Patents by Inventor Shigeki Nimiya

Shigeki Nimiya 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: 20210142308
    Abstract: A transaction processing system includes a register, a settlement calculator, a receiver, and a controller. The register is configured to receive a communication from a terminal used by a customer. The communication indicates that a target commodity is to be purchased by the customer at the terminal. The settlement calculator is configured to perform settlement processing to facilitate settlement by the customer for a price associated with the target commodity. The receiver is configured to determine whether the target commodity is a commodity requiring confirmation. The receiver is also configured to acquire data associated with the target commodity in response to determining that the target commodity is a commodity requiring confirmation. The controller configured to compare the data to predetermined release data and to cause the settlement calculator to perform the settlement processing in response to the data being the predetermined release data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumio NAKATSUKASA, Mikio ITO, Kiyomitu YAMAGUCHI, Shigeki NIMIYA, Tsuyoshi KAWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210142306
    Abstract: A transaction processing system includes at least one processor including a registering unit and a deleting unit. The at least one processor is configured to register, as purchased commodities, commodities designated by operation in an operation device in a terminal apparatus. The at least one processor is configured to delete, from the purchased commodities: in a first case in which a predetermined operation is performed in the operational device for designating one of the commodities on a list screen, in the display device, the list screen representing a list of the commodities registered as the purchased commodities by the at least one processor, wherein the commodity designated by the operation is deleted from the purchased commodities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeki NIMIYA, Fumio NAKATSUKASA, Mikio ITO, Kiyomitu YAMAGUCHI, Tsuyoshi KAWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210056558
    Abstract: A checkout system includes a store server including a first network interface, a first memory that stores payment information indicating payment methods accepted at a store, and a first processor configured to, upon receipt of a request from a customer terminal, control the first network interface to transmit the payment information to the customer terminal. The system also includes a registration server including a second network interface, a second memory, and a second processor configured to acquire the payment information from the customer terminal via the second network interface. Upon receipt of a commodity ID of a commodity from the customer terminal via the second network interface, the second processor registers the commodity ID in the second memory and, upon receipt of a request for checkout from the customer terminal, performs checkout processing using the registered commodity ID and the payment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Fumio NAKATSUKASA, Mikio ITO, Kiyomitu YAMAGUCHI, Shigeki NIMIYA, Tsuyoshi KAWAMOTO, Nobuhiro SUGITA
  • Patent number: 10719821
    Abstract: A merchandise sales data processing apparatus includes a code reading unit configured to read a code of a customer purchasing a merchandise, an electronic receipt issuing instruction unit configured to receive an instruction for issuing electronic receipt information associated with merchandise sales data, an electronic receipt generation unit configured to generate the electronic receipt information in correlation with the code of the customer when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction unit, a transmission unit configured to transmit a company code indicating a company and the electronic receipt information generated by the electronic receipt generation unit to an electronic receipt server, and a receipt printing unit configured to print a paper receipt associated with the merchandise sales data when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is not received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction uni
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Gotanda, Taro Ando, Yumiko Okuma, Yasutsugu Sasaki, Katsuhito Mochizuki, Shigeki Nimiya
  • Patent number: 10685339
    Abstract: A check-out system includes a registration apparatus and a plurality of payment apparatuses. The registration apparatus receives input of merchandise information and receives input of a user code in connection. The registration apparatus generates payment identification based on the input merchandise information. The registration apparatus transmits the payment information. If the user code is input in the registration apparatus, the payment information is transmitted in correspondence with the user code. One of the payment apparatuses receives input of the user code. In response to the user code being input, the payment apparatus transmits a request for the payment information that was transmitted in correspondence with the user code. The payment apparatus receives the payment information that was transmitted in correspondence with the user code. The payment apparatus processes payment with respect to the received payment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeki Nimiya, Hiroyuki Aikawa
  • Publication number: 20190287087
    Abstract: A check-out system includes a registration apparatus and a plurality of payment apparatuses. The registration apparatus receives input of merchandise information and receives input of a user code in connection. The registration apparatus generates payment identification based on the input merchandise information. The registration apparatus transmits the payment information. If the user code is input in the registration apparatus, the payment information is transmitted in correspondence with the user code. One of the payment apparatuses receives input of the user code. In response to the user code being input, the payment apparatus transmits a request for the payment information that was transmitted in correspondence with the user code. The payment apparatus receives the payment information that was transmitted in correspondence with the user code. The payment apparatus processes payment with respect to the received payment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeki NIMIYA, Hiroyuki AIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190205860
    Abstract: A merchandise sales data processing apparatus includes a code reading unit configured to read a code of a customer purchasing a merchandise, an electronic receipt issuing instruction unit configured to receive an instruction for issuing electronic receipt information associated with merchandise sales data, an electronic receipt generation unit configured to generate the electronic receipt information in correlation with the code of the customer when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction unit, a transmission unit configured to transmit a company code indicating a company and the electronic receipt information generated by the electronic receipt generation unit to an electronic receipt server, and a receipt printing unit configured to print a paper receipt associated with the merchandise sales data when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is not received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction uni
