Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Arai

Yasuhiro Arai 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: 11003816
    Abstract: A structure analysis device includes a memory and a processor configured to obtain model information, evaluate a size of a model in accordance with the model information, select, in accordance with the evaluated size, either a direct method or an iterative method as a first algorithm of a simultaneous linear equation of a structure analysis solver that uses a finite element method, and execute structure analysis of the model by using the first algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takanori Negishi, Yasuhiro Kawashima, Kazuya Yamaura, Masao Fukushima, Tsuyoshi Tamaki, Toshio Arai, Toshiyasu Ohara
  • Patent number: 10991713
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes: first and second signal lines; a first memory cell storing first information by applying voltage across the first signal line and a first interconnect layer; a second memory cell storing second information by applying voltage across the second signal line and a second interconnect layer; a first conductive layer provided on the first and second signal lines; third and fourth signal lines provided on the first conductive layer; a third memory cell storing third information by applying voltage across the third signal line and a third interconnect layer; and a fourth memory cell storing fourth information by applying voltage across the fourth signal line and a fourth interconnect layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Nagashima, Keisuke Nakatsuka, Fumitaka Arai, Shinya Arai, Yasuhiro Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20210027268
    Abstract: An electric receipt system includes a point-of-sales terminal that generates electric receipt data; and an electric receipt management server that sends the electric receipt data to a portable terminal. The point-of-sales terminal includes a memory, and a processor configured to generate, in response to input of a commodity code for a commodity to return after sending the electric receipt data, corrected electric receipt data containing commodities included in the electric receipt data except for a commodity with the commodity code, send the corrected electric receipt data, and generate, in response to input of a commodity code after sending the electric receipt data, returned-commodity receipt data according to the commodity code, and a printer that prints a return receipt based on the returned-commodity receipt data. The electric receipt management server includes a memory and a processor configured to receive and send the corrected electric receipt data to the portable terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Arai, Kuniyoshi Yamada, Keiichi Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi Gotanda
  • Publication number: 20200364738
    Abstract: A merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an input device, a storage unit, and a processor. The input device receives first customer information, second customer information indicating the user's participation in a reward program in a store at which the user is currently purchasing merchandise, and merchandise sales data. The storage unit stores the received first customer information, the second customer information, company code information indicating the store, and reward information of the user in the reward program. A first transmission section transmits the received first customer specification information and the company code information to an outside apparatus. A privilege generation section generates the reward information when the second customer specification information is received. An electronic receipt data generation section generates and transmits the electronic receipt information including the merchandise sales data and the reward information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro ARAI, Kuniyoshi YAMADA, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Tsuyoshi GOTANDA
  • Publication number: 20200327620
    Abstract: An electronic receipt system generates electronic receipt information associated with commodity sales data in association with a member code of a consumer, stores company codes in a storage section in association with electronic receipt information in a plurality of electronic receipt management units corresponding to company codes representing different companies, and manages electronic receipt information associated with the plurality of company codes stored in each electronic receipt management unit. Then, the electronic receipt system displays, to an information processing apparatus corresponding to a member code of a consumer, the electronic receipt information containing at least one company code corresponding to the member code on a display section in association with company code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taro ANDO, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Satoru ISHIHARA, Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Akiko SUSAKI, Makoto FUKASAWA, Yasuhiro ARAI
  • Publication number: 20200259888
    Abstract: A networked computer system distributes content that is to be added to receipts by receipt issuing devices. The system includes a central server, first and second store servers communicating with the central server over a first network, first receipt issuing devices communicating with the first store server over a first local network, and second receipt issuing devices communicating with the second store server over a second local network. A first control plane is implemented in the central server to control whether or not the content is to be distributed to the first store server and whether or not the content is to be distributed to the second store server. A second control plane is implemented in the first and second store servers to control whether or not the content is to be distributed to the first and second receipt issuing devices, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Keiichi HASEGAWA, Naoki NISHIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tohru OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200151695
    Abstract: A point-of-sale data processing apparatus includes a user code reading unit configured to read at least one of first and second codes associated with a user, a product code reading unit configured to read product codes, a communication unit, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to determine the first code if the second code is read using the user code reading unit and the second code if the first code is read using the user code reading unit, compile first and second data using the product codes read using the product code reading unit, and control the communication unit to transmit the first data and the first code to a first server that stores the first data in association with the first code, and the second data and the second code to a second server that stores the second data in association with the second code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI
