Patents by Inventor Soh Masuko

Soh Masuko 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: 10354285
    Abstract: An information provision device includes a reception unit that receives a display request for a product from a terminal of a user; an access-history acquisition unit that refers to an access-history storage unit that stores therein an access history indicating a purchase history or a viewing history of a product, and identifies a product that the user has ever purchased or viewed; an image extraction unit that extracts an image containing the product indicated by the display request and the product identified by the access-history acquisition unit from an image storage unit that stores therein a product combination image; and a transmission unit that transmits information including the image extracted by the image extraction unit to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Publication number: 20190213410
    Abstract: Increasing the probability that an image showing the front face of a display object is displayed initially is enabled. An image extraction device acquires position information indicating a position of a display object and display object information indicating the display object. The image extraction device extracts a partial image including the acquired display object information from images photographed from at least one spot located within a predetermined distance of a position indicated by the acquired position information. The image extraction device outputs the extracted partial image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh MASUKO, Naho KONO, Ryosuke KUROKI
  • Publication number: 20190199988
    Abstract: Content data representing content that includes at least one or more components is acquired. Projection area data representing a projection area is acquired. A deteriorated part, which is a part where a projection condition is deteriorated in the projection area, is identified based on the projection area data. A priority of the component included in the content is identified. Display deterioration of the content, which is caused by the deteriorated part, is suppressed based on a position of the identified deteriorated part in the projection area, the content data displayed on the projection area, a threshold according to the identified priority, and a degree of deterioration indicative of a level of deterioration of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Soh MASUKO
  • Patent number: 10331730
    Abstract: An attribute display system includes an acquisition means configured to acquire specifying information that specifies a plurality of images selected by a user from among a plurality of images presented to the user, each of the plurality of presented images being associated with attributes being text information depicting appearance shown in the images, a counting means configured to acquire attributes associated with the images specified by the specifying information and count images associated with the acquired attributes, and a display control means configured to display frequency information indicating magnitude of counts for at least a plurality of attributes with larger counts among the attributes for which the number of images is calculated by the counting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Enkhbat Davaasuren, Shigaku Iwabuchi, Jiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10282731
    Abstract: The present invention includes acquiring purchase history information related to a product purchased by a user, from a storage means that stores the purchase history information (S2), generating and acquiring an image object indicating a display mode which changes in response to purchase history information (S3), generating a web page which displays the image object, and transmitting the web page to a terminal device through a network and displaying the web page (S5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Hiroshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20190124306
    Abstract: To prevent visibility of content from being partially lowered due to existence of a projection unsuitable area while effectively utilizing a projection suitable area. Provided is a content projection control method including the steps of obtaining content data indicating content including a plurality of objects, each object including one or more images or a plurality of characters, obtaining projection area data indicating a projection area, determining a projection unsuitable area, which is not suitable for projection in the projection area, based on the projection area data, generating a plurality of arrangement units from the content indicated by the content data, each arrangement unit including one object or a plurality of adjacent objects, and changing a layout of the arrangement units by determining a projection position of each arrangement unit based on a position of the projection unsuitable area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Soh MASUKO
  • Patent number: 10121226
    Abstract: An information processing device sets a second scaling factor used to display a character image extracted from an image. The second scaling factor is different from a first scaling factor used to display a background image extracted from the image. The information processing device adjusts at least either the character image changed in display size with the second scaling factor or the background image changed in display size with the first scaling factor, based on the relationship between the display state of the character image changed in display size and the display state of the surrounding area of the character image that has been changed in display size and is overlaid on the background image changed in display size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Hiromi Hirano, Naoki Ogawa, Rikio Onai, Makoto Okabe
  • Patent number: 10108639
    Abstract: Based on information being associated with one image among a plurality of images and concerning an object of the one image and information being associated with another image among the plurality of images and concerning an object of the other image, a characteristic information specification unit specifies characteristic information of the object of the one image as compared with the object of the other image. A characteristic information obtaining unit obtains the characteristic information specified by the characteristic information specification unit. A display control unit displays a screen image including a plurality of images on a display unit. Further, the display control unit displays the characteristic information so as to be associated with the one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Keiji Shinzato
  • Patent number: 10091474
    Abstract: Coordination of two actual objects can be checked even if it is difficult to match the objects each other at the same place. An image processing device acquires a projection image that includes an image of a first object projected on a projection surface, and identifies an area, in the projection image projected by projecting means, blocked by a second object in front of the projection surface. The image processing device has projection control means for controlling the projecting means so that a size of the image of the first object projected on the projection surface is life-size, and the projecting means projects the projection image in which a color of the area identified by the object identifying means is replaced by a predetermined color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Yasuyuki Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20180253446
    Abstract: An image display system includes an acquisition means for acquiring operation information containing a moving direction and a moving amount of an input position in an input operation on a first display object, the input operation being performed when the first display object is displayed on a display device, an extraction means for, when the moving amount of the input position in a predetermined first direction exceeds a predetermined threshold, acquiring a first attribute parameter of the first display object which corresponds to the first direction, and extracting a second display object associated with the first display object and having a first attribute parameter different from the first display object from a storage means where a plurality of display objects are associated with attribute parameters, and a display control means for displaying the second display object extracted by the extraction means, instead of the first display object, on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh MASUKO, Tomoyuki MUKASA
