Patents by Inventor Tomio Amano

Tomio Amano 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: 9703689
    Abstract: Detection of defects in an online system includes, for example, receiving, by one or more processor, a plurality of search conditions regarding a search screen of the online system, generating, by the one or more processor, a plurality of test models having factors based on the plurality of search conditions and levels having one or more of the search conditions, generating, by the one or more processor, a plurality of test cases based on the generated plurality of test models having the factors based on the plurality of search conditions and the levels having one or more of the search conditions, and executing, by the one or more processor, the plurality of test cases on the online system to detect defects in the online system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Amano, Natsumi Kurashima, Hirofumi Matsuzawa, Rei Suginaka, Masaru Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20170123962
    Abstract: Detection of defects in an online system includes, for example, receiving, by one or more processor, a plurality of search conditions regarding a search screen of the online system, generating, by the one or more processor, a plurality of test models having factors based on the plurality of search conditions and levels having one or more of the search conditions, generating, by the one or more processor, a plurality of test cases based on the generated plurality of test models having the factors based on the plurality of search conditions and the levels having one or more of the search conditions, and executing, by the one or more processor, the plurality of test cases on the online system to detect defects in the online system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Tomio AMANO, Natsumi KURASHIMA, Hirofumi MATSUZAWA, Rei SUGINAKA, Masaru YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8950661
    Abstract: A desktop metaphor system. There is included a physical, non-virtual icon card corresponding to a certain computer application and a computer separate from the icon card. The computer includes a computer readable storage medium for storing computer applications, one of which is the certain computer application, and a computer processor. The computer processor includes an icon detection module to detect the approaching of the icon card to the computer and recognize the certain computer application corresponding to the icon card; an application context memory module for storing application context for an application running on the computer processor and for storing application context for the certain application corresponding to the icon card and stored in storage; and an event processing logic module for switching between the application, if any, currently running on the computer processor and the certain application corresponding to the icon card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Tomio Amano
  • Publication number: 20140091134
    Abstract: A desktop metaphor system. There is included a physical, non-virtual icon card corresponding to a certain computer application and a computer separate from the icon card. The computer includes a computer readable storage medium for storing computer applications, one of which is the certain computer application, and a computer processor. The computer processor includes an icon detection module to detect the approaching of the icon card to the computer and recognize the certain computer application corresponding to the icon card; an application context memory module for storing application context for an application running on the computer processor and for storing application context for the certain application corresponding to the icon card and stored in storage; and an event processing logic module for switching between the application, if any, currently running on the computer processor and the certain application corresponding to the icon card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Tomio Amano
  • Patent number: 8645908
    Abstract: A computer implemented rule for verifying consistency in design documents is modeled as a set of associations among deliverable components, and a descriptive text explaining the specification is generated in combination with a text template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Tomio Amano
  • Publication number: 20120054713
    Abstract: A computer implemented rule for verifying consistency in design documents is modeled as a set of associations among deliverable components, and a descriptive text explaining the specification is generated in combination with a text template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomio Amano
  • Patent number: 8102273
    Abstract: A method for guiding a user to connect a peripheral component to a unit of electronic equipment includes the user tapping upon one of a plurality of connector interfaces comprising the unit of electronic equipment. In response to the tapping, the one tapped connector interface is identified and the user is notified of the identity of the one tapped connector interface. The identifying includes detecting the tapping at two or more sensors and processing signals generated by the sensors to detect the one tapped connector interface. The notifying includes articulating an identity of the one tapped connector interface using a voice synthesizer and loudspeaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Amano, Kimitake Hobo, Makoto Kobayashi, Ai Okada
  • Patent number: 7953790
    Abstract: A method is disclosed to maintain session continuity between a browser and an initial server in a cluster when the browser is transferred from the initial server to a different server and returned thereafter to the original server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Amano, Hirokazu Izumidate, Satoru Nunoya, Masahiro Ikarashi
  • Patent number: 7895259
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for managing activation of one or more application instances in a client machine in communication with a server across a network. The client machine is configured with a manager local to the client machine to manage the application instances. Data associated with the application instance(s) is maintained on the client machine. Prior to sending a communication to the server for an application, the manager ensures that an application instance is not present and activated local to the client machine for the same application. Accordingly, management of the application instances is maintained local to the client machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Tomio Amano
  • Patent number: 7792861
    Abstract: It is one object of the present invention to provide an access control system that employs an access control rule and that does not distinguish between data and the access control rule, so that the same flexible access control that is available for the data can also be provided for the access control rule. An access control system comprises: an access controller 200 for, in accordance with the access request, employing an access control rule defining an access right for the object to determine whether or not access to the object should be permitted; and an object storage unit 500 for storing a set of access control rules as objects equivalent to common data objects, wherein, upon the receipt of a request to access an access control rule, the access controller 200 determines whether or not access to the access control rule should be permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michiharu Kudoh, Tomio Amano
  • Publication number: 20100148980
    Abstract: A method for guiding a user to connect a peripheral component to a unit of electronic equipment includes the user tapping upon one of a plurality of connector interfaces comprising the unit of electronic equipment. In response to the tapping, the one tapped connector interface is identified and the user is notified of the identity of the one tapped connector interface. The identifying includes detecting the tapping at two or more sensors and processing signals generated by the sensors to detect the one tapped connector interface. The notifying includes articulating an identity of the one tapped connector interface using a voice synthesizer and loudspeaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomio Amano, Kimitake Hobo, Makoto Kobayashi, Ai Okada