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Taro ANDO, Yumiko OKUMA, Yasutsugu SASAKI, Katsuhito MOCHIZUKI, Shigeki NIMIYA
  • Patent number: 10311418
    Abstract: A check-out system includes a registration apparatus and a plurality of payment apparatuses. The registration apparatus receives input of merchandise information and receives input of a user code in connection. The registration apparatus generates payment identification based on the input merchandise information. The registration apparatus transmits the payment information. If the user code is input in the registration apparatus, the payment information is transmitted in correspondence with the user code. One of the payment apparatuses receives input of the user code. In response to the user code being input, the payment apparatus transmits a request for the payment information that was transmitted in correspondence with the user code. The payment apparatus receives the payment information that was transmitted in correspondence with the user code. The payment apparatus processes payment with respect to the received payment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeki Nimiya, Hiroyuki Aikawa
  • Patent number: 10229405
    Abstract: A merchandise sales data processing apparatus includes a code reading unit configured to read a code of a customer purchasing a merchandise, an electronic receipt issuing instruction unit configured to receive an instruction for issuing electronic receipt information associated with merchandise sales data, an electronic receipt generation unit configured to generate the electronic receipt information in correlation with the code of the customer when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction unit, a transmission unit configured to transmit a company code indicating a company and the electronic receipt information generated by the electronic receipt generation unit to an electronic receipt server, and a receipt printing unit configured to print a paper receipt associated with the merchandise sales data when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is not received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction uni
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Gotanda, Taro Ando, Yumiko Okuma, Yasutsugu Sasaki, Katsuhito Mochizuki, Shigeki Nimiya
  • Publication number: 20170132605
    Abstract: A merchandise sales data processing apparatus includes a code reading unit configured to read a code of a customer purchasing a merchandise, an electronic receipt issuing instruction unit configured to receive an instruction for issuing electronic receipt information associated with merchandise sales data, an electronic receipt generation unit configured to generate the electronic receipt information in correlation with the code of the customer when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction unit, a transmission unit configured to transmit a company code indicating a company and the electronic receipt information generated by the electronic receipt generation unit to an electronic receipt server, and a receipt printing unit configured to print a paper receipt associated with the merchandise sales data when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is not received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction uni
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Taro ANDO, Yumiko OKUMA, Yasutsugu SASAKI, Katsuhito MOCHIZUKI, Shigeki NIMIYA
  • Publication number: 20170091738
    Abstract: A check-out system includes a registration apparatus and a plurality of payment apparatuses. The registration apparatus receives input of merchandise information and receives input of a user code in connection. The registration apparatus generates payment identification based on the input merchandise information. The registration apparatus transmits the payment information. If the user code is input in the registration apparatus, the payment information is transmitted in correspondence with the user code. One of the payment apparatuses receives input of the user code. In response to the user code being input, the payment apparatus transmits a request for the payment information that was transmitted in correspondence with the user code. The payment apparatus receives the payment information that was transmitted in correspondence with the user code. The payment apparatus processes payment with respect to the received payment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Shigeki NIMIYA, Hiroyuki AIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170024416
    Abstract: An image recognition system includes a data storage that stores, in association with each of a plurality of reference articles, a feature value calculated from an image of the reference article and a category group to which the reference article belongs, a camera configured to capture an image of an article to be identified, a display, and a processor. The processor is configured to calculate a feature value of the article to be identified, based on the captured image, determine a top candidate based on a similarity level between the feature value of the article to be identified and each of the feature values of the reference articles, select one or more reference articles that belong to a category group to which the top candidate belongs, as one or more candidates, and control the display to display one or more objects corresponding to the one or more candidates, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventor: Shigeki NIMIYA
  • Publication number: 20170017946
    Abstract: A check-out system according to an embodiment includes a registration device and a payment device in communication with the registration device. The registration device generates payment information including a payment amount required for a transaction. The registration device can acquire a user code. The payment information is sent to the payment device. If the user code is acquired, the user code is sent to the payment device. The payment device performs a payment process based on the payment information. The payment device can also acquire the user code. The payment device generates receipt information. If the user code is not received from the registration device or acquired by the payment device, the payment device prints a receipt sheet. If the user code is received from the registration device or acquired by the payment device, the payment device transmits the user code and the receipt information to a management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Shigeki NIMIYA, Yasuhiro ARAI
  • Publication number: 20170017945
