Patents by Inventor Toshihiko Oda

Toshihiko Oda 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: 11270322
    Abstract: A sensor management unit transmits first sensing data obtained by a first sensor monitoring a target to an external device external to the sensor management unit. The sensor management unit includes a processor, and a memory storing a program. The memory stores obtaining condition information that defines obtaining conditions for obtaining a plurality of candidate items of metadata to be associated with the first sensing data. The program causes the processor to implement obtaining at least one of the candidate items of metadata in accordance with the obtaining conditions and transmitting, to the external device, the obtained first sensing data and the obtained metadata in a manner associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Oda, Tetsuji Yamato, Takeshi Naito, Sangryul Lee, Ryota Yamada, Shuichi Misumi
  • Patent number: 11182387
    Abstract: Provided are a dataflow control command generation apparatus, a dataflow control command generation method, and a dataflow control command generation program by which open data is distributed as appropriate and open data can be smoothly used by an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Naito, Tetsuji Yamato, Toshihiko Oda, Shuichi Misumi
  • Patent number: 11144595
    Abstract: First and second data catalogs each indicate sensing data attributes. The first and second data catalogs each include a first word indicating an observation object of a sensor that generated sensing data and a second word indicating an observation characteristic of the sensor. A score calculation unit includes a first weight determination part, a second weight determination part, and a score calculation part. The first weight determination part determines a first weight value relating to the observation object, based on the relationship between the first words included in the first and second data catalogs. The second weight determination part determines a second weight value relating to the observation characteristic, based on the relationship between the second words included in the first and second data catalogs. The score calculation part calculates a score relating to the coincidence of the first and second data catalogs, using the first and second weight values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Oda, Tetsuji Yamato, Takeshi Naito, Sangryul Lee, Shuichi Misumi, Ryota Yamada
  • Patent number: 11113125
    Abstract: A communication unit acquires sensor-side metadata, which is information relating to a sensor, and application-side metadata, which is information relating to an application. A comparison unit extracts a sensor that can provide the sensing data through matching between the sensor-side metadata and the application-side metadata, and a notification unit transmits, based on a result of the extraction, a data flow control command to a sensor management device. The sensor-side metadata and the application-side metadata contain data that can be handled as dynamic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Misumi, Toshihiko Oda, Tetsuji Yamato, Ryota Yamada
  • Patent number: 11036498
    Abstract: An instruction device includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire provided metadata, which is attribute information relating to one or more attributes of sensing data, the provided metadata having one or more hierarchy levels that contain information shared by a plurality of sensors; an acquiring unit configured to acquire usable metadata, which is attribute information relating to one or more attributes of an application; a matching unit configured to perform matching between the provided metadata and the usable metadata for each hierarchy level, calculate, for each hierarchy level, an inter-level matching degree that indicates a degree of matching in the hierarchy level, and extract a sensor capable of providing the sensing data that satisfies a request of the application, based on an overall matching degree; and an instruction unit configured to transmit a data flow control instruction that specifies the application and the extracted sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Oda, Ryota Yamada, Takeshi Naito, Sangryul Lee, Tetsuji Yamato, Shuichi Misumi
  • Publication number: 20210160322
    Abstract: A sensor management unit according to an aspect of the present invention includes: a sensing data acquisition portion configured to acquire sensing data obtained by a sensor observing a target; a metadata generating portion configured to generate, for the acquired sensing data, metadata indicating an attribute of the sensor; an identification code generating portion configured to generate a first identification code for identifying the sensing data, and a second identification code for identifying the metadata; and a communicating portion configured to transmit, to an external device, at least one of the sensing data to which the second identification code is added and the metadata to which the first identification code is added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji YAMATO, Takeshi NAITO, Toshihiko ODA, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210142340
    Abstract: A sensor management unit transmits first sensing data obtained by a first sensor monitoring a target to an external device external to the sensor management unit. The sensor management unit includes a processor, and a memory storing a program. The memory stores obtaining condition information that defines obtaining conditions for obtaining a plurality of candidate items of metadata to be associated with the first sensing data. The program causes the processor to implement obtaining at least one of the candidate items of metadata in accordance with the obtaining conditions and transmitting, to the external device, the obtained first sensing data and the obtained metadata in a manner associated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko ODA, Tetsuji YAMATO, Takeshi NAITO, Sangryul LEE, Ryota YAMADA, Shuichi MISUMI
