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: 9792634
    Abstract: The present invention includes: acquiring inventory information related to the number of stock of a product, from a product storage means which stores the inventory information and acquiring a product image showing an image related to the product, from a product image storage means which stores the product image (S1), generating a web page for causing the product image which changes in response to the number of stock to be displayed on a terminal device and transmitting the generated web page to the terminal device to display (S3 to S7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Publication number: 20170199050
    Abstract: A user is induced to have the same experience as displayed in an image. Means that obtains content stored in a route search system obtains content stored in storing means for storing a plurality of items of image data, location information, and time information in association with one another. Display controlling means displays some of the items of image data on display means. Receiving means receives a selection of a location to visit from the displayed items of image data. Searching means determines a visiting location based on location information of the image data of the selected location, determines a visiting time based on time information of the image data, and searches a route for visiting the visiting location on the visiting time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventor: Soh MASUKO
  • Patent number: 9697282
    Abstract: Even when a user does not perform an operation to specify a division of attribute, a search condition for an attribute of a division desired by the user can be specified. A search apparatus includes a first determination unit that, for each of a plurality of input words input by a user in one input area in which at least keywords can be input, determines based on an input words whether or not the input word is a first attribute word representing a content of an attribute of a predetermined first division of a plurality of divisions of attributes had by a search object, and a search unit that searches for a search object by using a content, as a search condition of attribute of the first division, represented by the input word which is determined to be the first attribute word by the first determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9690778
    Abstract: An information processing system is configured to: acquire a plurality of converted character strings one by one, each of the plurality of converted character strings having been converted from a corresponding one of a plurality of original character strings included in an original image; generate, each time a converted character string is acquired, a converted image representing the converted character string for the original image corresponding to the acquired converted character string; and change a content of a foreground of an arrangement area of the original image in an object to be displayed on a screen to the converted image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9690804
    Abstract: The invention acquires article data (S1), extracts characteristic words from the acquired article data (S2), specifies a characteristic word which is not stored as a local area word in a database 12b which stores a local area word indicating a local area in association with geography information for specifying the local area, from the extracted characteristic words (S3), acquires a result of searching performed in a search device, according to the specified characteristic word (S4 and S5), specifies a local area related to article data based on the search result and finds geography information (S6), and stores the specified characteristic word in the database 12b as the local area word in association with the specified local area (S7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Hajime Masuda, Shigaku Iwabuchi
  • Patent number: 9690783
    Abstract: To reduce a processing load of a server in a system for displaying an image in which a text indicated by converted text data is superimposed on an image prepared in advance. Text-including image data including text data and image data for displaying a text-including image in which a text indicated by the text data is superimposed on an image indicated by the image data is obtained. Converted text data resulting from conversion of the text data included in the text-including image data is obtained. The text data included in the image data is replaced by the converted text data. A text-including image in which a text indicated by the replaced text data is superimposed on the image indicated by the image data is displayed in a client, based on the text-including image data including the replaced text data and the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9646576
    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 captured image obtaining unit obtains a captured image of an image capturing unit for capturing an image of a user seeing the screen image. A comparison unit compares a captured image of the image capturing unit before the inclination state of the terminal device becomes the predetermined state with a captured image of the image capturing unit 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: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9607323
    Abstract: Provided is a goods information providing system, including: a first position acquisition section (4) for acquiring from a position information DB (31) position information on goods specified by a shelf ID read by a reading unit (22); a related goods extraction section (5) for extracting from a related goods information DB (33) a related goods related to the goods specified by the shelf ID; a second position acquisition section (6) for acquiring from the position information DB (31) position information on the extracted related goods; a recommended goods determination section (8) for determining, as recommended goods, from among the extracted related goods, the related goods selected based on a position of the goods acquired by the first position acquisition section (4) and a position of the related goods acquired by the second position acquisition section (6); and an informing unit (23) for informing of information on the determined recommended goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Shigaku Iwabuchi, Shinichiro Tosa, Jiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9557891
    Abstract: An online shopping server (10) includes a receiving unit (17a) that, when a plurality of first item information are selected by a user operation on a user terminal (T), acquiring the plurality of selected first item information, a retrieval unit (17b) that recognizes a common item attribute among the plurality of acquired first item information and reads item information different from the plurality of first item information and corresponding to the common item attribute as second item information from an item database (14), and a transmitting unit (17c) that outputs the read second item information in order to display the second item information together with the common item attribute on the user terminal (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigaku Iwabuchi, Soh Masuko, Kenzo Nirasawa, Jiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170011067
    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: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh MASUKO, Enkhbat DAVAASUREN, Shigaku IWABUCHI, Jiro TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9519984