  • Patent number: 10645151
    Abstract: A networked computer system distributes content that is to be added to receipts by receipt issuing devices. The system includes a central server, first and second store servers communicating with the central server over a first network, first receipt issuing devices communicating with the first store server over a first local network, and second receipt issuing devices communicating with the second store server over a second local network. A first control plane is implemented in the central server to control whether or not the content is to be distributed to the first store server and whether or not the content is to be distributed to the second store server. A second control plane is implemented in the first and second store servers to control whether or not the content is to be distributed to the first and second receipt issuing devices, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichi Hasegawa, Naoki Nishiyama, Yasuhiro Arai, Tohru Okada
  • Patent number: 10560585
    Abstract: A server network includes a central server and store servers. Each of the store servers is connected to one or more receipt printers. The central server selects one or more store servers to which image data of an image to be added to a receipt are distributed, and transmits the image data along with condition data to the selected store servers, which are then distributed to receipt printers. Receipt printers that received the image data print one or more receipts with the additional image upon the conditions being met, and transmit content data of each printed receipt to the corresponding store server. Each of the selected store servers generates a receipt issue log based on the content data, and transmits receipt issue logs that accumulated therein to the central server. The central server calculates an amount of exposure of the additional image based on receipt issue logs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichi Hasegawa, Naoki Nishiyama, Yasuhiro Arai, Tohru Okada
  • Publication number: 20190325418
    Abstract: A point-of-sale terminal includes a storage device in which first form data specifying a first image layout of image elements on a paper slip to be printed by the printer is stored, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine whether or not a promotion is offered, and determine whether or not an electronic receipt is issued. The processor is further configured to control a printer to print an image indicating the promotion on a paper slip with the first image layout, when it is determined that the promotion is offered and the electronic receipt is not issued, and control a communication interface to transmit promotion data of the promotion in a text format, when it is determined that the promotion is offered and the electronic receipt is issued. The promotion data includes a form identifier of the first image layout and does not include the first form data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuya NAMBU, Yasuhiro ARAI, Kenji SAKURAI, Makoto YOSHIMURA, Yuriko NISHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20190295059
    Abstract: A distributed computer system includes a central server, a computing device of a user, and point-of-sale terminals. The central server is configured to assign a global user ID to a user and store, in association with the global user ID, local user IDs. The computing device is configured to generate and display a code symbol representing at least one user ID. A point-of-sale terminal is configured to scan the displayed code symbol and code symbols of merchandise being purchased, and generate transaction information. A local server is configured to transfer the transaction information from the point-of-sale terminal to the central server. When the transaction information includes a local user ID, a point total of the user is updated based on the transaction information and transmitted to the computing device. The central server stores the transaction information, which is received from the local server, in association with the global user ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi YAMADA, Koichi SUGIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Makoto YOSHIMURA, Takashi NAKAJIMA, Nobuhiro SUGITA
  • Patent number: 10387861
    Abstract: A distributed computer system includes a central server, a computing device of a user, and point-of-sale terminals. The central server is configured to assign a global user ID to a user and store, in association with the global user ID, local user IDs. The computing device is configured to generate and display a code symbol representing at least one user ID. A point-of-sale terminal is configured to scan the displayed code symbol and code symbols of merchandise being purchased, and generate transaction information. A local server is configured to transfer the transaction information from the point-of-sale terminal to the central server. When the transaction information includes a local user ID, a point total of the user is updated based on the transaction information and transmitted to the computing device. The central server stores the transaction information, which is received from the local server, in association with the global user ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi Yamada, Koichi Sugiyama, Yasuhiro Arai, Tsuyoshi Gotanda, Makoto Yoshimura, Takashi Nakajima, Nobuhiro Sugita
  • Publication number: 20190199779
    Abstract: A networked computer system distributes content that is to be added to receipts by receipt issuing devices. The system includes a central server, first and second store servers communicating with the central server over a first network, first receipt issuing devices communicating with the first store server over a first local network, and second receipt issuing devices communicating with the second store server over a second local network. A first control plane is implemented in the central server to control whether or not the content is to be distributed to the first store server and whether or not the content is to be distributed to the second store server. A second control plane is implemented in the first and second store servers to control whether or not the content is to be distributed to the first and second receipt issuing devices, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Keiichi HASEGAWA, Naoki NISHIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tohru OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190141199