    Abstract: A check-out apparatus is disclosed in an embodiment. The apparatus generates payment information including a payment amount required for a transaction based on one or more received merchandise codes. The apparatus acquires a user code corresponding to a user of an electronic receipt service. The apparatus performs a payment process based on the payment information and input received from a customer, and generates receipt information including a list of the merchandise purchased in the transaction and information regarding the payment process. If the user code is not acquired, the printer prints a receipt sheet based on the receipt information. If the user code is acquired, the apparatus transmits the user code and the receipt information to the electronic receipt management server which stores the receipt information in association with the user code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Shigeki NIMIYA, Kazuya Nambu
  • Publication number: 20160371769
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes at least extraction, first calculation, recognition, determination, operation receiving, and recording modules. The extraction module extracts a feature amount from an image of a commodity captured by an image capturing module. The first calculation module compares a feature amount of each commodity registered in a dictionary with the extracted feature amount to calculate a similarity degree. The recognition module recognizes, as a commodity candidate, a commodity having a similarity degree higher than a threshold value from registered commodities. The determination module determines, as the captured commodity, a commodity candidate having a highest similarity degree from recognized commodity candidates. The operation receiving module receives operation for instructing an occurrence of incorrect recognition for the determined commodity candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Shigeki Nimiya, Takashi Shibuya, Youji Tsunoda, Masatsugu Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9189782
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises an acquisition module configured to acquire an image of a commodity, a detection module configured to detect the commodity from the image acquired by the acquisition module, a recognition module configured to compare the feature amount of the commodity detected by the detection module with the feature amount of each reference commodity to recognize the reference commodity of which the similarity degree is greater than a threshold value as a commodity candidate, a commodity candidate display module configured to display the commodity candidates recognized before a given waiting time period elapses in the descending order of similarity degree, and then successively display the commodity candidates recognized after the waiting time period elapses in sequence, and a reception module configured to receive an operation of selecting one from the displayed commodity candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Nimiya
  • Publication number: 20150193758
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises an acquisition module configured to acquire an image of a commodity, a detection module configured to detect the commodity from the image acquired by the acquisition module, a recognition module configured to compare the feature amount of the commodity detected by the detection module with the feature amount of each reference commodity to recognize the reference commodity of which the similarity degree is greater than a threshold value as a commodity candidate, a commodity candidate display module configured to display the commodity candidates recognized before a given waiting time period elapses in the descending order of similarity degree, and then successively display the commodity candidates recognized after the waiting time period elapses in sequence, and a reception module configured to receive an operation of selecting one from the displayed commodity candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventor: Shigeki Nimiya
  • Publication number: 20150026018
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises an extraction module configured to extract a feature amount from an image of a commodity captured by an image capturing module; a calculation module configured to compare the feature amount of each commodity registered in a dictionary in association with instruction information instructing whether or not to execute automatic determination with the feature amount extracted by the extraction module to calculate a similarity degree therebetween; a recognition module configured to recognize a commodity of which the similarity degree is higher than a threshold value as a commodity candidate from the commodities registered in a dictionary; a determination module configured to determine the instruction information associated with the commodity candidate; and a display control module configured to selectably display each commodity candidate recognized by the recognition module if it is determined that the instruction information instructing not to execute the automatic de
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Shigeki Nimiya, Takashi Shibuya, Youji Tsunoda, Masatsugu Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20140249951
    Abstract: A merchandise sales data processing apparatus includes a code reading unit configured to read a code of a customer purchasing a merchandise, an electronic receipt issuing instruction unit configured to receive an instruction for issuing electronic receipt information associated with merchandise sales data, an electronic receipt generation unit configured to generate the electronic receipt information in correlation with the code of the customer when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction unit, a transmission unit configured to transmit a company code indicating a company and the electronic receipt information generated by the electronic receipt generation unit to an electronic receipt server, and a receipt printing unit configured to print a paper receipt associated with the merchandise sales data when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is not received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction uni
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Taro ANDO, Yumiko OKUMA, Yasutsugu SASAKI, Katsuhito MOCHIZUKI, Shigeki NIMIYA
  • Publication number: 20140250311
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises a connection unit configured to be connectable to a peripheral device, a communication unit configured to be communicable with an external apparatus, a reception unit configured to receive a request from the external apparatus through the communication unit, a first processing unit configured to enable, in a case where the request instructs to carry out a given processing, the peripheral device to execute the processing instructed by the request, and a second processing unit configured to control, in a case where the request instructs to turn on or turn off a specific peripheral device, to turn on or turn off the specific peripheral device in response to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahide Kubota, Shigeki Nimiya