    Abstract: In a combined image obtained by superposing a character image on an image such that a second text rendered in the character image overlaps a first text rendered in the image, an image processing device according to the present invention determines a part of a character portion constituting a pre-translation character string, not covered by non-transparent pixels constituting a post-translation character string as a deficient pixel D, and corrects color attribute of the deficient pixel D in the combined image by utilizing color attribute of a part of the combined image or of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9514299
    Abstract: Authentication data indicates a plurality of types of operation which a user should perform in a predetermined order via a touch panel and a number of fingers, as to each one of the plurality of types of operation, with which the user should touch the touch panel when performing an operation corresponding to the one of the plurality of types of operation. An authentication processing execution unit executes authentication processing by determining, based on a result of detection by the touch panel, whether or not an operation corresponding to each of the plurality of types of operation has been performed in the predetermined order by touching the touch panel with a number of fingers set for each of the plurality of types of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Publication number: 20160352563
    Abstract: A user identifying system includes a user terminal and a server for communicating with the terminal. The terminal includes a detecting means that detects an event of a failure in accessing a service provided by the server, a recording means that records a timestamp indicating time of a failure in accessing the service when the event is detected, and a transmitting means that transmits, to the server, the timestamp and identification information allowing the server to identify the user of the terminal. The server includes a receiving means that receives the identification information and the timestamp transmitted from the transmitting means, and a specifying means that specifies a user identified by the identification information received by the receiving means when access by the terminal related to the timestamp has been made during an inaccessibility period wherein access to a service provided by the server has been unacceptable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh MASUKO, Takafumi INOUE
  • Patent number: 9489361
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device capable of executing a determination of a display position of annotation information in consideration of a characteristic part of a target image without having a person designate a characteristic part of the target image or a part other than a characteristic part of the target image. An area setting unit sets a plurality of areas within a target image. A calculation unit calculates, as to each of the plurality of areas, a total value of edge amounts of the pixels within the area. An annotation information display area determination unit determines a display area of annotation information, based on the total value of each of the plurality of areas. A data output unit outputs data on the target image with the annotation information displayed in the display area determined by the annotation information display area determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Publication number: 20160299890
    Abstract: An information processing system is configured to: acquire a plurality of converted character strings one by one, each of the plurality of converted character strings having been converted from a corresponding one of a plurality of original character strings included in an original image; generate, each time a converted character string is acquired, a converted image representing the converted character string for the original image corresponding to the acquired converted character string; and change a content of a foreground of an arrangement area of the original image in an object to be displayed on a screen to the converted image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Soh MASUKO
  • Publication number: 20160292757
    Abstract: A product evaluation device includes a receiving means for receiving product specifying information for specifying a product attribute, an acquisition means for acquiring designation in formation corresponding to a product attribute specified by the product specifying information from a storage means storing, for each product attribute, a genuine image showing a characteristic part for evaluating whether a product is a genuine product and designation information designating the characteristic part in association with each other, a request means for requesting a user to take a photograph by designating a characteristic part of the product based on the designation information acquired from the storage means and requesting a photographed image obtained by the photographing, and an output means for outputting an evaluation result obtained based on the photographed image provided in response to the request and the genuine image stored in the storage means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Udana BANDARA, Soh MASUKO
  • Publication number: 20160267131
    Abstract: A duplicate word acquisition unit acquires, as a duplicate word, when an item is selected by a user from a list of items to be selected by the user, a word contained in both text information associated with the item selected by the user and text information associated with another item having a predetermined relationship with the item selected by the user. A search condition setting unit sets a search condition for searching for an item similar to the item selected by the user based on the duplicate word. A search execution unit executes a search based on the search condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventor: Soh MASUKO
  • Publication number: 20160267107
    Abstract: An item extraction unit extracts, when a user selects an item from a list of items to be selected by the user, at least one item from among items that are not selected by the user. A word acquisition unit acquires a word that is contained in text information associated with the item selected by the user and is not contained in text information associated with the item extracted by the item extraction unit. A search condition setting unit sets a search condition for searching for an item that is similar to the item selected by the user based on the word acquired by the word acquisition unit. A search execution unit executes a search based on the search condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventor: Soh MASUKO
  • Patent number: 9443030
    Abstract: A server system receives a request for a Web page from a user terminal, extracts page data corresponding to the request from a Web DB, and transmits the page data to the user terminal. Further, the server system receives a request related to an object to be placed in a blank area of a Web page from the user terminal, extracts data corresponding to the request from an object DB, and transmits the extracted data or an object generated based on the data to the user terminal. The page data contains an embedded object display program for specifying a blank area of a Web page and placing an object in the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Hiromi Hirano
  • Publication number: 20160253744
    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: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventor: Soh MASUKO