  • Patent number: 10917472
    Abstract: One mode of the present invention is configured to acquire sensor-side metadata including a first label corresponding to a label showing a name given in order to identify event data, to acquire app-side metadata including a second label that is an event condition showing a condition of an event and corresponds to the label, to determine, in a case where sensing data satisfies a requirement of an application, whether the first label and the second label are identical, and to transmit, in the case where these labels are identical, a dataflow control command including information specifying a sensor, information specifying the application and the event condition included in the app-side metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Oda, Tetsuji Yamato, Shuichi Misumi, Sangryul Lee, Ryota Yamada, Takeshi Naito
  • Publication number: 20200184385
    Abstract: A sensor management unit includes a sensing data obtaining unit that obtains sensing data generated by a sensor, an output determination unit that determines whether the sensing data is allowed to be output to a user based on a data catalog storing an attribute of the sensing data and storing a first item allowed to be output to the user, and an output unit that outputs the sensing data to the user in accordance with a result of the determination by the output determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko ODA, Tetsuji YAMATO
  • Publication number: 20200099621
    Abstract: A sensing device management apparatus easily and appropriately generates a data catalog corresponding to sensor metadata. A device information obtaining unit obtains, based on data obtained by a sensing device for performing sensing on a measurement target, an address for obtaining device information about the sensing device, and obtains the device information by accessing the address. A data catalog generation unit generates a data catalog using the device information about the sensing device obtained by the device information obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko ODA, Tetsuji YAMATO, Takeshi NAITO, Sangryul LEE, Ryota YAMADA, Shuichi MISUMI
  • Publication number: 20200059519
    Abstract: One mode of the present invention is configured to acquire sensor-side metadata including a first label corresponding to a label showing a name given in order to identify event data, to acquire app-side metadata including a second label that is an event condition showing a condition of an event and corresponds to the label, to determine, in a case where sensing data satisfies a requirement of an application, whether the first label and the second label are identical, and to transmit, in the case where these labels are identical, a dataflow control command including information specifying a sensor, information specifying the application and the event condition included in the app-side metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko ODA, Tetsuji YAMATO, Shuichi MISUMI, Sangryul LEE, Ryota YAMADA, Takeshi NAITO
  • Publication number: 20200050635
    Abstract: First and second data catalogs each indicate sensing data attributes. The first and second data catalogs each include a first word indicating an observation object of a sensor that generated sensing data and a second word indicating an observation characteristic of the sensor. A score calculation unit includes a first weight determination part, a second weight determination part, and a score calculation part. The first weight determination part determines a first weight value relating to the observation object, based on the relationship between the first words included in the first and second data catalogs. The second weight determination part determines a second weight value relating to the observation characteristic, based on the relationship between the second words included in the first and second data catalogs . The score calculation part calculates a score relating to the coincidence of the first and second data catalogs, using the first and second weight values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko ODA, Tetsuji YAMATO, Takeshi NAITO, Sangryul LEE, Shuichi MISUMI, Ryota YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190317839
    Abstract: A communication unit acquires sensor-side metadata, which is information relating to a sensor, and application-side metadata, which is information relating to an application. A comparison unit extracts a sensor that can provide the sensing data through matching between the sensor-side metadata and the application-side metadata, and a notification unit transmits, based on a result of the extraction, a data flow control command to a sensor management device. The sensor-side metadata and the application-side metadata contain data that can be handled as dynamic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi MISUMI, Toshihiko ODA, Tetsuji YAMATO, Ryota YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190294436
