier, 2) item description identifier, and 3) physical item identifier. The catalog identifier is used to determine the catalog that provides the item description and a description specific to the physical item. The item description identifier is used to query the catalog, which returns the description of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20100179917
    Abstract: This invention is related to electronic information transfer between trading partners and more particularly to the use of a physical item identifier affixed to a physical item for tracking the item using physical identification systems. The invention further discloses the catalogs, catalog queries and processes to provide the information to initialize the item in the physical identification systems. In the present invention, a machine-readable item identifier is affixed to a physical item. The identifier is unique and is used to identify the item. The item identifier has three segments: 1) catalog identifier, 2) item description identifier, and 3) physical item identifier. The catalog identifier is used to determine the catalog that provides the item description and a description specific to the physical item. The item description identifier is used to query the catalog, which returns the description of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Patent number: 7734506
    Abstract: This invention is related to electronic information transfer between trading partners and more particularly to the use of a physical item identifier affixed to a physical item for tracking the item using physical identification systems. The invention further discloses the catalogs, catalog queries and processes to provide the information to initialize the item in the physical identification systems. In the present invention, a machine-readable item identifier is affixed to a physical item. The identifier is unique and is used to identify the item. The item identifier has three segments: 1) catalog identifier, 2) item description identifier, and 3) physical item identifier. The catalog identifier is used to determine the catalog that provides the item description and a description specific to the physical item. The item description identifier is used to query the catalog, which returns the description of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Patent number: 7707259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to workflow systems and methods. In one embodiment, the invention relates to integration of a calendar system with a workflow system where a calendar event can initiate a workflow by sending a message to a form route manager. The completion of a workflow or step in the workflow can result in sending a message to a calendar system to generate an event. In another embodiment, the invention relates to the integration of workflow with a project management system that includes project segments, which are processes that can be defined and controlled by workflow routes. The project management system sends a message to the workflow system to initiate workflow and the workflow system sends a message to the project management system, for example, at the completion of the workflow route. The relationship between the workflow routes can maintain the relationship between the project segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Patent number: 7702737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to workflow systems and methods. In one embodiment, the invention relates to integration of a calendar system with a workflow system where a calendar event can initiate a workflow by sending a message to a form route manager. The completion of a workflow or step in the workflow can result in sending a message to a calendar system to generate an event. In another embodiment, the invention relates to the integration of workflow with a project management system that includes project segments, which are processes that can be defined and controlled by workflow routes. The project management system sends a message to the workflow system to initiate workflow and the workflow system sends a message to the project management system, for example, at the completion of the workflow route. The relationship between the workflow routes can maintain the relationship between the project segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Patent number: 7702736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to workflow systems and methods. In one embodiment, the invention relates to integration of a calendar system with a workflow system where a calendar event can initiate a workflow by sending a message to a form route manager. The completion of a workflow or step in the workflow can result in sending a message to a calendar system to generate an event. In another embodiment, the invention relates to the integration of workflow with a project management system that includes project segments, which are processes that can be defined and controlled by workflow routes. The project management system sends a message to the workflow system to initiate workflow and the workflow system sends a message to the project management system, for example, at the completion of the workflow route. The relationship between the workflow routes can maintain the relationship between the project segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Patent number: 7680704
    Abstract: In the present invention, items are described with a compact item descriptor where two items with the same compact item descriptor are interchangeable. The compact item descriptor can be generated for an item using a classification process and a set of parameters with values that describe the item. An organization assigns an identifier, a part number, to an item. The compact descriptor for the part number is stored in the item description field of the materials planning system and in the Approved Manufacturing List, AML. The AML identifies the supplier and supplier part number that may be ordered as the item. The Bill of Materials, BoM, for a product, is the parts list to build the product. The AML is used to identify the suppliers and supplier part number to purchase items needed to build the product The AML may contain errors and must be validated by the contract manufacturing company, called an EMS, Electronic Manufacturing Service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Patent number: 7546346
    Abstract: The present invention relates to workflow systems and methods. In one embodiment, the invention relates to integration of a calendar system with a workflow system where a calendar event can initiate a workflow by sending a message to a form route manager. The completion of a workflow or step in the workflow can result in sending a message to a calendar system to generate an event. In another embodiment, the invention relates to the integration of workflow with a project management system that includes project segments, which are processes that can be defined and controlled by workflow routes. The project management system sends a message to the workflow system to initiate workflow and the workflow system sends a message to the project management system, for example, at the completion of the workflow route. The relationship between the workflow routes can maintain the relationship between the project segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Patent number: 7428691
    Abstract: In the past, storage unit (disk drive) failures were the primary cause of data loss in a storage system. With higher unit reliability and higher bit density, random bit errors have become the primary cause of data loss. Most data recovery mechanisms treat reconstruction of redundant information on the same level as data reconstruction. In reality, data reconstruction is more important and asymmetry between data protection and redundant information protection provides trade-offs of data recoverability against performance. The present invention provides data recovery from both a first number of data block failures due to random bit failures and a second number of storage unit failures while providing update write performance equivalent to data protection mechanisms with lower data recovery capabilities. The level protection from number of data block failures, the number of unit failures, and update write performance are parameterized to select a desired combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20080140793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to workflow systems and methods. In one embodiment, the invention relates to integration of a calendar system with a workflow system where a calendar event can initiate a workflow by sending a message to a form route manager. The completion of a workflow or step in the workflow can result in sending a message to a calendar system to generate an event. In another embodiment, the invention relates to the integration of workflow with a project management system that includes project segments, which are processes that can be defined and controlled by workflow routes. The project management system sends a message to the workflow system to initiate workflow and the workflow system sends a message to the project management system, for example, at the completion of the workflow route. The relationship between the workflow routes can maintain the relationship between the project segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20080140792
    Abstract: The present invention relates to workflow systems and methods. In one embodiment, the invention relates to integration of a calendar system with a workflow system where a calendar event can initiate a workflow by sending a message to a form route manager. The completion of a workflow or step in the workflow can result in sending a message to a calendar system to generate an event. In another embodiment, the invention relates to the integration of workflow with a project management system that includes project segments, which are processes that can be defined and controlled by workflow routes. The project management system sends a message to the workflow system to initiate workflow and the workflow system sends a message to the project management system, for example, at the completion of the workflow route. The relationship between the workflow routes can maintain the relationship between the project segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Norman Ken Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20070294490
    Abstract: A memory leveling system updates physical memory blocks, or blocks, to maintain generally even wear. The system maintains an update count for each block, incrementing a wear level count when the update count reaches a wear level threshold. The system compares a wear level of blocks to determine whether to update a block in place or move data on the block to a less-worn physical block. The system groups the blocks into wear level groups identified by a common wear level to identify blocks that are being worn at a faster or slower than average rate. If an empty block count of a least worn group drops below a threshold, the system moves data from one of the blocks in the least worn group to an empty block in a most worn group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Francis FREITAS, Michael Anthony KO, Norman Ken OUCHI