  • Publication number: 20090248783
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for managing activation of one or more application instances in a client machine in communication with a server across a network. The client machine is configured with a manager local to the client machine to manage the application instances. Data associated with the application instance(s) is maintained on the client machine. Prior to sending a communication to the server for an application, the manager ensures that an application instance is not present and activated local to the client machine for the same application. Accordingly, management of the application instances is maintained local to the client machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomio Amano
  • Patent number: 7409390
    Abstract: The present invention provides access control methods, apparatus and systems that employ an access control rule and that does not distinguish between data and the access control rule, so that the same flexible access control that is available for the data can also be provided for the access control rule. In an example embodiment, an access control system comprises: an access controller for, in accordance with the access request, employing an access control rule defining an access right for the object to determine whether or not access to the object should be permitted; and an object storage unit for storing a set of access control rules as objects equivalent to common data objects, wherein, upon the receipt of a request to access an access control rule, the access controller determines whether or not access to the access control rule should be permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michiharu Kudoh, Tomio Amano
  • Publication number: 20070179954
    Abstract: It is one object of the present invention to provide an access control system that employs an access control rule and that does not distinguish between data and the access control rule, so that the same flexible access control that is available for the data can also be provided for the access control rule. An access control system comprises: an access controller 200 for, in accordance with the access request, employing an access control rule defining an access right for the object to determine whether or not access to the object should be permitted; and an object storage unit 500 for storing a set of access control rules as objects equivalent to common data objects, wherein, upon the receipt of a request to access an access control rule, the access controller 200 determines whether or not access to the access control rule should be permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: MICHIHARU KUDOH, TOMIO AMANO
  • Patent number: 6983056
    Abstract: As a document image on paper is usually black and white binary data, an embedding method for colored and multivalued data using a variation of light and dark could not be applied. When a document printed on paper was captured by a scanner or the like, it was difficult, since it had changed at a pixel level, to stably detect embedded additional watermarking information. A text area is detected from a document image, and the features of the detected text area are increased or decreased, or the detected text area is split into two or more subblocks, and the subblocks are divided into two or more groups, of which features are increased or decreased respectively so as to embed additional watermarking information. When detecting a watermark, additional watermarking information is detected by comparing the integrated values of the features acquired from the respective groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Tomio Amano
  • Patent number: 6782509
    Abstract: A method and a system for embedding information in document data that include text written in a page description language. First, an analysis is made of the layout of the document data in which information is to be embedded. Then, based on the analysis of the layout, a sequence of locations is generated whereat the information is to be embedded. A page description of the text at a determined location is changed in accordance with the embedded information. As a result, the information is embedded in document data that include text written in a page description language. The sequence of locations is generated by producing a string of sequential pseudo-random numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Hirayama, Tomio Amano, Shuichi Shimizu, Norishige Morimoto
  • Patent number: 6647388
    Abstract: It is one object of the present invention to use an access control process to evaluate under a specific condition an access permission request. An access control system 100 comprises a resource document 40 in which a policy description is stored; a policy evaluation module 10 for receiving an external request 110 for accessing the data file, for extracting, from the resource document 40, the policy description that is associated with target data for the access request 110, and for evaluating the policy description to determine whether or not the access request 110 is to be permitted; an enforcement function verification module 20 for, when an existing condition can not be evaluated using only the information included in the policy evaluation module 10, determining whether the condition can be evaluated or can be established; and an enforcement module 30 for evaluating or establishing the condition that, in accordance with the enforcement function verification module 20, can be evaluated or established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Numao, Michiharu Kudoh, Tomio Amano
  • Publication number: 20030187871
    Abstract: A method is disclosed to maintain session continuity between a browser and an initial server in a cluster when the browser is transferred from the initial server to a different server and returned thereafter to the original server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Amano, Hirokazu Izumidate, Satoru Nunoya, Masahiro Ikarashi
  • Publication number: 20020120647
    Abstract: Detecting errors or incorrect conversions that tend to occur during the re-input of text in a markup description language used to write data or sentences is provided. A first computer comprises: a markup addition profile, which includes information used for replacing with tags a predetermined portion in XML application data; and an error prevention/detection/correction markup addition module, for replacing with tags, while referring to the markup addition profile, the predetermined portion of the application data, for generating and outputting application data that includes correction information. A second computer comprises: an error detection/correction module, for receiving the application data that includes correction information, for recognizing a tag set included in the data, and for detecting errors or incorrect conversions in the application data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Applicant: IBM Corporation
    Inventor: Tomio Amano
  • Publication number: 20020077803
    Abstract: The present invention provides access control methods, apparatus and systems that employ an access control rule and that does not distinguish between data and the access control rule, so that the same flexible access control that is available for the data can also be provided for the access control rule. In an example embodiment, an access control system comprises: an access controller for, in accordance with the access request, employing an access control rule defining an access right for the object to determine whether or not access to the object should be permitted; and an object storage unit for storing a set of access control rules as objects equivalent to common data objects, wherein, upon the receipt of a request to access an access control rule, the access controller determines whether or not access to the access control rule should be permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: Michiharu Kudoh, Tomio Amano