    Abstract: A server network includes a central server and a plurality of store servers. Each of the store servers is connected to one or more receipt printers. The central server selects one or more store servers to which image data of an image to be added to a receipt are distributed, and transmits the image data along with condition data to the selected store servers, which are then distributed to receipt printers. Receipt printers that received the image data print one or more receipts with the additional image upon the conditions being met, and transmit content data of each printed receipt to the corresponding store server. Each of the selected store servers generates a receipt issue log based on the content data, and transmits receipt issue logs that accumulated therein to the central server. The central server calculates an amount of exposure of the additional image based on receipt issue logs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Keiichi HASEGAWA, Naoki NISHIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tohru OKADA
  • Patent number: 10237337
    Abstract: A networked computer system distributes content that is to be added to receipts by receipt issuing devices. The system includes a central server, first and second store servers communicating with the central server over a first network, first receipt issuing devices communicating with the first store server over a first local network, and second receipt issuing devices communicating with the second store server over a second local network. A first control plane is implemented in the central server to control whether or not the content is to be distributed to the first store server and whether or not the content is to be distributed to the second store server. A second control plane is implemented in the first and second store servers to control whether or not the content is to be distributed to the first and second receipt issuing devices, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichi Hasegawa, Naoki Nishiyama, Yasuhiro Arai, Tohru Okada
  • Publication number: 20190073649
    Abstract: A transaction data processing apparatus includes a scanning unit configured to scan a product code of a product related to a transaction, a printing unit configured to print transaction data on a sheet, a communication unit configured to transmit the transaction data to an external device over a network, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to generate the transaction data based on the scanned product code, determine whether the network is online or offline, and control the communication unit to transmit the transaction data to the external device when the network is online, and the printing unit to print the transaction data on the sheet when the network is offline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Kuniyoshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190026714
    Abstract: A transaction data processing apparatus includes a scanning unit configured to scan a product code of a product related to a transaction, a printing unit configured to print transaction data on a sheet, a communication unit configured to transmit the transaction data to an external device over a network, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to generate the transaction data based on the scanned product code, determine whether the network is online or offline, and control the communication unit to transmit the transaction data to the external device when the network is online, and the printing unit to print the transaction data on the sheet when the network is offline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Kuniyoshi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10178244
    Abstract: A server network includes a central server and a plurality of store servers. Each of the store servers is connected to one or more receipt printers. The central server selects one or more store servers to which image data of an image to be added to a receipt are distributed, and transmits the image data along with condition data to the selected store servers, which are then distributed to receipt printers. Receipt printers that received the image data print one or more receipts with the additional image upon the conditions being met, and transmit content data of each printed receipt to the corresponding store server. Each of the selected store servers generates a receipt issue log based on the content data, and transmits receipt issue logs that accumulated therein to the central server. The central server calculates an amount of exposure of the additional image based on receipt issue logs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichi Hasegawa, Naoki Nishiyama, Yasuhiro Arai, Tohru Okada
  • Publication number: 20180376009
    Abstract: A content distribution server according to an embodiment includes a storage unit that stores: store codes corresponding to stores that are targets of distribution, device codes corresponding to receipt issuing devices in each respective store, print specifications corresponding to each receipt issuing device, and additional information items, each including print specifications required for printing the respective additional information. A control unit identifies at least one additional information item for transmitting to one or more of the stores having one or more receipt issuing devices with corresponding print specifications that match the print specifications of the at least one additional information item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Keiichi HASEGAWA, Naoki NISHIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tohru OKADA
  • Publication number: 20180357659
    Abstract: A sales transaction support system according to an embodiment includes a server that stores records including a member code and a corresponding notification destination, and reward data indicating a reward content and a reward condition. A register device generates transaction data, and receives an input of a user code via the input device. If the user code corresponds to one of the member codes, the member code is added to the transaction data. The server receives the transaction data including the member code from the register device, and determines whether the reward condition is satisfied based on the transaction data. If the reward condition is satisfied based on the transaction data, the server transmits a notification of the reward content to the notification destination corresponding to the member code included in the received transaction data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuhiro ARAI, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Kazuya NAMBU