  • Patent number: 10037497
    Abstract: An information provision device according to one embodiment includes a receiving unit, an extraction unit, a setting unit and a presentation unit. The receiving unit receives search criteria. The extraction unit extracts reservation acceptance information of the target facility corresponding to a past determination target period based on the search criteria by referring to a storage unit storing reservation acceptance information of a facility. The setting unit calculates a rate of decrease from an initial number of vacancies in the target facility during the past determination target period based on the extracted reservation acceptance information, and when there is a date of change when the number of vacancies has changed to be less than a specified threshold during the determination target period, sets an estimated date for a reservation request. The presentation unit outputs the value set-as estimate information for reservation request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 10013403
    Abstract: A browsing system (1) comprises a terminal (100) for extracting additional information specifying characters or character strings that should be added to an image, from a document or text character strings that are to be transformed contained in a program specified by that document. In addition, the browsing system (1) comprises an image server (200) that receives an image request and sends as an image response an image to which are added characters or character strings specified by the additional information designated by an image parameter specified in the received image request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9996516
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device capable of displaying an annotation in an appropriate position. An image obtaining unit obtains an image. An annotation target information obtaining unit obtains annotation target information for indicating an annotation target to which to add an annotation, the annotation target being including in the image. An annotation information obtaining unit obtains annotation information indicating an annotation. A display position determination unit determines a display position of the annotation based on the position or the area of the annotation target. A data output unit outputs data on the image with the annotation displayed in the display position determined by the display position determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9996909
    Abstract: A clothing image processing device acquires an image of a first item, the first item being placed in a projection direction of a projection device and worn on one of a plurality of parts of a human body; measures a position of a specific portion of the first item in the acquired image; determines a position of a second item based on the measured position of the specific portion and on a specific portion of the second item; adjusts, based on a position of a projection target onto which the projection device projects and the position of the second item, a size and position of an image of the second item that is to be projected onto the projection target; and controls the projection device so that the adjusted image of the second item is projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Yasuyuki Hayashi, Tetsuya Hoshi
  • Patent number: 9953364
    Abstract: A first display control unit displays, on a display unit, a first screen relating to a list of selection candidates serving as candidates to be selected by a user. The first display control unit displays the first screen on which a plurality of the same or similar selection candidates are aggregated into one representative selection candidate. A display object setting unit sets, as a display object to be displayed on a second screen that is displayed when the user selects the representative selection candidate, any one of the plurality of selection candidates that are aggregated into the representative selection candidate based on information on at least two selection candidates among the plurality of selection candidates. A second display control unit displays, on the display unit, when the user selects the representative selection candidate, the second screen relating to the selection candidate set as the display object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9904711
    Abstract: An information provision device according to one embodiment includes an acquisition unit, a counting unit, and a presentation unit. The acquisition unit refers to data containing a location of a facility, a comment posted by a user of the facility, and a date of use of the facility by the user in association with one another, and acquires a set of an area where the facility is located, a keyword extracted from the comment, and a period corresponding to the date of use. The counting unit counts the number of sets in each time during a specified period for each pair of the area and the keyword and thereby obtains a distribution of the number. The presentation unit outputs information about the pair having a burst time where the number is larger than in other times by a specified criterion or more, in association with the burst time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9905030
    Abstract: An image processing device according to the present invention includes a display manner determination unit for determining a display manner of a second text in a cover image to be superimposed onto an original image integrated with a first text, so as to satisfy a predetermined condition concerning a coverage extent by which the first text in the original image is covered by the second text in the cover image, and for outputting position specifying data specifying a superimpose position at which the cover image integrated with the second text to be displayed in the display manner determined is superimposed onto the original image, so as to be correlated to the cover image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9886192
    Abstract: An inclination detection unit detects an inclination of the terminal device. A screen image rotation unit rotates a screen image when an inclination state of the terminal device detected by the inclination detection unit becomes a predetermined state. A touched position detection unit detects a position touched by a user. A comparison unit compares the position touched by the user before the inclination state of the terminal device becomes the predetermined state and the position touched by the user when or after the inclination state of the terminal device becomes the predetermined state. A suppression unit suppresses a rotation of the screen image by the screen image rotation unit, based on a result of comparison by the comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9880630
    Abstract: To enable a user to easily select a selection element, a user interface device includes image capturing means for capturing an image of a user viewing a display screen, recognition means for recognizing the position of a reference part of the user's body appearing in the captured image, which differs from a selection position that is a position for the user to select a selection element displayed on the display screen, display position determination means for determining a display position of the selection element based on the position of the reference part appearing in the image, and display means for displaying the selection element in the determined display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Masato Hagiwara
  • Publication number: 20170323425
    Abstract: An information processing device sets a second scaling factor used to display a character image extracted from an image. The second scaling factor is different from a first scaling factor used to display a background image extracted from the image. The information processing device adjusts at least either the character image changed in display size with the second scaling factor or the background image changed in display size with the first scaling factor, based on the relationship between the display state of the character image changed in display size and the display state of the surrounding area of the character image that has been changed in display size and is overlaid on the background image changed in display size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh MASUKO, Hiromi HIRANO, Naoki OGAWA, Rikio ONAI, Makoto OKABE