    Abstract: An instruction device includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire provided metadata, which is attribute information relating to one or more attributes of sensing data, the provided metadata having one or more hierarchy levels that contain information shared by a plurality of sensors; an acquiring unit configured to acquire usable metadata, which is attribute information relating to one or more attributes of an application; a matching unit configured to perform matching between the provided metadata and the usable metadata for each hierarchy level, calculate, for each hierarchy level, an inter-level matching degree that indicates a degree of matching in the hierarchy level, and extract a sensor capable of providing the sensing data that satisfies a request of the application, based on an overall matching degree; and an instruction unit configured to transmit a data flow control instruction that specifies the application and the extracted sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko ODA, Ryota YAMADA, Takeshi NAITO, Sangryul LEE, Tetsuji YAMATO, Shuichi MISUMI
  • Publication number: 20190266162
    Abstract: Provided are a dataflow control command generation apparatus, a dataflow control command generation method, and a dataflow control command generation program by which open data is distributed as appropriate and open data can be smoothly used by an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi NAITO, Tetsuji YAMATO, Toshihiko ODA, Shuichi MISUMI
  • Publication number: 20180293587
    Abstract: A data distribution management system for mediating between a provider of data and a user of data includes a provider-side metadata acquisition means for acquiring provider-side metadata including data description information describing a specification of data to be provided and provision request information describing a desired condition on a provider side, a user-side metadata acquisition means for acquiring user-side metadata including data description information describing a specification of data that is desired to be used and use request information describing a desired condition on a user side, a matching means for comparing the provider-side metadata with the user-side metadata and generating, in a case where the specifications of data and the desired conditions match, contract information pertaining to data provision from the provider to the user, and a data delivery means for transmitting data provided from the provider to a terminal of the user, in accordance with the contract information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiko ODA
  • Patent number: 7346673
    Abstract: All the devices connected to a network are detected and profiles comprising information relating to categories of the detected devices are extracted. Integrated profile comprising information obtained by integrating the profiles of the devices is created. A table containing priority rankings for the use of the devices is created. A user interface enabling necessary categories to be selected from the categories which comprise the integrated profile is created, the execution conditions required by the user are input via this user interface and a device to be used is selected out of all the devices based on the selected categories and the table containing the priority rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Oda
  • Patent number: 7328178
    Abstract: A content billing method for performing billing processing corresponding to use of digital content. After the operation is started, search management processing is performed. In the search management processing, information on whether or not a search period expires is managed. When the search period expires, content is searched for in automatic-search-and-collection processing, and identification information of the content is extracted and use information is generated in identification-information recognition processing. The use information is recorded and managed in use-information management processing. Subsequently, in state-of-use recognition processing, a status of use in a predetermined period is recognized based on the use information, and state-of-use information is generated. Finally, in use-fee calculation processing, a use fee corresponding to the state-of-use information is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Shuichi Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Naito, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Azumi Yoshida, Toshihiko Oda
  • Patent number: 7058883
    Abstract: An operation of describing a document link for linking a first document of a link source and a second document of a linking destination. An abstract link is described in the first document of the link source, and the abstract link describes a link establishing condition for determining the document link between the first document of the link source and the second document of the linking destination on a basis of a retrieval of document information of the first document of the link source and the second document of the linking destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Oda
  • Publication number: 20050177564
    Abstract: A WEB server includes a memory unit, an index data searching unit that searches plurality of item data in the memory unit, a sorting unit sorts the item data searched by the index data searching unit by date. When a search request for requesting a search with designation of a keyword and a search period is made on one of terminal devices, the index data searching unit searches a plurality of the index data in the memory unit using the keyword. If the number of the hits exceeds a predetermined number, the index data searching unit re-searches the index data after shortening the search period. The WEB server outputs the results of the search or the re-search to the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tetsushi Kobayashi, Toshihiko Oda, Yoshiaki Imajima